The State of Washington is located in the northwest of the United States. Washington, D.C., is located on the East Coast. It was chosen by George Washington as the permanent site for our nations capital on December 1, Washington is situated on the banks of the Potomac river. The two letters D. and C. stand for the District of Columbia. This district is a small piece of land that does not belong to any state. It owes its name to Columbus, the discoverer of America. Washington cannot compete with New York or Los Angeles. Its population is less than a million people. It does not produce anything either. So what makes Washington so important? It is its so called only industry – the U.S. government. Washington is the place where the key political buildings in America are situated. The only president who never lived there is George Washington, because at the time of his presidency the White House was not built yet. The Capitol is the place where laws are made. American Senates sittings take place there. The Capitol is also the tallest building in Washington. There will never be any skyscrapers build in this city, because the Capitol should always remain the tallest building there. There are a lot historical monuments and places of interest in Washington. Most of them are devoted to the history of American presidency. Among them: The Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.
My friends, you have read the text Washington D.C. Translate from English into Russian, orally and then answer the questions please: 1.What does «D.C.» stand for? 2.Who was the first person to be elected the president of the United States? 3.Where are laws interpreted? 4.Where can you get information about special activities at the Washington museums? 5.Where is the State of Washington located? 6.Where was George Washington born?
Chose the correct answer. Do not consult the text 1)What is the capital of the United States called? a) New York b) Washington c) London 2) Which state does Washington D.C. belong to? a) none b) Washington c) Texas 3)What does D.C. stand for? a) Divine Capital b) District of Columbia c) East Coast 4)When was the capital of the USA founded? a) December, 1 b) December, 31 c) January, 1 5)In whose honor w as the Lincoln Memorial built? a) Thomas Jefferson b) Abraham Lincoln c) Bill Clinton 6) Where can you see the history of flight? a) in « The Castle» b) in the National Air and Space Museum c) in the Jefferson Memorial 7) What documents freed the blacks in the south from slavery? a) The Declaration of Independence b) The Bill of Rights c) The Emancipation Proclamation
The White House. The beautiful home of every President of the United States, except the first president, George Washington. This is the oldest public building in Washington, D.C., and has the most famous address in the United States – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Consists of 132 rooms. Open for tours 10:00 a.m. to noon. Tickets available at 8:00 a.m. (first come, first served). McPherson Square Metro Station.
United States Capitol The tallest building in Washington, D.C., and the most famous building in the United States, because this is where laws are made. The Capitol is surrounded by a beautiful garden with many trees and flowers. Tours daily: 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Capitol South Metro Station.
Washington Monument. This monument was built in honor of George Washington. It is 555 feet tall and provides a panoramic view of Washington, D.C., via elevator. Open daily, 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Last elevator ride at 11:45 p.m. located south of the White House. Smithsonian Metro Station.
The National Mall and Museum The National Mall is the area between the Capitol and the Washington Monument. Bikeways, footpaths, information kiosks, and refreshment stands are located on the Mall. Nine of the Smithsonian museums and the Smithsonian Information Center are located here. The museums contain many historical objects and great works of art.
Read the following sentences out loud and make your own judgment whether they are true, falshe()then correct them All president of the United States live in the Capitol. The Capitol is the tallest building in Washington, D.C The White House is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The White House consists of 132 rooms.