First of all I am really grateful to you for reading my letter.
My name is Alexander. My friends, my parents and my brothers call me only Alex. That is short and sounds better.
I live with my family on the countryside in the north of Germany. I have three brothers, two older brothers and one younger. I have a dog, and she is already eleven years old. We live in a house where 6 people and dog have enough space to live. I have a good relationship with my family. We like to spend a lot of time together on holidays or at weekends. I experience a lot with them and of course I help in the household as everybody does it. Almost every Saturday and Sunday we have dinner together, which is sometimes really funny. My parents would describe me as an adventurous, athletic, clever and energetic person. My friends would describe me as a funny and helpful person which listen to others problems. I would also describe myself as an open-mind and adaptable person which laughs very much.
I go to secondary school in a little city in the north of the city. My favorite subjects are Math, Sport and ‘Politics and Economy’ (which is my intensified course). I also have subjects like History, Geography, Theater, Chemistry and Physics. My way to the school isn´t short so sometimes I am not at home until 5pm, if school ends at 3.50pm like on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. My first lesson usually starts at 7.40am.
I am attending the school since the 4th September and in my class I got to know some new friends, we have similar interests and laugh a lot together, watch movies at lunch break, go to eat out and so on. The last five years I attended another school where I have friends which are really important for me because we went a long time in the same class and experienced a lot together. I don´t need to change myself for them. My best friends are twins and don´t go on that school but we play together handball and know us since 14 years.
In my leisure time I like to play handball or to meet with my friends. Then we often go to the cinema, go swimming, play soccer or basketball or only talk together. I practice handball three times per week. On weekends my team has matches against other teams in my federal state. This summer my team was on a tournament in Norway for a few days and we did great experiences. Our last match we won with three goals which is a close final score in the sport.
When I´m home and have nothing to do for school or something else I play video games, surf in the Internet or hear music. Sometimes I watch documentations about various things on TV. I’, also interested in photography and American sport. On Sundays I watch games from the NFL on TV.
I’ve always loved travelling a lot and the USA are one of the most exciting countries for me. I’m glad that I will soon get the chance to get to know your country and the people living there. I’m curious what it will be like to attend a high school for ten months and to experience the American way of life. Besides I’d like to improve my English skills and learn to speak fluently. I really hope that I will be able to become a part of your family and live with you like a family member. I’ll do my best to integrate myself as good as possible and if you have children, I don´t want any special treatment just because I am an exchange student. I’d really enjoy it when you just look at me as another son. I’m sure that I can show you a bit from the German culture in return for showing me your culture. I hope to get a great time with your family in the USA, which will probably shape my life afterwards. Besides I’ll try to make the time beautiful for you, too!
I hope you got good impressions of me and I very much look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you very much for letting me being a part of your family!!!