Talk about it: Have you ever been to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.? If you lived nearby, would you go? Why or why not?
Level 1: What do you see? Write down the objects you see. Write down the season, time of day, and weather.
Level 2: Write down what you do not see in this picture. Write at least five full negative sentences. Simple Present or Present Continuous would both be good choices.
Level 3: This is a picture of the famous cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. Does your country have any special trees or festivals? Write a paragraph that tells us about what they are and why they are special.
Creative Writing: Imagine that there are no people in this picture because the world has ended. Write a short post-apocalyptic story about this situation. Carefully consider who your narrator and characters are. What is next for them?
For USA-based learners: Write a well-organized essay that describes three crucial elements of Washington D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival. Here is one resource that may help. Be sure to cite your sources!
For internationally-based learners: Write a well-organized essay that describes three crucial elements of a festival from your country. If you do research for this essay, be sure to keep track of and cite your sources!