Here are some quotations from students' letters to their epals, read & enjoy :)


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B., the US student

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I am 14 and my name is B. I live in Mt. Shasta California. I go to Mt. Shasta High School. I like to play sports and be with my friends. I like to listen to hip hop and thats about it. I like sports movies and i kind of like scary movies. No it's not hard well other people say it is but my siblings said it is not.


A., the US student

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Hey A.,

nice to meet u. my name is H. and i'm almost 16. i live in California in the US. i dont really like school, i like music also and i like to make music. my favorite type of music is Hip-Hop, and my favorite artist is lil wayne, dreke and S.O.D Money Gang :) so A. my teatcher assined me some questions to ask you! the first ? What do you do with your spare time?


E., the Russian student

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Hi A.! ) My name's E., I'm 16 and I'm from Krasnoyarsk. In fact I'm not a native citizen of this city, I've entered the university called SibSAU this year and moved here from Bratsk. It's near the lake Baykal, hope your know where it is ) Our city is very small, it's population is about 300000 people. Our climate is very cold and the winter average temperature is about -25! You know, I don't really remember what our teacher told us to tell in a letter, but I think that's OK) And what about you? Where are you from? Just tell me smth about yourself okay?) waiting for your letter, bye)


A., the Russian student

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Hello! My name is A. I’m 17 years. I’m from Russia, the city of Krasnoyarsk. My city is on the both banks of the river Yenisei. Here is warm only 3 months in a year. In the summer on streets expose palm trees. It surprises tourists :) In the rest of the time it is a lot of snow. Many like to swim in Yenisey. These people name "Walruses" (look a photo). I study at the first year at Space University. My profession is connected with telecommunications. I am in university about 5 hours. A favourite subject of the mathematics. Though it difficult. I love concerts, actions when it is a lot of people. I want to visit at a concert of the Madonna and Red Hot Chili Pepper. I look forward to hearing from you!


A., the US student

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Hello my name is A. I'm 14 years old and a student from Mt. Shasta High school. Math is my favorite subject and I would like to become an accountant when I get older. For my free time I like be with my friends. My favorite sports are Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. I like sports a lot. My favorite movies are Terminator and Underwold. My favorite food is pizza, tacos and pasta. The music i like is pop, rock, and hiphop. What type of climate is dominant to your area, and is there mountians around where u live?



A., the US student

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Hi. My name is A. I am 14 years old. I am from California. I am a freshman at Mt.Shasta High School. I take the required classes (algebra, English, biology, history, and peals) and also drama 1, ceramics, and technology. I want to own my own business and be a florist. I hate sports. I also enjoy listening to pop and some rap. I also like k-pop (Korean pop). My favorite book is Bud, Not Buddy. And my favorite movie is Harry Potter. I know, kind of nerdy. I would like to know some more about you. Like how is your family structured? What type of climate is dominant in your country? Is your area rural or urban? It was nice hearing from you. Hope you write back soon.



I., the Russian student

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Hello! My name is I. I am 19 years old. I am from Krasnoyarsk - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krasnojarsk . I am a student of Siberian State Aerospace University. Here is the university where I study:

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My major is programming, informatics and computer graphics. My favorite sport is volleyball.My favorite music is rap and pop:

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My favorite book - Empire of angels. My favorite magazine's Cosmopolitan. My favorite movies are A Step Forward (all parts), Admiral. My favorite dish is potatoes with the meat baked in the oven & sushi.I spend my free time with my boyfriend. So tell me about yourself, I am greatly curious.


E., the US student

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Nice to meet you, A. My name is E. and I am 14 years old. I go to highschool in small town in the state of California. Thank you for all the interesting information about your surroundings - now I have more of a background about you. I'm very impressed by your English fluency and your education. Your schooling is really interesting to me. How is the schooling structure set up? Do you have any plans for what you would like to do when you finish with your schooling? What do you do during your spare time for recreation? I have a love for arts. I paint and draw and play several instruments. I have learned to play violin, saxophone, flute, guitar, bass guitar, harp, and piano. I also sing, compose, and write lyrics; although, I don't think I'm very good at it. Do you play any instruments? I also ride bicycles, motorcycles, ATV's (four-wheelers), and skateboards. I love to walk, run, and hike outside. I write a lot of poetry, music, stories, and novels. What are your hobbies? Are you involved in any sports? I love your taste in music. I also like listening to music. I listen to all sorts of music, but mostly classical, reggae, and soft rock. I live in a house with my parents and my brothers and sisters. How is your family structured? In America, the process to getting a driver's license starts at the age of 15. We take a class at school and get a certificate, then we undergo behind the wheel training until we are ready to take our driver's test. We are not allowed to recieve a driver's license until the age of 16, and we are not allowed to have passengers in our car until we have had our driver's license for a year. I'm sorry this is so l

ong. I tend to write a lot. I'm excited to get to know you better and learn more about your life.


Hello E.

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My name is A. I am 20 years old, I study in Siberian State Aerospace University. This university is in the center of Russia in Sibire in the city of Krasnoyarsk it is one of the oldest universities in a city it was based in 1930. About Krasnoyarsk you can look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krasnojarsk . Here is the university where I study: http://www.megaaliance.ru/upload/gallery/ru/tn2_0_19594800_1246521348_foto.gif http://s14.radikal.ru/i187/0907/70/d96f366c6e4a.jpg I am a future engineer of IT technologies. My major is programming, system program maintenance, computer graphics and mathematics. My minor is English, history, cultural science. I like music

DJ Armin van Buuren here his channel on youtube: http:// www.youtube.com/profile? user=arminvanbuuren&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_741006

DJ TIESTO http://www.youtube.com/user/officialtiesto?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/1/FThuVI_maAs and other popular DJs.

