I’m teaching both freshmen and sophomore oral English this semester and my sophomore class has been more topics based. We just spent a few weeks discussing the environment and now we’re talking about art. All of the students chose a specific kind and/or time period of Chinese art, literature, or music, researched it, made a poster, and prepared a short presentation. I was really hoping that some people would choose more contemporary art, but all 80 students chose traditional arts and crafts. Calligraphy and paper cutting were the most popular. Here, Mandy, Agatha, and Rowling are talking about New Year’s couplets, two line verses that express happy thoughts for the New Year and are used as door decorations.