Letter 4: My hobbies




This is a very important letter, as in this letter the pupils will write about the things in which they are particularly interested. This can include sports, hobbies, watching television and other interests.

They do not necessarily have to follow the complete list of questions. Children who are not interested in sports obviously do not have to write about them, the same applies to the other fields of interest.

As always it is important that there is an exchange between the parties. Again, make sure they put in questions and reactions to the other pupil's letter.


Other ideas

A     After writing the letters students can search information (also through the internet) about their favourite singer, sportsman, actor and rewrite them in the form of an interview pretending to be a
        journalist. If they choose people famous in their country, it could be interesting for the partners to read about them.

B     If your students are fond of reading and have recently read a book they liked, they could write a short summary and opinions about it.  They can suggest it to the partners and find out if there
        are translations of the same book in the different countries. The same work could be done with presentations of the last films they watched at the cinema.

C     If your students spend a lot of time watching TV, they can present their favourite programme to the partners and also send a short video-clip recorded with a video-recorder through the snail

D      Music is really important in the teenagersí life nowadays and the most part of your students will name at least one favourite singer or song in their letter.  If the partners donít know the band or
         singers your students like, they could send a file.wave or a cassette of their favourite music with a photo of the band.

E       The students who like collecting can send stamps or other small things to add to their collection with a message describing the objects.

These are only some examples of activities aimed to know and understand the partnersí culture.  All other ideas suggested by colleague teachers or students are always welcome!




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