My name is Alejandro but everyone calls me Alex and first of all I want to thank you for this opportunity to live and study this year in USA and sharing your life with me as a member of your family. I think it will be a wonderful experience. I have always dreamed with an opportunity like this and I would like to learn a lot of your American culture and share my culture with you. My English is not perfect but I promise you I will improve quickly.
I live with my family in a sunny and friendly country. I have a younger brother and we have fun together. I love my family a lot. My dad works in a german technology company. He likes to ride mountain bike and sometimes I go with him. My mom is a german teacher, and she likes to read books and running. We have participated together in some races.
During the weekend we have dinner together while we watch movies. My parents love the 80s and 90s movies and I have seen a lot of them like Beverly Hills Cop, Star Wars or Raiders of the lost Ark. I love films. Of the current cinema I like Marvel’s movies.
We travel a lot. I’ve been in Italy, Germany, France and Scotland. I really like to travel. Someday I want to go around the world with my mother. This is something that we have been promised since I was little boy and that someday we will do. Even when I was just a little boy, I thought we will travel in a big air balloon like “Up” the movie or a Zeppelin . That was and is our dream.
I am attending a High School. I find biology amazing and I want to study robotic engineering or biotechnology. I am interested too in new technologies because I think that has many opportunities in the future, although the psychology is also interesting for me. My High School is very big. It has around 1.500 students and it is bilingual in german. This year we do an exchange with Düsseldorf students for a week, but my german is still not very good and I don’t know if I will take part in the exchange because when the other student comes to my house, I will be probably in USA.
In my free time I like to play video games with my brother or friends but only on the weekend because on the week I have homework and I must study. Saturdays I like to meet with my friends, we go to the cinema, shopping or have dinner together. My favorite music group is Artic Monkeys. I think it is a very good group and I like his music, but I like too Queen for example or ACDC. I like many types of music and I sleep listening to music with my headphones.
But above all I like to cook. When I come back from High School I prepare the meal and occasionally I prepare dinner for me and my brother. Once a month we take part in a little cooking contest with my parent’s friends and their kids. Children against children and adults against adults. Everyone cooks something. It is absolutely funny and the winner gets little present.
Every summer we go to the coast. My mother was born in a mediterranean city, and a part of our family lives there. We have a house just outside the city. My grandfather and my uncles live there . My grandpa is a very important part of my life. We go to the beach and I play with my brother and cousins and we have lot of fun together. At night we meet the whole family and have barbecue in the garden or we swim in the pool.
In Christmas we usually travel to Germany because my father’s family lives there. My grandmother has a tall Christmas tree in the living room and we visit always a typical Christmas market, which in Germany are colorful and nice. There on the street we drink something hot and eat bratwurst, a typical german sausage. But I hope to tell you all this and more personally when we are together.
I hope you had fun reading my letter and knowing a bit more about me and my dream. I look forward to hearing from you!