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: Have you ever heard of the surname Khazipov? Its me. My name is Yegor, which means a person, working on the land. I am in the 11th form, though I am only 16. My classmates are mostly 18. When I was a child, my desire to go to school was great, thats why I started schooling at the age of 6. You must have heard of Khanty-Mansi region in Russia. And there is a tiny, but the most beautiful town of Nizhevartovsk, Dzerzhinsky street, 19V. Of course, I cant compare myself with Michael Jackson, but I am a great dancer as well. I participate in different kinds of contests: school, regional, etc. Dancing helps me to express myself, my attitude to the world around. I also like travelling and taking pictures. I have great impressions of the places which had visited. I often look through the pictures, recollect events and people. I am very emotional and miss those places and want to visit them again. The same thing happened to me after having visited the USA this summer. After seeing the most beautiful sights The Golden Gate in San-Francisco, the Californian park Redwoods, the Pacific ocean I loved this country very much. The idea of studying English thoroughly came to my mind. Since then I constantly have the desire to learn more about the country, its customs, traditions, history and people. Participating in this contest I hope my dreams come true.

..: Hey, Yegorchik! You're so modest!...

Ryzhova Nadya: Hi, Yegor! Nice to meet you ... May I ask you a question? How long have you been learning English? What do you expect from this contest?


: Hi, Nadya! Nice to meet you. Learning English approximate 5 years. Hm, i don't know)

..: Hello, dear participants! My name is Lyudmila Mikhailovna. I am a project coordinator. I am glad to meet with those who are fond of writing letters in English. I hope our project will gather interesting individuals and our cooperation will be fruitful.

..: Hello, dear participants! Here is the timetable of our contest. 15 . . 15-17 (I ) ?. 1 . , . 18-20 (II ) ?. 2 Ӆ. . . 21-24 (III ) ʻ. 3 Ż. . 25-27 (IV ) , , ߻. 4 . . . 28 . , .

: My name is Vlad. I am 14.I am in 8 form. I am crazy about volleybal and computer. I am from Russia . I live in town of Sayanogorsk. It is situated in Siberia near the Sayan mountains. My republic Khakasiya is named Siberian Switzerland. Our places are very beautiful. Near my town there are one of the biggest hydro power electro stations in Russia. My favorite book is The lord of the rings. My favorite film is Star wars. My favorite Computer game is World of Warcraft. I want to compare me with technologies , because I dont stay on one place and improve. I expect of this competitions to make a foreign friend.

..: And are you from Sayanogorsk, tooo? o__o We heard so much on Sayanogorsk, and we'll meet all the Sayanogorsk soon:))) It sounds like you're town is very interesting and picturesq place 0_0 Maybe somedays we'll come to your place;)

Nikiforova Rita: My name is Rita. I am 15.I am keen on volleyball. From my point of view sport is life. I am a very active girl, so I can compare myself with explosion because nobody knows when and where it will happened, and how tones of different ideas and emotions will be used. There is one global idea that can tell about me. I want to change the world. Maybe it sounds bonal, but it is true. I want to make people always smiling? Enjoying every moment of life. Besides people shouldn`t be obsessed about money and appreciate more valuable things such as love, friendship, family. Why I participate in this competition? I don`t really know. I think it is useful, because I can practice my English; it is very interesting as well. I expect to get new emotions, meet new friends in this competition. I am looking forward to socialize with foreigner of my age, because it is very interesting for me to communicate with person with other culture, other thoughts.

: Hi Rita! Why do you like volleyball? For example, I like other kinds of sport. Why?

: Hi Rita and Natalia! I like basketball because it is hard and strategy game. I hate volleyball because it is not mobile kind of sport.

Nikiforova Rita: Hello Viacheslav!! Tastes are differ and everyone can chooses how to spend his free time)) Maybe volleyball is not mobile sport, but it makes you be more well disciplind and teaches you how to play in team and be the part of it.))

: May be you are right. I respect your opinion.

Nikiforova Rita: Hello Nataly! I like it because I play volleyball for 4 years, besides I am the head of our school team! Do you play volleyball?

: Hi, Rita. Thanks for your message. No, I don't play valleyball. But I like watching this kind of sport. And do you have any awards?

Marchenko K.: Hello, Rita. I think that people can change the world together. Giving joy is the greatest happiness. What is your home town?

Nikiforova Rita: Yes, I agree with you) I live in the small beautiful town Sayanogorsk) Where are you from?)

Marchenko K.: I am from Asino, Tomsk Region.

: Hello)) I love volleyball too) How long you've playing? You speak english very well)) thats great!)))

: Hello! I am happy that I can tell some words about me! My name is Yana Posudnevskaya. I am the schoolgirl of one of the best schools of Russia. This is the school number 2, in Nizhnevartovsk city. I am in the 11th form. My favorite subjects are English and history. I like to go to school and I study with pleasure! I want to become the translator. It is my dream. I am the sociable, creative and purposeful person! My riches are a city, school, a family. I learn two foreign languages, English and Spanish. I like reading books and listening different kinds of music. I love life and all her displays. I want, that everybody were happy! I live in peace, where it is a lot of friends and positive emotions! From competition I want to receive new impressions and new friends! I want our dialogue will be unforgettable!!!

Marchenko K.: Hi, Yana. How long have you been studying English? And what about Spanish? I think you can become a good translator.

..: Marina Permyakova, Alina Kozbekova, Tonya Egorova, Alyona Shkirdova, Dasha Serdyuk, Anzhelika Karpova and together we are "Russian girls"! We are 15 years old and we study in the 9th form of the best school in Nizhnevartovsk, school 42, which is situated in Nephtyanikov street, 93a. If you are here, welcome! We can be compared with the sun, because we like the bridht rays of the sun light up every corner of our planet and our school with our brilliant knowledge, various performances. We are able to recharge people's batteries and to give them great mood. We have been learning english for several years, and this interest units all of us. That's why our team desided to take part in the competition. We have a great desire to show ourselves in a very good light. Also we are eager to learn something new. What do we expect from this competition? Of course, we expect only positive emotions, creative thought's, new acquaintances, interesting stories from other participants. We want to achieve high results and just do our best to win in this competition. :)

CHESSTER: Russian girls! I see you are the only team in this contest. Could you describe each of you separately and show your photos. Please))))

..: Ilya, please, HEEELPPPP!!! How do you place pictures in your messages??? We're crying... Looking for your replay. (Do you remember "Fifth Element"? Lilu said: please, heeeelp;( Write us, OK?)

Risha: Girls! Check your private messages (Click ) We (Ilya and Risha) answered your questions there!

