vom 30.9.2007 23:10
G. P.

huhu

doch bin scho angeommen un der vertrag is abgeschickt ! Nö bei mir war noch ein Englischinterview über mich selber und so dabei das so etwa 20-30 Minuten gedauert hat...

Also das personal essay soll mit dear host family anfangen und ganz schön beschreiben auf englisch wer du bis wie du so lebst und so weil das geht an die gastfamilie und wird bei anderen orgas dann auch gastfamilien brief genannt !!!
( Die Freien Zeilen brauchst du damit der Briefkopf noch drüba passt !)
Ich hab dir hier mal meinen eingefügt :

















Dear host family, Stadt, August 28th ,2007

Thank you for your interest in my application and for becoming my host family in Canada. Now I would like to introduce myself to give you a first impression of me and my life.

My name is NAME and I am 15 years old. I was born on 3rd of June, 1992. I live with my family in STADT. It is a nice city with approximately 90000 inhabitants in West-Germany. The biggest cities in the surrounding area are Dortmund, Münster and Cologne.
I am 1,91 m tall and have about 70 kgs, which may look quiet thin. Exept my blue eyes and my short brown hair there is not much else to mention.
I am attending 10th grade of the “NAME“- a local secondary school.

My family: that is my mother NAME, my father NAME, my brothers NAME and NAME and my sister NAME. We also have a dog called NAME, a cat called NAME, and one guinea-pig named NAME.
NAME, my mother, is 46 years old and she is now becoming a secondary-school teacher. She is a member of the church choir and a bible group. Due to her new work, my brothers, my sister and I have to take over more responsibilities than before.
My father NAME is 47 years old and he is an engineer, employed by a copper recycling company in Lünen. In his free time he likes to do everything dealing with wood, for example wood turnery, and different kinds of metal work. He also likes to do sports. In the age of 18 he spent one year in Australia as a youth exchange student.
NAME, 22 years old, is a carpenter by trade while he is doing the german high school diploma in the evenings. Lateron he intends to study mechanical engineering somewhere.
My brother NAME, 20 years old, is in 13th grade at “NAME“-secondary school. In Germany the13th grade is the last year before taking the high school diploma. At the moment he is not sure what to do afterwards, maybe some kind of artist.
NAME, 17 years old, is at the same school as David, but she is in class 12. In her free time she works in the “Bodyshop“ in Dortmund. I do not know whether you have “Bodyshop“ in Canada. It is a shop selling cosmetics.

My free time I spend with my friends. My best friends are NAMEN. They are attending the same school as me, but unfortunately we are not in the same class. Both of them are already 16 years old. I like to attend parties with them, but sometimes we are just watching a film or doing stuff like that. My friends will be sad when I will leave but they are able to see the great chance for me in such a year.

My family and me, we are living in our own house with a little garden in the northern part of STADT. Here everyone of us have a little room for ourselves. Our house is well situated, because there is a forest next to our house. There is a little lake nearby, too. That is great for going for a walk as I enjoy the nature. The city centre can be reached well from our house by bicycle. From our point of view Lünen is a small town, so I often go to the bigger city of Dortmund with about 500,000 inhabitants by train.
Next door my father`s parents are living in a separate home, so they are coming along quiet often.

My school is a grammar school with about 1200 pupils, it is only 10 minutes by bike. It is a 40 years old concrete building. After the 13 th grade I will take my high school diploma. In Canada I intend to attend the grade suiting to the 11th German grade, and coming back I plan to continue with grade 12, due to my present good report marks in many subjects. In my class there are 31 pupils, which is a big class for us. At the moment I´m doing 3 foreign languages at school, English, French, and Latin. In the past I also did some Italian. In November I will take part in a Latin competition of our province. At the moment I´m doing an additional course about law knowledge. In the class and school affairs I`m also very engaged. Last year I was the class representative.

My interests are cultural things like museums, history, politics, economy, international affairs and our animals. Especially I´m looking after my guinea pig for already 7 years now. Later I might become a lawyer or a buisiness economist. Furtheron I like to test different kinds of sports like snow skiing, wind surfing, walking with our dog etc. For already 6 months I´m doing sports in a fitness center. A lot of time I´m spending with my friends and some times I like to be with myself ( computer, TV, books).

Last year my school has organized an exchange week to a Dutch school and family. There I made many friends whom I´m still having contact to. In September 2006 I spent one week in the Netherlands, in March 2007 my exchange partner came to our home as a return visit. Being in the Netherlands my host family made me a member of the family for a while and I got used to speek some English.Being in Lünen I enjoyed to organize a lot of activities with our guests and friends, for example a visit to Dortmund city and other local points of interest.

There is a number of reasons for my interest in going to a foreign country for one year: With my family I have visited a number of European countries and in 1999 Australia, which was very interesting for me. These trips also correspond with my cultural interest. I also heard a lot of my father`s youth exchange experiences and we had some Australians for a visit at home. My own experience with our Dutch exchange was very valuable and it finally supported my big interest in going overseas. In Canada I hope to learn something about different cultures living together in one country. Looking to nature I would also like to experience what the famous Canadian winter means. Another aspect for me is to see how the modern Canadians live today and what Canadians think about there own history. This way I could learn how state and society work in Canada. Staying in a new family I hope to become a normal member of the family with responsibilities and rights.

I´m looking forward to have a great year in Canada and will do everything I can to make it a great year also for you, my host family.This short letter can only give a first idea, which perhaps meets your expectations. Then I would be happy to hear more about you or let you know more about me and hopefully see you next year in Canada

Best wishes from Germany, Yours



NAME

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vom 6.10.2007 14:52
S. K.

nochmal dankeschöööön

...an euch beide.
also sorry, dass ich erst jetzt wieder schreib...
wow, das is ja super nett, dass du mir gleich deinen personal essay mit reingestellt hastGrins ich mach mich dann auch mal ans werk....drückt mir die daumen für samstagZwinker
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