Thanks for reading the letter and I hope on further communication

P.S. Forgive me for my English:)



C., the US student

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Hello, my name is C. I am 14 years and a freshman in high school. I love to play sports and hang out with friends and skateboard. I have a few questions to ask you. My first question is what is the capital of Russia? What is the climate like? What is the name of your main street in the town or city you live in? What city do you live in? I have a couple questions to ask about you about yourself. Who were you name after? If you could have one thing in the world what would it be? What sports do you play? What kind of food do you eat? If I were to go to Russia what would be a vacation spot to go to? Do you have a driver’s license? Sorry for all the questions you have to answer, thank you for your time.

Thanks from you American friend, C.


S., the Russian student

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Hello. My name is S. I'm from Russia. My age is 19. I am a student of Siberian State Aerospace University (SibSAU). My major is Information Technology. My favorite subjects in university are math and computer graphics. I spend in university 3-6 hours. Let's talk about my native city. I live in Krasnoyarsk - the third largest city in Siberia. It is located on the Yenisei River. Near Krasnoyarsk there is a national park Stolby - a very diverse natural area with unusual cliffs. The city has many cultural landmarks, such as Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, Krasnoyarsk Organ Hall, Krasnoyarsk Krai Museum stylized as an Ancient Egyptian temple. Here are some of the world famous Krasnoyarsk people: Vasily Surikov, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivan Yarygin, Buvaisar Saitiev, Eugene and Olga Ustyugov Medvedtseva. There are local holidays celebrated annually in Krasnoyarsk. The most significant holiday is the Day of the City celebrated in June, usually with the carnival. Other holidays and cultural events are: the Mana Festival, the International Museum Biennale, the avant-garde Museum Night festival, the Jazz on Yenisey festival, the Stolbist Day. That's all I want to tell. Thank you for your attention.



C., the US student

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Pleased to meet you A. My name is C. I am a ninth grade student (freshmen in high school) at Mt. Shasta High school. Interests: Music: Screamo, rock, occasionally rap. Favorite bands: Escape the Fate, Brokencyde, and Swollen Members. Favorite Movies: Land of the lost, Dinner for schmucks, The Other Guys, Get Smart, Scary Movie three. Favorite Books: Elsewhere. I live in a small town called Mt. Shasta, located in northern California about an hour and 10 minutes south of the Oregon border. Our state flag is a grizzly bear.


A., the Russian student

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Hello, my name is A. One of the students of the Siberian State Aerospace University. Interests: Favorite Music: Rap and club music Favorite Movies: The matrix,Star Wars,Big Stan,Lord of The Rings, Saw, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Fast and Furios,Solomon Kane,Man in Black,Taxi Favorite Books: war and peace I live in the city of Krasnoyarsk. This city is the capital of Siberia. The city is situated on both sides of the Yenise. The emblem and flag of the Krasnoyarsk depicts a lion, he is a symbol of Krasnoyarsk. In the hands (paws) of a lion spade (shovel) - a symbol of large-scale gold mining, and sickle - the time of receipt of this symbol of Krasnoyarsk, the region was one of the largest granaries of Russia.




C., the US student

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Hi, I. this is C. from the U.S I live in california, I have some questions for you, and I will answer them as well. What do u do on your spare time? I go skate boarding, riding bikes,play on the computer or videogames. Do most people play sports there? Here we play lots of sports I'm sure not all of them but these are are some, basketball, football, soccer baseball, biking, hokey,thoes are some of the main sports we play here. what type of music do u listen to? I listen to modern rock and metal. you dont have to answer that I know u answer on the massage u sent. and well thats all thanks for emailing me,goodbye



C., the US student

smiley_green.jpg Hello! So to start things off, in my spare time I often hang out with friends and family and spend large amounts of time at my gymnastics facility. The only sports I do are Gymnastics and cheerleading. Out here our school is structured with grade school kindergarten- fifth grade, Jr. High 6th-8th grade, and high school 9th-12th. Next would be college, and you attend for a different amount of time depending on what you major in. In my family my father works almost every day as a general contractor, my mother is a stay at home mother. My mom home schools my little brother. The climate here in Mt. Shasta is Northern extreme Mediterranean; our town is located around 3,600 ft. on the flanks of Mount Shasta. The city is less than 9 miles southwest of the Namesake volcano. We have somewhat of a mountainous terrain; it is more rural than urban around our town. We need to dress warm during winter, because we get into freezing temperatures and we get a lot of snow. However, during summer we have nice hot weather. Furthermore, what do you do in your spare time? What sports do you play? What are your hobbies? How is school structured? What is the process to get a driver’s license? How is your family structured? What type of climate is dominant in your country? What of terrain do you live in? Is it rural or urban? How people adjust to different seasons?



A., the Russian student

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I would like to get acquainted and communicate with you. Let me introduce myself. My name is A. I'm 18. I'm from Russia. I'm a second-year student of Siberian State Aerospace University in Krasnoyarsk. My specialty named information systems. I study English in university and I want to have friends from USA. I think you know that the climate in Siberia is so frigid with cold winter and warm summer.Therefore I like mountain skiing and skating. And what kind of sport do YOU like? And some words about my life. I live with my parents. My hobby is computers and draw. I like to study, walk with my friends, read books and use the Internet. Do you have page in social network Facebook? I will be glad to see you there :) Well.. Can you write me some information about you? Where do you live and study? What do you like to do in your free time? What are you interested in? What kinds of music and films do you prefer? I want to know about your family and climate in place, where you live. I hope you you will answer for me :) Bye, Yours A.