..: Hi, my dear friend! My name is Dasha and I'm 15. I'm very creative person. This year I finished an art school with honour)) I carry with singing, skating and swimming. I'm very funny and positive Sometimes I'm just crazy) If we are all together - though stay, though fall I've got an excelent marks. I'm going to finish school with gold honour :) I'm very sensible and impressionable. I don't imagine what i can be in a future, everything is interesting, so I don't know where I should stay???? And soon A Club of Cheerful&Funny will start in oyu school, so I have do nothing exept for panic!!(( If you interested in something about me, I'll sure answer you! Kiss you) Chmoki-chmoki)))

..: Hi, Ilyushka) I'm Alyona. I'm 15. I've got a dream. I want to be a fireman. But probableyI will be a doctor or a interpreter. I have been studing English since I was 8. And i've got a very very cool dog!) Her name's "Bertrashe Rakcel' Ross or just Rosya)I love her very much))Almost all my free time I'm with my friends.We do all together,so don't suprised...I sing,swim and skating too))I've got excellent marks too.In my resonal life all be ofigensky))What about you?Do you have plans on future?If you have,so tell me please))And can you tell about youself more detailed?? I'll be waiting for your answer. Write me soon. Wow=wow!!

CHESSTER: Hello, Alyona! It will be difficult to tell about myself in details, too much details... As to my future, I haven't yet absolutely solved, but I'm interested in psychology and psycho-linguistics. I am going to take part in competition "National property" or "Natsionalnoye dostoyanie" this year and I expose the work on psycholinguistics. What else? I love motorcycles and old cars. I have the dog too, as well as you. Can you expose a photo of your dog? And very strange choice of proffessions..., they contradict one another...I mean your choice. Interesting why? It depends on character, probably? How ydo ou think?

..: Hi, Ilyukha! I'm Anzhelika, and I'm 14. I try to lead a healthy way of life. I sing, swim and skate. Didn't you expect?)) Maybe you won't believe, I've got only excellent marks, too. I wanna be a policeman (policegirl??;) But rather it won't be so. I'm little&cool scoundrel) I like to have fun with my friends. They are really reasons for fun [img src=/gif/smk/sm54.gif] [img src=/gif/smk/sm64.gif] I adore watching different films. I'm the only one child in my family. I wanna have a brother or sister. I want'em, and that's all! I like meeting new people. If U want, write me)) waiting for...

CHESSTER: Hello,Anzhelika! I am impressed and amazed!!!! You are the beauty! Besides, judging by your choice of profession , you are very courageous girl. But why are you going to become policemen? I suppose it is not a female trade... I am the only child in a family too, but I have a lot of friends and..... Small toy-poodle. And recently we took a white kitten, (by the way-the dog is white too) it s istill absolutely the kid. What else.... I study, of course, not perfectly, but very decently. I go to the swimming pool and in a gym, but most of all I like to read. As for the films-certainly I love mystic thrillers and films like "Doctor House" and "Lie to me." Was glad to receive your letter and I will answer the following one with pleasure . Ilya My kitten

CHESSTER: Hello,everobody! My name is Ilya, I'm 16. I live in Kaluga, not far from Moscow. I am a pupil of 9 form, Gymnasium 9 named after K.Tsiolkovsky. I took part in some projects of the center Eidos, but not in this contest. I hope to meet new friends here and spend good time together. As I understood from the first task we must tell you about ourselves creatively. Well....I have rather usual appearance, rather friendly character and rather good marks at school. What else? I am interested in psychology and neurolinguistic very much. I hope it will be my future profession. But who knows? May be you want to speak about it?

..: Well, Ilyukha, you're a beauty! How're U R there in Kaluga? It's so bad here in Nizhnevartovsk. So cold... If U A here, come to us someday! It's very interesting to know what do U do at your school. And we're very interested in your future profession. What is it about? And why is your gymnasium named after TsiolkovskY? And why haven't you AVATARKA??? Eeer... We're hope we're not very talkative

..: Hey, you're so active!!! R U the cleverest???!!!

CHESSTER: hope to make a foreign friend too

Darya Cat: My name is Darya. My surname is Khramova. I am in the 8th form. I live in Khakasia, in Sayanogorsk. I can compare myself with a trolley. I rely on certain conditions, such as weather, time, from the views of others. I would like to be free, but the duties, dependency or weakness to the outside world interfere with this. People can easy manipulate me. I trust people and I am often mistaken. May be I'll become a train, but I wont be sure that I`ll manage it. Sometimes my close people say that I am far away from them, although I am close. Everybody makes in their dreams inaccessible world. The world where everything is ok. I want to take part in this contest because I want to practice my English. I also want to find foreign friends.

..: Hi, Dashka! And how is there in your World? Is it pink? Cause you're a girl?

Darya Cat: .. : No.My world is crazy,because I am crazy

..: Hi, Dash)) In fact, there are 6 of us: Marina, Alina, Alyina, Dasha, Anzhelika and Tonya) Zhurlova is our English teacher's name)) We're 15 and study in 9 grade. Sometimes we're really go crazy... cause we are very funny and creative) Sometimes we create different worlds) Maybe, everyone should have his own special world to live in... But sometimes you'd better come back to real world)) What about our likings... we like music! And films (Channing Tatoom - OOOOO!!!;) We also make some charity - we buy things for motherless babies. So, we are quite good Can you write something about U? What would you like people to know on you???

Risha: Russian girls! And how is there in your world? What colour is your world? Not pink? May be because you are going to choose man's professions?

: Hello, Im so happy writing this letter for you! - My name is Sasha Pobedinskaya. Im 16 years old. But after 2 months I will be 17 years old, too. Im waiting for it with the biggest hope on a big presents. Im study in 11 A class in the best town in Siberia Nizhnevartovsk. I very love my town and my school 21. When Im was writing this letter, I wanted to sleep, eat and drink... Its joke. Im very funny girl. I love English and hope I win this contest. In our world I have a lot of problems. Sometimes, I find it and cant solve along. That´s why you must have the best friend as I.

..: LOL!!! Sashka, you're kidding! It's our school the best in town Welcome We'll make an excursion for you

: Hi, my name is Kate. I am from Russia. Sayanogorsk is my home town. It is situated in Siberia. Saynogorsk is a beautiful place. It has very rich nature. As for me I am creative, curious, cheerful and amiable. Also I like to communicate with different people, especially with persons of the same age. I think that a proverb A sound mind in a sound body can characterize me, because I am very sport girl. I take a great interest to different kind of sports. For example: snowboarding, ski, swimming, rollers. And I like to go for a walk with my friends. I can equal me with the Discovery channel, because this program tells us about that I am interested in and carry away. Thanks to this channel I can appear in any place of the world. Discovery channel is rather informative. For example it tells people about different nationalities their traditions, cultures, life style and also about mountaineer, seas. I am interested in such kind of things, too. The most important thing, that unites me with the Discovery is a wish to study world and its variety. I am happy that I take part in this contest. Thanks to this competition I want to develop my creative skills and improve my English. Also I like to communicate with foreign people. With the help of this project Ill go step by step to perfect English.

CHESSTER: Dear Kate! I see we have commom interests. I wonder if you have taken part in other contests of Eidos? Ilya

: CHESSTER It is very cool. I think that you are intresting person. What kind of sport are you interested? I take part only in this prodject, but i want take part in another project!))

CHESSTER: Hi kate! I am fond of swimming and shooting. I can't say that I can swimm very well, but I really good at shooting. And of course I like Discovery chanell very much....though ...I like TOP GEAR more. You are the nice girl and I don't exspect you watching this programm, but who knows? As for another contests-I liked the project "My school is my castle". It was really exciting and we took the prize (1 place) We are going to take part in this project this year again because we didn't finish our presentation. So It will be continued!

