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Dear host family,
First of all I want to thank you reading my letter in which I try to introduce myself.
Now I want to tell you some important information about me. My name is Tobias Jäger and I’m fifteen years old. I was born on 17.03.2003. I live in a quiet part of Berlin, the capital of Germany. This city has about 3, 7 million inhabitants. I live in a relative small house with a nice little garden together with my father Frank (54), my mother Nicole (48) and my sister Nadine (19).
Currently I’m a member of the 10th class at the “katholische Schule Salvator” in Berlin. It’s a catholic school like a high school in Canada. I have the most fun in the subject for politics, because I’m also interested in the topic outside the school. Also, I like learning foreign languages and that’s why French and English are also among my favourite subjects. But there is no subject I hate. I do not go to church regularly but only sometimes. But if you go to church, I like to come with you.
I’m very lucky with my class and I think we have a great class spirit. The most of my best friends are in the same class, and so we can spend a lot of time together.
I would describe myself as friendly, helpful and especially open- minded. At the beginning I’m sometimes at the beginning a bit shy but that changes in the first few days or even hours. Also, I would say that I’m rather calm. I love physical education and I like to meet my friends and to undertake something with them. I also do a lot with my family.
As I said at the beginning, I live in a very big city. Although it has advantages it also has many disadvantages for me. So I’m very happy that I’ll live in Canada in a little smaller city. I love the mountains and the nature, and I am looking forward to discovering a completely new place for me.
I love to go mountain biking in my free time. In Berlin, I live next to a forest where I go several times a week mountain biking with my family, a friend or alone. Of course that’s not comparable to Canadian conditions, but still offers some possibilities. Some weekends my parents and I go to a Bike park, but we have to drive over 3 hours. During the summer holidays my family goes to Austria with me every year, where we find a lot of time for mountain biking and hiking. However, I only ride 1, 5 years mountain bike and therefore not so good.
I also like to go skiing. Unfortunately, there are no possibilities in Berlin at all. I’m fortunate, however, that since I was four years old, I’ve always gone skiing with my family, even twice a year for several years.
I’m of course open to try and to learn something new.
When I have nothing to do at home I read books, chat with my friends at the internet, watch TV or inform myself about political matters. I help in the household, too. We do not have a plan but divide it up according the situation.
I’ve never been in Canada but I think the country suits me very well. I’m very excited about getting to know the Canadian culture.
I’m really motivated to improve my English skills. Also, I see it as a great opportunity for me to make new experiences and learn a lot. I really hope that we will have a good time and learn about each other.
I hope you got a little insight into my life and I’m looking forward to getting to know you.
With best wishes from Germany,