Translate Hello, Alia! Let me introduce myself. My name is Hannah.
I know your name from my friend, Caroline. She told me that you
sent her an email telling her that you would like to have more pen pals
from the US. I’d really like to be your E-pal. You sound really cool!
I guess I’d better tell you something about myself first. I’m 16
years old and I attend Thomas Edison High School here in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, USA. I have two brothers and two half sisters and I’m the
middle child. My father died a few years ago so my mother runs the
house and the family business. My father was a barista.
I have lots of hobbies. I like music – mostly classical music and
folk music – but I don’t play an instrument. I like sports, especially
tennis and basketball. At school I’m in the basketball team and I spend
most of my extra-curricular time playing basket ball. I’m into animals
very much. My sister and I have three dogs, a rabbit and an iguana.
They need lots of attention as you can imagine. At school, I have many
Hmong friends who were not fully fluent in English. Their family moved
here from Asia. I enjoy talking to them about our different cultures.
My favorite subjects at school are art and geography. I think I’d like to
become a park ranger when I graduate, perhaps work for the National
I haven’t got much interest in fashion, although we have ‘Mall
of America,’ the biggest mall in Minnesota. We can reach the mall very
easily. A commuter train runs every 15 minutes, buses also come from
different directions. We can also drive to the mall. It’s much faster than
going there by train or by bus.
I don’t like reading but I love drawing and painting.
How about you? Please drop me a line, Alia! Can’t wait to hear from you!