: CHESSTER Thank you very much! But I really witch this channel. I think that you are interesting and clever boy. Do you study other languages?

CHESSTER: Yes, Kate, I study French, but I don't think I'm good at it. And what about you?

: CHESSTER I study French, too. I study it only 2 years, but I hope that I'll learn French very well!

CHESSTER: I've said we have much in common, Kate! And what are you going to do after finishing school?

: CHESSTER Yes, you are right!) I am going to enter the university.Then I hope to visit English country. What about you?

..: Hi, Ilya)) U R here, great!!! now we shoud recover our personalities. We are: Tonya, Marina, Alina, Alyona, Anzhelika and Dasha) And Irina Viktorovna Zhurlova is our teacher of English)) We are 15 and we're all students of 9 grade. Everyine says we're funny... and a bit crazy... well, just like most girls of our ages))) And you look nice;) U can shoot, really??? Great! Ah, by the way, have you already choose a penfriend???

CHESSTER: Not yet, But you are nice girls, we can become friends.....

..: Kaaat'... Are u realle cheeerfuL? Please, do not hide you're talant to be Cheerful By the way, we like roller-scating, scating, cycling... and SHOPPING!!! It's really sport, extreme sport

: Hello, .. !!! I am agree with you!! I like shopping very much. What hobbies do you like except sport?

..: Hello, Katyonok)) In fact, there are 6 of us: Marina, Alina, Alyina, Dasha, Anzhelika and Tonya) Zhurlova is our English teacher's name)) We're 15 and study in 9 grade. Sometimes we're really go crazy... cause we are very funny and creative) Sometimes we create different worlds) Maybe, everyone should have his own special world to live in... But sometimes you'd better come back to real world)) What about our likings... we like music! And films (Channing Tatoom - OOOOO!!!;) We also make some charity - we buy things for motherless babies. So, we are quite good Can you write something about U? What would you like people to know on you???

: .. Girls, I think that you really cheerful. And I would want to communicate with you! I like different music! As for films, I prefer horror films. I think that it very great to help other people! I want that people know that I'm uncomplicated and outgoing!

: It is very cool. I think that you are intresting person. What kind of sport are you interested? I take part only in this prodject, but i want take part in another project!))

Ryzhova Nadya: Nice to meet you! Youve written that you love sport. You are seriously fond of sport, arent you? Or is sport only your hobby?

: Ryzhova Nadya I can say that sport is hobby for my. But I like this hobby very much!)) Have you any hobbies?

Nikiforova Rita: Hi Nadya!)) I like your photo very much))) You look like a cheerful princces))

..: Hallo, My name is Nastya. I am from Russia. I live in Norilsk and I was born here. I`m 14 years old. I go to school 45.i am in 9 form. I`m a very interesting and cheerful girl. i like reading very much. My favorite writer is Boris Polevoy. English Is my favorite subject at school. I play domra. I like to sing. I and my family often go on picnics. Besides we go to art museums and a theatre. I have got a cat. His name is Pivas. I think this competition will be useful for me because I well practice my English. I take part in the Eidos project for the first time and I hope to meet new friends here and spend good time.

Nikiforova Rita: Hi Nastya!) Have you ever preformed on the stage&) I see that you are a very creative person)

.: Hello! My name is Tanya. My surname is Travina. I was born on the 25 february 1995 and now I live Norilsk. I like to play basketball! It is my favorite sports. I like to paint to. I go to the art school. I study English language, because I dream about the profession interpreter. English it my favorite school Subject. I am a sociable and creative girl. I like reading books, pointed and listen to modern music I take part in this competition, because I wont to improve my English, to make new friends. I hope to win that is why I will tray to do my best. If I have free time I like to watch TVshows Podiym and You Are Super Star My idol is Gary Oldmen. He is handsome and haze a sence of humor. I wish good luck to everybody.

: . Hi Tanya! I see we have with you the same preference. I also love English and I dream about the profession of an interpreter. I think you and I will get at it!:)

..: Dear participants! It's very nice to meet you here. But I think it would be better if you put your photos here in the forum. We'll meet rather often and it is always pleasant to see the people with whom you comunicate.

.: Hello! My name is Lena. My surname is Galkina. I was born in Norilsk on the 14th of December 1994 and now I live in Norilsk. Norilsk is my native town. It is situated in Siberia. Our place is very beautiful. As for me I am a creative, curious, cheerful and purposeful person. I think that a proverb reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body can characterize me, because I am very sporty girl. I take a great interest to different kinds of sport. For example: rock-climbing, ski, swimming, rollers. And I like to go for works with my friends. I also like travelling and taking pictures. I have great impressions of the places which I had visited. I often look over the pictures, recollect events and remember people and events. I like reading books and listening to different kinds of music. I like to watch on TV Discovery channel because it is rather informative. For example it tells people about different nations and their traditions, cultures, life style. I am interested in such kinds of thing, too. The most important thing that unites me with Discovery channel is the wish to study world and its variety. I like life and all its displays. I want everybody to be happy! I expect to get new emotions, meet new friends in this competition. I am looking forward to socialize with foreign of my age, because it is very interesting for me to communicate with person with other culture, other thoughts.

: My name is Katy.My surname is Smirnova.I am from Russia.I live in Norilsk.It is my native town.I am 15 years old. I study at school 45 . I am in 10 form. I learn to dance because I want to be a professionally choreographer of various dancing styles.Last year I have received a diploma of the choreographer-assistant.I dream of making friends with a foreign choreographer. That's why I would like to write the letter. I hope to be successful and to win. I am very glad to take part in this competition!

Kate1999: Hello, My name is Kate, surname is Dudina. I am 11 years old and I study at school 32 in the fifth form. My native town is Kaliningrad. It is the western part of the Russian Federation with its interesting history and many beautiful places situated near the Baltic Sea. Many hobbies that I am keen on help me to live an interesting life. I would like to make friendly relations with you and I can assure that I have a lot to tell you about myself. Looking forward to hearing from you, Ekaterina Dudina

: Hello, natasha!! Tell me anything about you, please!)

Ryzhova Nadya: Hi, Kate! Nice to meet you! Are you keen on learning English? Why have you decided to participate in the competition?

: Hi Ryzhova Nadya I like learning English because it is very interesting!! You can more know about other country, its traditions and customs. And thinks this project I can make new friends and simple communicate.And why have you decided to participate in the competition?

: Hello to everybody!

: Hi,Lena! nice picture! I am glad to see you! Tell me about your town,please. I live in Siberia too. Have you ever been to the Tomsk? Good luck!

