The Cherry Trees of Washington, D.C.


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Level: Pre-Intermediate

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The Cherry Trees of Washington, D.C.

When you think about the things that attract millions of visitors to Washington, D.C., each year, you probably think about the monuments, the White House, the Capitol, the Library of Congress. But have you ever thought about the living things that are also a major tourist attraction?

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Post-Reading Questions

True or False?

  1. The cherry trees in Washington, D.C. were a donation from
    a. people of Japan
    b. thousands of visitors
    c. the Library of Congress
    d. the President

  2. How long is the does the National Cherry Blossom Festival last?
    a. two weeks
    b. two months
    c. four days
    d. four weeks

  3. All of the following are Washington, D.C. monuments, except:
    a. the White House
    b. the Capitol
    c. the Tidal Basin
    d. the Library of Congress

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