We do a lot of writing activities which let our students express themselves. At times it's rather amusing, at times simply eye-opening.
Here was the result of today's lesson on connectives:
"In my opinion, we have to go to free class." ("Free class" is the one we teach; they are our guinea pigs. This girl was trying to get everyone to come!)
"On the one hand, I like American culture. On the other hand, I don't like American food."
"On the one hand, American people live just for themselves. On the other hand, American people have a democratic life."
So there you have it.