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This city is one of the greenest cities of the US. It lies on the east coast of the country and is situated on the Potomac River. American presidents live in this city. Here you can find a lot of government offices, the White House and the Capitol. The city is well planned and has beautiful streets and avenues. A lot of tourists come here every year.
The largest city of the US is also its richest port. It is situated on the south-east coast of the country. People often call it the "Big Apple". More than twenty million people visit it every year. Broadway is its street known all over the world. It is famous for its theatre shows. If you want to look at the buildings in this city — look up! It is full of skyscrapers. Many of them are not very beautiful, but some are wonderful, and very modern.
This American city is situated not far from Lake Michigan in the north of the country. It is the third largest city in the country. There are a lot of plants and factories in it. Sometimes people call it the "Windy City". It is famous for its museums and the tallest skyscraper in the world which is 443 meters high. At the beginning of the 20th century, in the thirties people called it the "City of gangsters".
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Last summer Tom Hardy's family visited the United States of America. They began their journey in the north of the country where they spent a few days. They stayed in one of Chicago's hotels, visited its museums and then went to see the Great Lakes. They had a boat trip on Lake Michigan and had a wonderful time.
In the evening they had a flight to San Francisco and admired the Golden Gate Bridge. The family travelled along the Mississippi River and enjoyed their trip very much.
On the 15th of June they arrived at Miami airport. The weather was wonderful. It was pleasantly warm. They say, the weather is good in Florida all the year round. When people stop working, many of them go to live to Florida. The beaches of Florida attract a lot of holidaymakers.
The Hardys finished their journey in the capital of the Unites States. They did the sights of the city and flew to London from Washington, DC.
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Two Friends Meet Again
>Jane: Hello, Sue. How are you? You do look fantastic.
>Sue: Hi! I have just returned from the States. I enjoyed my stay there very much.
>Jane: Oh! What places did you see there?
>Sue: I visited a lot of places. I have been to New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Disneyland. So I can say I have been to the coasts of the two oceans.
>Jane: Great! Which of them did you like most?
>Sue: They are all interesting. But Disneyland is really very special. It is a very large amusement park which opened in 1955. I have taken some photos of Disneyland and Disney characters.
>Jane: Can you tell me more about this park I would like to have a look at your pictures, too.
>Sue: Certainly I can. Come over to my place tomorrow, let's say around seven p.m. I'll show you my photos.
>Jane: Oh, thank you. I would really like to come. See you then.
>Sue: See you.
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The USA is one of the most powerful countries in the world. It is situated in the central part of the North American continent. It is the fourth largest country of the world after Russia, Canada and China. It has many islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The five Great Lakes between the USA and Canada include Lake Superior which is the largest and Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario which is the smallest. In the west of the USA there is another famous lake — the Great Salt Lake.
The USA is a very large country, so it has several climate zones. The coldest regions are in the north and north-east. There a lot of snow falls in winter. The south has a subtropical climate. The climate along the Pacific coast is much warmer than that of the Atlantic Ocean. In general, the climate in North America is much colder than in Europe.