English ( Topics/Essay ): Washington - WA (3)

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If you have any questions on reading of individual words you can double click on the word incomprehensible in the lower left corner in the form of translation there is a separate button which will allow you to directly hear the pronunciation of a word. Or you can also go to the Rules section of English Reading and find the answer to a question. Washington sprang out of a marshy wilderness. It's named after George Washington the first President of the United States. Washington is situated on the Potomac River in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia is outside the jurisdiction of any state and subjects only to the control of the Federal Congress.

Washington is the seat of the Federal Government of the United States. It has been the capital of the USA since 1800. It has about 900 000 inhabitants. Washington is one of the least industrialized metropolises in the world. However in many ways it's a typical American city. Washington often rates as dangerous on the scale of air pollution.

The air is periodically toxic from exhaust fumes. The water in Potomac is polluted. There are traffic jams in rush hours in its streets. Washington is often called the city of underprivileged and poor blacks. In spite of all its problems, Washington has another nickname-the American Paris. The major attractions for tourists are in the heart of Washington.

Among them the National Museum of History the National Museum of Natural History. The National Gallery of Art exhibits thousands of the world's finest canvases. The Library of Congress is the younger rival of the London Library of the British Museum. It contains a lot of books prints and photos. There's hardly a park a square or a open area in the capital without a monument or memorial. The most impressive and best-known of them are the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

The Washington Monument is the highest structure of the city. The oldest building in Washington is the White House is the official residence of the President. Washington's broad and long streets add to the poise of the city. Most of them are called after states Pennsylvania Avenue Connecticut Avenue. The capital is also proud of its two universities Georgetown University and George Washington University. Washington appeared on the site a swampy wasteland.

It is named in honor of George Washington the first President of the United States. Washington is on the Potomac river in the district of Columbia which is outside the jurisdiction of the state and subordinate only to the Federal Congress. In Washington is the Federal government of the United States. It is the capital of USA since 1800. The population is about 900,000 inhabitants. Washington is one of the least industrial capitals of the world.

However in many ways this is a typical American city. Washington is often called the threat from air pollution. Periodically the air is becoming toxic from the exhaust. The water in the Potomac is contaminated. On the streets of Washington during rush hour traffic. Washington is often called the city of the poor and poor blacks.

Despite all these problems, Washington has another name the Paris of America. Most of the attractions for tourists is located in the heart of Washington. Among them are the national Museum of history national Museum of natural history. National gallery of art exhibits thousands of beautiful paintings in the world. The library of Congress more young competitor of the London library of the British Museum. There is a lot of books of prints and photographs.

In the capital, not to find the Park.

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