Reinforce the imperfect and conditional tenses with "Chinese portraits"
|Un portrait chinois|
A Chinese Portrait (portrait chinois) is a metaphorical description of yourself through a comparison with animals, objects, places, people, characters, foods... the list goes on!
The portrait is based on the imperfect/conditional formula:
“If I were a(n) X, I would be….”
e.g. If I were a writer, I would be Charles Dickens
If I were a plant, I would be a cactus
Ø Using the target language teachers could brainstorm categories and/or possible items within those categories
Ø Teachers could provide a template such as the one below to support learners
Ø Using completed poems, learners could take part in a guessing game where anonymous poems are read at random and the object is to listen and guess the writer of the poem.
|Portrait chinois template|