.: Hi, Vacheslav! I now to will tell about Norilsk. Norilsk is a large town. It is situated on the 69 parallel in the zone of perma frost in Taimyr tundra. Norilsk was founded by a group of geologists with professor Urvantsev at the head. The town of Norilsk has been built on Taimyr in Soviet times. People call it the pearl of Arctic. The population of Norilsk is more than 200 thousand citizens. Norilsk is the industrial, cultural and scientific centre of the Arctic. It is the town of miners, metallurgists, builders, power speciallists and transport workers. There are many factories, quarries and iron mines in Norilsk. The output of the Norilsk Mining Company is well known far beyond the borders of our country all over the world. It is famous for non-ferrous metallurgy. Such metals as cop-per, nickel, cobalt are produced in the town of Norilsk. Norilsk, built in record time, has many blocks of modern buildings. Buildings are erected on piles, 1 m above the permafrost layer. There are many schools, libraries, hospitals and shops. Norilsk is also famous for its drama theatre. The houses have all modern convenienses. People say that Norilsk is St.Petersburg in miniature. The Palace of Culture, swimming-pool, the Arctica sport palace, beautiful squares attract peoples attention. The residents of Norilsk are nature lovers. They have built many recreation areas. They are situated not far fron Norilsk in the hills and people often go out of town to have rest there.There are a lot of beautiful lakes not far from Norilsk. They are Lama, Glubokoye, Melkoye and others. Skiing, foot-ball are very popular in our town. Taimyr is called the land of surprises and it is true. Norilsk is the pearl of this land and I am proud of the town and of the people that work and live in it. Unfortunately, I till now did not manage to visit Tomsk, tell to me about the city!

CHESSTER: Elena, your story is very informative and exciting! And photos! Excellent, especially the first. Wish to see your town by my own eyes... Thank you for opportunity to touch the history of your town!

: A long time ago (17 years ago) in a galaxy far, far awayI was born(cackling) Well, in fact I meant Nizhnevartovsk small city in Siberia:) My parents decided to call me Vakulyuk Yulia and they thought it would be awesome. At the moment Im in the 11th year of school 18. Im keen on cinema, literature and English. I've been studying English for about 5 years and I've got 2 certificates. (PET and FCE) I enjoy taking part in English language championships and of course I dont mind winning them! Anyway, the taking part in this competition is an initiative of my foreign friends. They told me it would help me to improve my English skills. I hope I'll get some experiense to become a translater... Good luck, everyone! P.S.Live long and prosper \\//

Nikiforova Rita: Hallo Yulia!)) What kinds of literatur do you read?))))

Sennikova Nastya: World of my ideas and dreams My names Sennikova Anastasia and Im 11 years old. Im in 5 form. I can compare myself with Lady Gaga, I am just brave as she is, active, curious, I like to be I like to be in the centre of attention, make new friends, Im not afraid to take challenge. Also Im very active. Just like Lady Gaga I love to give people positive emotions. I do calisthenics and I want to become a journalist. I want to take part in this project to get new knowledge of English, make new friends, learn something new and interesting, and to prove Im the best. Of course Id like to win but moreover, to chat with my peers in foreign language. Wish luck to everyone!

Kate1999: Hi Sennikova Nastya, Glad to see here someone of my age! My name is Kate. Nice to meet you. What about your style of living - I think it is very interesting. But how much do you know about her (Lady Gaga), may be some facts about her life, about her character. Or you just speak about her just only after seeing her videos and reading yellow press. It will be quite valuable information for me, if you answer, because I, by the way, like to learn people (how do they think and live). Looking forward to hearing from you, Katerina Dudina

..: Hi, everybody! If we didn't write to you... Please, don't be sad...may be we'll meet someday in real world? Have a good luck!..

Anna Simagaeva: Hello! My name is Simagaeva Anna,I'm18 years old,I'm in the11 th grade.I'm fromTomsk.I can compare me only with me, because there are no one in the world look like me or acting like me. Im the only Anna Simagaeva in this planet.My attitude may say a lot about me. All toys that my friends give to me, its always a teddy bear , I dont know why. And when I ask them, they tell me that Im look like one of them, with my big eyes and kind smile. I want to improve my English because its became my second language for 2 years. I expect new impressions from this project.Also I think I can find a new friend , who likes speak English just like me. Anna

Moiseeva Oksana: Hi, I congratulate all members of the forum with the project A letter to a foreigner. My name is Moiseeva Oksana. I am a student of the 11th form. I am from Asino, it is situated in Siberia. I want to tell you about myself and my activity. My main occupation at present is studying at school. It is very hard, but it gives me much pleasure! My favourite school subjects are Chemistry, Biology, Literature and English. I like to participate in various school, after-school, district, regional competitions, Olympiads. To participate actively in various social activities (trainings, discussions and conferences) helps me to express myself. I enjoy visiting various electives, courses in driving; I can say my life is active! My hobby is to travel. I was in some cities of our vast country - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Volgograd, and Tomsk. And in general in the future I dream to travel all over the world My name in Greek means "hospitable". That is true! I love to receive guests, entertain them to the dishes, which I cook. I love to cook! I can not live without communication a single day. So I am taking part in this competition, which I think gives me positive emotions. I hope to make friends from other cities, as well as from other countries. Id like to practise my writing skills, it would be great! In short, I want to say that I love life, and people who are near me. I try to benefit others, to create around myself good and positive things. I want to live in harmony with myself and with the world, working for my motherland. Thank you.

Nikiforova Rita: Oksana, where are you going after graduation from the school? Will it be connecting with English?))

Darya Cat: Hi everybody.How are you today?

Marchenko K.: Hi, dear friends. My name is Marchenko Ksenia and Im glad to take part in this contest. Some words about myself here. Im 16. I live in Asino, Tomsk Region. Maybe, my town is small and quiet, but I like it. I am in the 11th form now. What interests do people of my age have? As for me, one of the most important parts of my life is drawing. I try to draw with the help of different materials. And Im really interested in digital art. I love all mystic and fantasy things, unusual animals. You can see dragons, gryphons, werewolves and other fantasy creatures on my pictures. I can be inspired by beautiful nature, pleasant music or wonderful art of my favorite artist. I invite you to visit my internet-gallery: www.s-outcast.deviantart.com. Also, I love to create fantasy worlds and characters in my imagination. I dream to write a book about it. Besides, I am fond of foreign languages. I study English and I want to have English-speaking friends. It is great to communicate with new interesting people. So, this is one of the reasons to take part in this contest. The other reason is an opportunity to improve my English. It will be very useful for me and for my future life. I hope to have strong opponents and I wish good luck to all participants. I want to thank the organizers for the chance to find a pen friend. Have a nice day.

Nikiforova Rita: Hello Ksenia!!))))) Your works are overwellming!!!)) It is very unusial)) You have a big talant!!!))) Good luck for you!!!)))

Marchenko K.: Thank you very much! (:

: It's cool, that there are many people from my city:) good luck!

ELIDAN: I would to tell you a lot about myself. I love to travel. Last year I traveled to Ukraine. I went to my relatives. In 2012 we again plan to go there. I was born in Sayanogorsk, in fact I live there. I am very fond of his native land, because there are so pure, fresh air, and runs clear Yenisei River, despite an accident last year. I very love to play online games such as wow and Counter. I like very much to correspond to the Internet chat. I'm not bad cycling and rollerblading. I would compare himself to Belgeec because I hope that in the distant future I will own corporation. I always spend time with friends; I love to play football with them. Also I have another dream to play for Team Russia. I'm waiting for victory, or participation in this championship.

: Hi, my name is Misha, 17 years old, the 11th form, school 7, Omskaya Street, 2a People are like pieces of a mosaic. Every of it differs from each other: different minds and feelings, different ideas and spirits. We make our lives ourselves. And many years later we'll see what picture is made up from our wishes ,deeds and emotions. What things, minds and ideas can tell you about me? May be, souvenir balls, diplomas, medals from volleyball championships, postcards of different towns and cities where these competitions took place, my sport uniform, my own poems in English and of course, the album of photos of my real friends who wrote many warm and trusting words about me. Why do I take part in this competition? Because I have been liked English very much for a long time. I have already taken part in other English championships. In my family my mother and father know English and use it in their work and we try to speak English with each other at home. English is my passion. Taking part in this competition I'll have a chance to better my English. With a help of it I can make friends with a lot of young people from different cities.

Marchenko K.: Hello, Misha! I like you phrase People are like pieces of a mosaic. Every of it differs from each other: different minds and feelings, different ideas and spirits. We make our lives ourselves. And many years later we'll see what picture is made up from our wishes ,deeds and emotions. I think it is so. You are interested in volleyball, are not you? Why do you choose this kind of sport?

Nikiforova Rita: Hello Misha)) I like your thoughts about life, people, feelings... Your words-words of mature person... I see that you can appreciate things, which are really valuable)) Good luck in making your mosaic of life!))))

Nik : I am glad to be the participant of this contest.

: I'm glad to be here again!

Ryzhova Nadya: Hello,dear friends! Let me introduce myself. I am Ryzhova Nadezhda. I agree with V. Mozart, he said that work is my first enjoyment. My parents taught me to love working by their own example. I am 17 years old. I am in the 11th form of school 2 in Asino. Asino is a quiet Siberian town. I was born on the 20th of April, 1993. I can be compared with a bee. I am a very industrious and active person. After I had learnt about this competition, I agreed to participate in it. Why? Certainly, the desire to meet with people of another nationality was great. What will this contest give me? Well, I want to learn some new information about foreign countries; this competition will help me to find friends abroad. Id like to get a good practice in English. Well, I can describe how we live in Siberian harsh climate and how we love our motherland, our history, traditions and holidays. Please, write me and ask any questions you like. Thank you.

..: Hello, my dear participants! I am glad that you are so happy and like this contest. But I want you to remember that you have to send me your letters with the first task. It is time to begin the second task, my dear friends! Good luck!

Moiseeva Oksana: Hi, Nikiforova Rita! I really enjoyed your letter. I was particularly attracted by the idea of changing the world. This is a very unusual dream:) But I think youve told little about yourself ...Where are you from? Do you have any hobbies excepting sport? Im waiting for your reply.

Nikiforova Rita: Hello Oksana!) Of course, I am interesting in different activities, such as foreign languages... I adore singing, but think I do it not very good)). In addition I can not leave without my friends, so I spend a lot of time with them) We walk along the town together. We go camping together I love them all)) I live in Sayanogorsk. It is in Siberia. I think it is the best place in the world. Fresh airFascinating natureKind and friendly peopleIf you come to our town, I think it will be unforgettable journey for you ) Oksana, Tell me pleas about your hometown)

: My name is Tezikova Svetlana. I'm 17 years old and am a student of grade 11. I live in a small town called Ershov. If you compare me with something I can associate with a small planet in the vast world of English language. So, what I can tell you about myself? Im of a middle height and rather slim. My hair is dark, short and straight. I have green eyes. Many people say I look like my mother. I can see my character is cheerful in general. Im a happy and an optimistic person. I think my main shortcoming is that Im hot-tempered sometimes, but this normally doesnt affect my relations with people. As for my preferences, I like watching good films, reading detective and love stories. As for sport Im not very fond of it. I do all job about the house. Id like our home to be clean and tidy. I enjoy being at home. As proverb says: "East or West, home is best. And Im sure that there is no place like home and there are no people dearer than your relatives. I decided to take part in the competition because I want to test my strength as well as thousands of students from hundreds of cities. I'd like to meet interesting people and make new friends. I feel this competition will give me diffidence and help me overcome my weak points.

Ryzhova Nadya: Hi Svetlana! Very nice to meet you! Where is the city Ershov? Where are going to continue their education after grade 11?

: Hi Nadia! I am also very pleased. Ershov city located in the Saratov region.It small and quiet town. I dream about the profession of an interpreter. I want to enter the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages

Marchenko K.: Hi, Svetlana. I love my home and my relatives very much as you. But have you ever thought about traveling? It is not so bad, in my mind. You will return home after journey in any case. Do you want to visit any foreign countries?

: Marchenko K. Yes, of course. I would really like to visit England. I want to communicate in English and improve my English.

: Name: Vyacheslav Surname: Tikhonov Hi, Im a pupil, in the eleventh form of school 2. I live in Asino a small town in Western Siberia. My region (Tomsk region) is a students centre of Russia. Tomsk is a town of youth that is why my life is beautiful, interesting and meaningful. I am an unusual person. I like to travel. I was in Vladivostok, which is the eastern biggest port in Russia and in Moscow. My cherished dream is to visit picturesque corners of Venice, besides I love sport. I am a sportsman. My favourite kind of sport is track and field athletics. In sport activity I have an idol, he is David Lekuta Rudisha. I am a constant organizer of all school performances, competitions. I am a member of childrens organization Leader because I love little children very much. Another favourite activity is scientific work and creative activities. My passion for butterfly is a result of mixing of scientific and creative work in my soul. ButterflyUraniya (Chrysiridia rhipheus) admires me much. Our teacher have told us about the competition and some students are interested in it. I take part in the competition because I want to find friends abroad. I want to communicate with interesting teenagers and have a pen friend. I participate in this contest because it is a good chance to practise English and to chat on the Internet. I think I get useful experience looking at pupils works. ˙·٠● Good Luck ●٠·˙

CHESSTER: Nice photo, Vyacheslav!

: Thank you, CHESSTER! I am glad that you like this picture.

CHESSTER: Vyacheslav,sure it will be interesting to communicate with you. By the way I would like to know more about Siberia. May be you have unusual photos of the nature of your region?

: CHESSTER, very nice to meet you! I took notice of your vitality! I sure that you will be an interesting interlocutor, because you are an un unusual person! ˙·٠● Good luck ●٠·˙

CHESSTER: Thank you, Vyacheslav! Glad to talk with you. I follow your messages and consider you to be very creative person. Would you like to continue our dialogue after finishing this contest?

: CHESSTER, I posted a nice photo about my region in this forum.

CHESSTER: I saw the photo,Vyacheslav, your region is very beautiful!

Moiseeva Oksana: Hi, Svetlana! You said that you love to read detective love story. And what book favorite book? What are you reading now?

: Moiseeva Oksana Yes, I love reading these fascinating stories. Most of all I like the book the author Daria Dontsova. Now read the book: "A lover of private investigation Dasha Vasileva" You also like detective stories? What are you reading?

: Hello Svetlana! I am glad to meet you! Why do not you like traveling? Why do you like to stay at home? May be, have you any pets?

: Hello ! Why do not I love to travel? Yes, because I say so homebody. I love my homeland and I can not for a long time away from my family.

