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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!