kennt man ja schon…ich freu mich auf kommentare und verbesserugsvorschläge
first of all, I would like to thank you for reading my letter and spending time on getting to know me better. We never met – so I hope the following lines will give you an impression about me, my life in Germany and why I would like to spend a year in the USA.
My name is Nathalie, I am fifteen years old and I’ll become 16 on March 31st. My friends describe me as an open-minded, funny, spontaneous, sportive and creative person. Laughing is one of my favorite things to do, I am an optimistic person and I’m always making the most out of every situation.
I’m living together with my parents XXX &XXX, my almost-14-year-old brother XXX and my very cute little sister XXX. I guess my sister is the cutest, funniest little thing in the whole world, maybe she is a little bit clumsy. That often makes it difficult to look after her which is something I got to do a lot when my parents are working. In spite of everything, I love her so much, she’s my favorite sister. My brother and I sometimes play video games together. It’s always fun because we can laugh about the same things. I have a really good relationship to my parents. My father works a lot, as a controller, but I’ll always be his “little” girl. My mother also has a lot of work to do. I try to help her whenever I can. Helping in the kitchen and with the laundry, as well as babysitting and tidying up my room are thing I always had to do. Both of my parents raised me to be a creative, loving, honest and responsible person with an own opinion. In fact, I love them all so much and you cannot put us all together in a room without having a really funny, good time.
My family and I, we live in a small town very close to Berlin. Berlin is awesome, I spend a lot of my free time there, going to the movies, shopping or just hanging out with some of my friends at Starbuck’s. I love our girls’ nights as well as go swimming at a lake close to my school in summer. Besides my family, my friends are the most important persons in my life. I don’t really have one best friend, but I have many very good friends. They listen to me and try to help, when I have troubles and we laugh a lot. I can count on them and we always have so much fun together. On the weekends we go out, cook or go to concerts together. We all love dancing as well as music in general.
Besides my friends I also have some other interests, and music is one of them. I have been playing piano for almost ten years and I’m teaching myself to play the guitar for about two years. I really got good at playing piano but playing the guitar will always be something I just do for fun. I always did a lot of sports. I started playing tennis in a club in my hometown six years ago, and I started practicing Kung Fu even earlier. In addition I love to go jogging whenever there is time for it. Since I got an on easel for Christmas, I also like painting.
I attend the 10th grade of a small school close to the place where I live. My favorite subjects in school are PE, art, biology and politics. I like PE and art because I love painting and sports, too, and I like Biology and Politics because I like to know as much as possible about the world around me. Besides English I learn French and Spanish at school. I’m a class representative and I love how school gives me the chance to spend time with my friends in the breaks and at lunch.
Probably you will ask yourself why I want to be an exchange student. I think it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, getting to know the „American way of life“, improve my English and make new experiences. It’s not that I don’t like my life here in Germany, in contrary, I will miss my family and my friends for sure. But I know that the experiences of one year with you will be more than worth leaving my normal home. I am so excited about the stay and I hope I‘ll be able to show you something about the German way of life. As I love cooking I could also cook German meals for you.
I am looking forward to get to know you an Iam so thankful that you consider hosting me for one year.
So I hope I will hear from you and even more to be a part of your family,
puh, ich hoffe ich bin bald damit durch