Washington, DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States. DC stands for District of Columbia and means that Washington is not part of any Bundesstaatfederal state, but a einzigartigunique Gebietdistrict. The citizens of Washington, DC have no wählendes Mitgliedvoting representation in Congress and are überhaupt nicht vertretennot at all represented in the Senate.

Washington, DC

White House

The White House is the working place and Wohnsitzresidence of the United States President. It was built between 1792 and 1800 and has 132 rooms. There is also a swimming pool, movie theater, tennis court and Bowlingbahnbowling lane.

White House

United States Capitol

A long mall connects the White House and the Capitol ( Sitzhome of the Congress). The House of Representatives is in the south Flügelwing and the Senate in the north wing. On Tag der AmtseinführungInauguration Day (January 20), the President holds his Amtseinführungsredeinaugural address on the steps of the Capitol and then usually marschierenparades from the Capitol to the White House.

United States Capitol

Grammar Exercise on the Text

Passive Voice

We use the passive voice if we want to emphasise what has happened. Who/What caused the action is not so important (or not known). For more information, check out our grammar section: → Passive Voice

Exercise

Rewrite the active sentences in passive voice and the passive sentences in active voice.

  • Aktive: Many people visit Washington.
    Passive:
  • Aktive:
    Passive: The White House was built by James Hoban.
  • Aktive:
    Passive: The White House and the Capitol are connected by Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Aktive: In the Capitol, workers are building a visitors center.
    Passive:
  • Aktive: They will probably finish it in 2006.
    Passive: