The day John Adams moved into White House – level 2

01-11-1800

On November 1, 1800, President John Adams moved into the newly constructed President’s House. This building is known today as the White House.

The White House is still the official residence and office of the President of the United States and where his family also lives. It is located in Washington, D.C. It covers an area of over 5,100 square meters and stands on a land of more than seven hectares.

Today, the White House also has a medical office, a dental office, a television studio, a solarium, a swimming pool and a shelter against nuclear bombs.

The White House has 132 rooms, three kitchens, 35 bathrooms, and 16 bedrooms. The most famous room is the Oval Office. It is the official office of the President of the USA.

The White House is visited by 30,000 visitors a week.

Difficult words: residence (a place where somebody lives), cover (to be over an area), hectare (10,000 square metres), solarium (a room where you can see the sun easily), shelter (a place where people are protected from danger), oval (elliptical).

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