CHESSTER: Hello, I.V.! I would like to visit you, I've never been to Nizhnevartovsk. I'm sure it will be cool! Our shool is named after Tsiolkovsky because he worked as a teacher in our gymnasium, we have a museum of Tsiolkovsky at our school and we are very proud of it. You seem to be merry and funny, I think it's cool to be your friend, you can't be boring... Am I right? P.S. As for my avatar- try to guess my appearance, how do I look? Ilya

..: OOO! If you only see us offline))) We're really crazy!!! Yeahhh!!!

CHESSTER: Crazy to what point? You know I am interested in psychology- do you need my help? (it's a joke, We all are crazy a little bit)

: Let me introduce myself. My name is Natali. I am seventeen, A graduator and a very pritty teen. Drawing, poetry, literature Are not enough for me I like dancing, music And a lot of friends with me. My future plans are grate To become a doctor The Krasnoyarsk Medicai Academy to graduate. And some words in prose. Being free I like to comunicate with my family. From time to time I like to walk with my friends. I adore watching different films. I enjoy reading interesting books. I like to study and to learn new things. I am a very sociable, merry and lively girl. I do not go in for sport , but I like basketball, aerobics, track and field athletics.

CHESSTER: Dear Natasha! Wonderful poem, you have literary talent, I think. Do you have some poems about teens?

: Hello, dear Cheester! Thank you for your Compliment. I am sure all teens fall in love. I have poems about love (but mostly in Russian). So I can tell I have got poems about teens. I have read all your letters and I see we have much in common. I am fond of psychology and I can tell you much about Siberia you are interested in.

: Good afternoon! Im very glad to have an opportunity to talk to such interesting people in English. Im Natalia. Now Im in the 11th form and Im 17 years old. I live in a small town Asino, which is situated in Siberia, in the geographical center of our country, in Tomsk region. My main activity is learning, and it takes the most part of my time. I learn excellently. Recently I have been interested in taking part in this contest. Certainly it is wonderful to write a letter to a living foreigner I thought. Now I want to tell you about my hobbies. When I was a little girl I was keen on dancing, but I had no any success. Then my parents bring me to the artistic school, which I finished a year ago with an excellent diploma. Nowadays I draw not very often, but when I have an inspiration and time I make a beautiful thing. Its very pleasant to present somebody with my painting, to see how smile appears on the face. Also I like to make bracelets. It takes much time and patience, but result justifies my work. Another passion is artistic photography. I cannot say Im amateur or professional but they said it is beautiful. Its very pleasant to hear it. Id like to chat with interesting participants, I can say that communication with wonderful people helps and makes me feel happy.

Marchenko K.: Hi, Natalia. A nice bracelet! How long have you been making it?

: I am looking forward to make new friends and wish everybody GOOD LUCK!

Moiseeva Oksana: , Yes, I love to read. I used to be fond of detectives, love stories, horror, and now very rarely read them. Now I mostly read school books. My favorite piece from school textbooks - "Hero of Our Time of Lermontov. And what is your favourite piece of literature from the school?

: Moiseeva Oksana My favorite piece of the curriculum - this is "War and Peace". Very fascinating work!

: Hi Natalia! I took notice of your talent to make bracelets. When did you learn to make this bracelets?

: Hello Vyacheslav! Yes, it is the truth. I like to make bracelets. I advise you to attempt. It is very interesting!

..: Dear participants! I'm very glad to watch you carry on a lively correspondence. I see that you have made new friends and even want to visit some of your new friends. It is always interesting to meet new people and new places. And you can see that writing letters helps to do it very much. I wish you good luck!

Anna-9: Hello, my opponents! I'm glad to see you. I wish you luck!

CHESSTER: Hello, Anna! I am sure I know you. Please, introduce yuorself more....how to put it in English...use your imagination and show us you style!!!! Write a poem, for example! Good luck! Belikin Ilyua

golovan evgeniy: I would like to tell you a lot about myself. I love to travel. Last year I traveled to Ukraine. I went to my relatives. In 2012 we are going there again. I was born in Sayanogorsk, in fact I live there. I am very fond of my native land, because there are so pure, fresh air, and runs clear Yenisei River, despite an accident last year. I very love to play online games such as wow and Counter. I like very much to correspond to the Internet chat. I'm not bad cycling and rollerblading. I would compare myself with Belgeec because I hope that in the distant future I will own corporation. I always spend time with friends; I love to play football with them. Also I have another dream to play for Russia Team. I'm waiting for victory, or participation in this championship.

CHESSTER: If you don't mind I would like to continue to write my vizit card My Motto is: Heaven never helps the people who do nothing!!! I- imaginative L- lazy a little bit Y- yearning to freedom A- adeqate (I hope) So I am usual Risssian teen. I dream and compose, study and delve, hate and love, seek and find, participate and win (sometimes) I can be calm and serious, kind and cruel, fiery and culled. Of course I believe in real frienfship and hope I have such a friend. I cant say about friendship better than V/V/Vysotsky If your friend just became a man, Not a friend, not a foe,-- just so, If you really can't tell from the start, If he's strong in his heart, -- To the peaks take this man -- don't fret! Do not leave him alone, on his own, Let him share the same view with you-- Then you'll know if he's true. If the guy didn't whine nor pine, He was dull and upset, but went, When you slipped from the cliff, He heaved, holding you in his grip; If he walked right along, seemed strong, On the top stood like he belonged, -- Then, whenever the chances are slim You can count on him! What else? I am trying to get fundamental knowledge, in order to stand on my own feet in society. I cant say that I have a great desire to win and to be the best. But I want to meet new friends here, especially foreign friends. Though it will be great to begin a new project among two classes from different towns, for example, we are interested in Siberia very much. Who can propose such a project? We could do it even without our teachers. More than that-we can think over a competition for our teachers!!! It will be cool I like the saying: Impossible- it is not a fact, it is a point of view! So Everything in our hands! And let the best men win. I wish you Good Luck!

Nikiforova Rita: Hello Chester))I really like you)) CHESSTER : Impossible- it is not a fact, it is a point of view! I agree with this sayingbecause I think that everyone can do everything, if he really want it. Good luck for you))

CHESSTER: Thank you, Rita! You are very creative too, I like your avatar. Is it a photo or a picture? Very oryginal I collect different sayings and proverbs. This is one of my favourite "We consider the situation to be desperate, because we don't like the way out." What do you think about it?

Nikiforova Rita: It is my own photo, thanks a lot )) I like this saying too, because sometimes people do not completely realize the things they did wrong! And then try to justify itself and their mistakes, so they choose the wrong way of escaping from this situation.

Risha: Rita! I like your photo too. Do you have photos of your town or nature of your region? Or may be you make only portraits?

Marchenko K.: Nice to meet you, CHESSTER. You are so creative. I want to present you my picture.

CHESSTER: Hi, Kseniya! I like your picture, but what does it symbolize?

Marchenko K.: It is pleasant. Thank you. This is just a dragon that got caught in a violet web. I drew this picture because I love dragons.

..: We think that you deserve prize!) You are so active and interesting!

: Ashley Nicole Dorey She lives in the United State city of Rogers/I met her in my first day in school, she was smiling at me, and she sit with me in a bus on our way home/She is a senior in a high school just like me. She likes sports, we use to play volley ball together or walking on a long distance in the evening. I want to write to her because I miss her a lot/we had so much fun together During the summer break. I want to tell her about my town in Russia, because she wants to visit me, so also I want tell her how do I live here, about my school and my new friends. I have some questions for her as well I want to know where she will go to college. How are my another friends, we use to hand out together. Then I know for sure that she will tell me about her boy friend or what ever he is. I cant wait to write to her. I think she will be so happy to receive my letter. I know that she miss me too, and short telephone talk is not enough for us. Ann

: SINCE I HEARD YOU, THIS WORLD HAS NO ROOM FOR MY FEELINGS If you call her unique, or special, or one-of-a kind, or fabulous, you wont tell even a half of what she is. A cute Icelandic fairy that made the world go mad. Soft voice that echoed in the hearts of millions of people. A wild rebellious child who rebels mostly against the dullness and dead silence of everyday life. You know, she can teach you to see the beauty around you. But this beauty is so unconventional! Oh, if you hold on to whats called traditional, you are likely to be shocked. Youll just tell shes crazy and. Well its your choice. But youd better wait and listen and look for some time! Cause its like when you see the sun after being in the darkness for a long time. Naturally, the first thing you want to do is close your eyes. But only a bit later you find it better to be in the light. Well who is she? Its Bjork, a famous Icelandic singer. Have you ever heard of her? She breaks all the rules and declares independence! She makes you feel that all is full of love, and well, she seems to be an earth intruder, cause she sounds so out-of-this-world! She comes from Iceland. Iceland is a very small country but with a hot temper. Geysers and volcanoes and the beauty of mountain lakes and rivers... I guess Bjork has got this and volcanoes of creativity in her heart. The charming beauty of the Icelandic nature is all in her songs. I like Bjorks music very much, and I would be happy to know her as a personality. Thats why I want to write a letter to her. I wonder what is she like? Is she as crazy and incredible in everyday life, or is she a calm person? Shes so mysterious. Id like to ask her about what inspires her most. Id like to ask her how she manages to concentrate such a great variety of images, features of character and creative ideas. If I ever get a reply from her Ill be on the happiest person in the world.

Marchenko K.: Yegor, I'm impressed by your story about your idol. I hope you will get reply from her. How many years ago did you hear her songs for the first time?

: Hi! Thank you) 2 years ago)

: Hello! My name is Sasha Tolokushkina. Im 12. I live in Russia, in Sibirea, not far from Krasnoyarsk. My hobby is English. It is the second time I take part in this contest. I greet the participants of it and wish you good luck! I am looking forward to active reading, writing and improving my English. I hope 14 days will be fruitful and enjoyable. And a little bit about me. I love music classical (Beatles) and modern (Linkin Park )because music creates the space we live in. I like to walk with my friends and to cycle. I adore rain and snow. I am a romantic. My joy is fire in the stove and comfort at home. My e-mail is sasha-sahsa1998@mail.ru

: Hello!!! Simagaeva Anna,I am 18 years old,in the 11 th grade, I'm from Tomsk, Russia.I can compare me only with me, because there are no one in the world look like me or acting like me. I'm the only Anna Simagaeva in this planet.My attitude may say a lot about me. All toys that my friends give to me, it's always a teddy bear , I don't know why. And when I ask them, they tell me that I'm look like one of them, with my big eyes and kind smile. I want to improve my English because its became my second language for 2 years. I expect new impressions from this project/Also I think I can find a new friend , who likes speak English just like me. Ann

.: Hi! It cool!!! I am glad, that here there are such people (: I too think, that at all of us it will turn out!

: . Have a good try!;)

Moiseeva Oksana: , Yes, I agree with you completely. This is interesting work. What kind of music do you listen? What are your favourite singers?

: Moiseeva Oksana I listen to different music, but mostly rock the 80's. It's Hammerfall, Deep Purple, Scorpions and other. I think this is fascinating! And what do you prefer?

: There are stars not only in the sky but amogst us, too. Without a doubt, everyone has his favourite celebrity. Most of stars dont like when their fans are nosy, but Simon Pegg is not like them! He has his page in twitter, where he writes short notes about everyday life Despite they say that curiosity killed a cat I would write to Simon to know more about his temper, life, hobby, interests and plans for the future To start with, Simon Pegg is famous English actor, writer, producer and comedian. His full name is Simon John Beckingham. He was born in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. Im not really sure, where he lives now, because nowadays almost any day of the week you can read only lie about our idols But anyway, I guess that he is still in London. I nearly forgot to praise to the skies my idol He is best known for his starring roles in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Run Fatboy Run, the comedy series Spaced. In Spaced, as Simon says, he plays his self, therefore comparing Pegg with the main character Tim; I can say that he is reckless, witty and cheerful just as I. Its not a secret that Pegg was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer. Moreover Spaced helped me to improve my English listening skills. I suppose that we will see eye to eye, because we are both interested in cinema and literature, and also we like the same things: his favourite film is Raising Arizona and his favourite show is The X-Files And of course I love the films where he is starring because most of them were made to be chewed and digested I will be happy to correspond with him, to talk about films Im sure we will speak the same language! To cut a long story short, Id like to say that I love Simon Peggs works, because they always help me to keep my chin up!

Sennikova Nastya: Lady Gaga is my idol! I love her because she is so fantastic. She is alive, strange and eccentric. That is why I like her as well as millions of people all over the world. Shes too fabulous, poisonous, with thorns like a red rose. Shes always in the centre of attention, ready for flashing lights of paparazzi. Shes always on the covers of magazines, isnt it everyone dreams? Yes, shes half psychotic, sick, hypnotic, but lovely and charming the same time. She has her own style and may be shes from other planet but I really think shes talented and clever person even if she wears poker face. We will never read her mind and thats the best thing I like about her. That makes her a real woman! And what is yours?

Darya Cat: Sennikova Nastya : Lady Gaga is my idol! very interesting.Why???

Nikiforova Rita: Hi Nastya!!)))) GAGa...this name is not need for any additions)) She is tarrific, bezarre and extraordinary person)) I like her )) Sennikova Nastya : We will never read her mind and thats the best thing I think it is true...)))

Moiseeva Oksana: Hi, dear friends! I can not answer the question definitely with what kind of person I want to talk. I think it is absolutely unimportant in what country a person lives, whether it's a girl or a guy, what her or his interests are. The main thing is that the person is sociable, and able to support any subject, and not shy. I think two people from different countries have a lot to discuss. Id ask him about the customs and traditions, the climate and the history of the state. There are so many topics...The thought to talk with a real foreigner makes me excited! Of course, I will tell him about myself, about my beloved native land -Siberia, about my interests, and hobbies. I can keep up the conversation, because I am a sociable person. In short, I'm looking forward to writing a letter to an unknown foreigner, and, of course, I have a great desire to get an answer! Thank you.

: Moiseeva Oksana, have you ever spoken or corresponded with someone who is a native English speaker?

: Hello everyone!

