vom 25.11.2012 11:29

Brief an die Gasteltern!

Hallo, ich fahre nächstes Jahr für ein halbes Jahr in die USA und habe nun die Aufgabe einen Brief an meine Gastfamilie zu schreiben. Ich bin mir nicht sicher was da alles rein muss, hab aber schon angefangen zu schreiben. In meinem Brief sind aber wahrscheinlich richtig viele Fehler, kann hier jemand gut Englisch und könnte mir helfen?

Dear host family, first of all I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend 5 months in the US with you. In the following letter I'm trying to give you an impression of my personality. My name is xxx and I'm 14 years old. I live with my mother in an apartment in xxxxx, a xxx in xxxx Germany. Currently I go to the 9th grade of the xxx-xxx-Gymnasium. It's a big school with more than 1000 pupils. I feel very comfortable there, the majority of the teachers are friendly and helpful and ich have many friends and nice classmates. Also I have the possibility to participate in many clubs, like a drama club and a rowing club. Even in elementary school I liked drama and I stood on the stage often. My favorite subjects are languages, like Latin (since class 5). This subject is great, because history is combined with language and it increases my skills for learning other foreign languages. English (since Class 1). This is an important subject for me, especially for my half year stay abroad. It's a very popular language that makes me flexible in many countries. German (since class 1), I always liked it. I like to read books and writing is also fun for me. Also, it is important for me to have a nice diction and orthography. And French (since class 8). I really like this language! I'm very often in France and now I can finally agree with the people there. I'm taking part in a standard dance class every week so I meet new people often. Also I play the guitar since a year.
To utilize me after long days at school, I go twice a week kick boxing. The training gives me a lot of fun and I can defend myself, if I should be seriously threatend. Due to my many activities, the school and the work of my mother we do not see us very often, but we go down well with us. We always discuss problems and think about a solution together. And if I have questions, my mother always helps me. The friends that I have through the guitar course, dancing, kickboxing, or of course the school, mean a lot to me. I take care of these friendships. The appearance or origin of my friends do not care, for me it's just important that they have something interesting in themselves, are reliable and that we can accept each other. For my stay abroad I opted for America, because this continent is completly different to Germany. I would love to meet new people, cultures and languages. I just was there once and do not know much about the continent, but I want to change this. I think it's exciting to to live a completly different life and of course I want to improve my English. I think I will win many new impressions in this time and I'll be more independent. It motivates me to know that evertything I learn in this time will be very important for my future. For this, I am ready to leave my home for an exciting half year stay abroad. Also, it's exiting for me to get to know a foreign school system and it is a great way to find new friends. In Germany, the US is always present in the news. We watch american movies, listen to american music but there’s so much that I can still discover. I’ve spent much time with reading things about the US, reading reports about exchange students that have been to the US. Also you always hear about the american way of life in Europe and most of the children in Germany also heard about the school spirit there and I want to experience all that and I want to be part of an american family. I want to thank you again for giving me the chance to spend a half year in the US, it’s has always been a big dream of me. I can't wait to meet you and to go to the US! Many greetings, xxx

Mona L. USA 2013/14
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