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Talk about the precaution people should take about their house when going on holiday or leaving it for a short time

As you know, there are a lot of in our times. So people have to do their utmost to prevent their house from doing up. And if you don’t want to hear one day : “Oh, you’ve been done again” you’d better to know some simple rules how to make your house unavailable for burglars.

So first of all, fit security locks to all doors and windows and a safety chain t on the front door. Secondly, use them! And use them every time you go out, even if it's only for a short time.

If you have any ladders or tools, don't leave them lying about in the gar­den, lock them away or at least immobilise them.

Don't rely on 'safe' or 'secret' places for keys and valuables - nine times out often, they are the first place a thief will look into.

Really valuable items, such as jewelry, should be given special protection -preferably by leaving them with your bank. But a small security safe, properly installed, should protect you against all but the most determined burglar.

It is also most important to maintain an up-to-date list of valuables and their descriptions. In the case of fine art, paintings, ceramics or jewelry, colour photographs can sometimes be of assistance to the police should you be unfortunate enough to have them stolen. Enter the details on the back of the pictures. But don't keep such documents in your house, keep them at the bank or with your insurance company.

When you move into the new home, even if it is fitted with security locks change them. You don't know who may have duplicate keys.

When you are new to a district, you are particularly vulnerable. Never let anyone that you don't know into your house. An official-looking cap is not enough, ask for proof of identity and look at it carefully - if you are still not satisfied, don't let the person in.

Don't advertise the fact that your house is empty. Do remember to cancel the milk and newspapers and also to draw curtains back. Don't leave notes for tradesmen and try not to talk about your holidays and future plans loudly in public.

Operate a "Good Neighbour" scheme to ensure that mail is taken in, the house checked regularly and that lights are put on. If you plan to be away for a long time, make sure that your lawn is cut.

Call at your local police station and tell them you are going away. Make sure that they know who has your spare key and how you can be contacted in case of trouble.

Especially at holiday time, don't leave cash or valuables in the house -take them with you or lodge them with the bank.

So, if you do all these things you can sleep calmly!

Talk about a famous state building

White House

There are lots of famous buildings all over the world. Speaking about the USA we cannot but mention the White House one of the most popular tourist attractions.

For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, connected with President George Washington and his Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a district "not exceeding ten miles square…on the river Potomac." And then a competition was held to find a builder of the "President’s House." Nine proposals were submitted, and Irish-born architect James Hoban won a gold medal for his practical and handsome design. Construction began when the first cornerstone was laid in October of 1792. Although President Washington oversaw the construction of the house, he never lived in it. Its first residents were President John Adams and his wife. Since that time, each President has made his own changes and additions. The White House is also the President’s private home.

Originally the house was grey and was called the Presidential Palace. After the war ,to cover the marks of the fire, the building was painted white. And President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.

There are a lot of traditions connected with White house. For example Thomas Jefferson held the first Inaugural open house. He also opened the house for public tours. In addition he welcomed visitors to annual receptions on New Year’s Day and on the Fourth of July. Some of these traditions are steel being held.

Also I’d like to add that there are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels.The White House has a variety of facilities such as a tennis court, jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, and bowling lane.

And in the end I’d like to mention that every year more than 1.5 million visitors go through the five rooms open for tourists.


Date: 2015-12-24; view: 1462

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