Xiao Hua and Xiao Hong attend “the English Corner”in the People＇s Park regularly every Sunday.
Last week, they happened to meet two American students. They started talking about sports they do in their spare time, but when Xiao Hua spoke of “Jian”, she didn＇t know the English word for “Jian.”Anyway she made her explanation like this: “Jian”is made of such materials as copper coins or metal coins wrapped up with a piece of cloth with feathers of cock in it, it can be kicked in various ways and struck to and from across a net in a game. If, in case, you drop the“Jian” onto the ground, you＇ll fail. “Jian is very popular among the Chinese people both as recreation and sports.