Writing Prompt Wednesday

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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?

Academic Writing: 

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!

 

Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston on Flickr

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