Anna-9: Who am I? I am a mysterious person, which isn't able to reply to provocative frank question. On the one hand I have eyes, nose, hands and so on, as any another human, on the other hand any Homo sapiens can boast of it with clear conscience. Evidently, I study school's programme when it's necessary and I absorb something when it's coincide with my plans for my future. Some persons consider, that I am a painter. Another persons consider that I like to crochet hats. And I know people, who think that I am a " fan of English". I don't make protest just as you like! It's useful! If it suits you, I am ready for this competition. You must not know the truth about me. May be I like sport less or more. But I like discussions about more or less abstract subject. I listen to oppositions' opinions. Sometimes it is very interesting. Can I sacrifice myself? I don't know, because I didn't try. Do I like myself? Why? Yes, of course. But it's inexplicable love. I loved myself at the moment when I set eyes on me in a mirror. I hope you feel such magic and quivering senses to your reflection. But in real life we differ greatly from those in the mirror. Of course, everyone wants to be sole and inimitable, but, as a rule, everyone wants to be useful for society, too.

CHESSTER: Very interesting story, Anna. Very unusual....

: You are interesting person.

.: Gary Oldmen is a very popular American actor. Gary was born on March 21th, 1958. He lived in Los Angeles. He studies at Marshall High School on Los Angeles. He is very brave, clever, kind and pleasant. Gary won the Oscar prise. My favorite films with Gary Oldmen the is Sid and Nency , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Dracula . Gary very good actor. He has acted in film in 49 films. And all of them have turned out very good. He played in : Batman Begins Hannibal Lost in Space Fifth Element Friends True Romance Henry & June And in many other things films. (: Elite cinema in which plays Gary, in any way you will not name, but nevertheless Oldmen it is so good what to look at it pleasantly even in very bad cinema ()

Nikiforova Rita: I am taking a part in this contest to make a foreign friend from the UK. I think it should be a person elder than me, because I think that communication with this person will be more interesting. We should have common interests such as music, sports activities and tastes in films. I imagine that he is enjoying life as well as I and try to get as more as he can from it. As for me I admire extraordinary persons, who have outlook which differs from other people. I look forward to socialize with person for a long time. And maybe then we will meet.

: I will write my letter to a young man from America. His name is Alex. He is 21 years old. I liked the fact that he was very sociable, cheerful and positive person. Alex does not have much free time but if he has, he likes to spend it in a good company, consisting of his school friends. I enjoy talking to her a lot because she knows many interesting facts about famous people, history. Also he is fond of reading. Books have become part and parcel of his life. Alex has a lot of hobbies: he likes to play the computer, to read detective stories, to collect butterflies. But the favorite hobby of Alex - it's pictures. He photographed everything and everywhere is a favorite with the camera. I would say he is very good at this thing! He likes animals, espesially cats. He has got a cat Lastik at home. Alex is very attentive to his parents. Of course, he has some drawbacks - sometimes she is a hurly-burly boy, a bit stubborn. But still like him as she has a good sense of humour and pleasant to deal with. I think we have much in common with him. I'd like to meet him in reality. I think he will be so happy to receive my letter.

: Tezikova Svetlana, nice to meet you. Your letter is very amazing! You wrote about your friend Alex who collects butterfies. I am interested in butterflies too. Why is he interested in them?

: It is very interesting. Butterfly - this is very beautiful and amazing. Is not it?

: Tezikova Svetlana, Yes, it is amazing. I want to tell about butterfly "Chrysiridia rhipheus"! The Madagascan sunset moth or simply sunset moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus, is a day-flying moth of the Uraniidae family. It is considered to be one of the most impressive and beautiful Lepidoptera. Famous worldwide, it is featured in most coffee table books on the Lepidoptera and is much sought after by collectors. It is very colorful, though the iridescent parts of the wings do not have pigment; rather the colors originate from optical interference. Adult moths have a wingspan of 79 centimetres (33½ in). The moth was considered to be a butterfly by Dru Drury, who described it in 1773 and placed it in the genus Papilio. Jacob Hübner placed it in the moth genus Chrysiridia in 1823. Later redescriptions led to junior synonyms such as Chrysiridia madagascariensis (Lesson, 1831). At first the moth was thought to be from China or Bengal, but was later found to be endemic to Madagascar. It is found throughout the year in most parts of the island, with peak populations between March and August, and smallest numbers between October and December. Females lay about 80 eggs under the leaves of Omphalea spp. The caterpillars are whitish-yellow with black spots and red feet and are covered in club-ended black setae. Silk spun from the mouth helps the caterpillars hold onto smooth leaves and climb back to the plant when they fall. After completing four instars, the caterpillars spin an open network cocoon. The pupal stage lasts from 17 to 23 days. Chrysiridia rhipheus is the sole specialist herbivore of the four species of Omphalea in Madagascar. Omphalea is toxic: the toxins are sequestered by the feeding caterpillar and retained in the pupal and adult stages. Thousands of these moths migrate between the eastern and western ranges of their host plants.

Marchenko K.: Svetlana, I'm glad that you have a foreign friend. You say that Alex likes books, especially detective stories. Can I ask you about his favourite book? (:

: Marchenko K. Yes, Alex is very fond of reading. His favorite author of detective stories is John Godey.

golovan evgeniy: I want to write to Blazer Ashbringer He lives in Shtormgrad. He saves lifes of people and fights with undead. He learned magic treatment. I dont like Blazer but I want to be similar with him. I want to write to him because I am his fan. I want to know all his secrets.

Darya Cat: The hero of my letter is an ordinary boy from England.He lives in London.He likes to dream.I would like to discuss with him our dreams,plans and much more.He is a very kind boy.I love kind people because they`ve never told false.I would know more about English languages and I would like to have a foreign friends.

: Andreas Andreou He lives in the USA. I have got acquainted with him casually, he familiar for a long time with my friend. I never him saw in a reality, but I have wanted to communicate to him. I did not expect that dialogue with him will be so interesting. He very sociable and cheerful. His words and the statement force me to smile. He very much loves the friends. Both of us like to read, and we listen to identical music! It has very much pull together us. Between us very big distance, but I do not feel him when I think about Andreas. I want to tell much to him about Russia. He never was here. I hope that our dialogue will be very cheerful and long!!!!

: Hello, my dear pen friend! My names Kate. I am 15 and I study in 9th form. I am from Russia, Siberia, town of Saynogorsk. My town is situated in very interesting district.I would like that you will be from America, maybe from the city of New York. Thinks our communication, I wish to learn more about this beautiful city and its modern young people. In future I want to visit New York and I hope to meet you! As for me, I am reliable, outgoing and honest. And I am looking for friends who is spiritually close to me and of the same age. I am keen on many kinds of sport. They are snowboarding, ski, running and other. I like to go to hiking. If you like sport, we can discuss it. Im sure the discussing will be very exciting. I will be glad if you love animals so much as I do! This subject is wide and fascinating for talk. What hobbies do you prefer? Do you have many friends? I will be very glad to make a new friend from America! I hope we shall write each other and we`ll be the best pen-friend. I think than our communication will be useful and interesting for us. I wait forward for your answer. Yours faithfully, Kate!

: Hello, Kate! Nice to read your letter. It's wonderful that you like to live actively. And I would like to know why do you want to visit New York? What places of interest do you want to see?

: Thank you) I want to visit this city, because it is very modern, interesting and youth! I want to see high buildings, go to shopping! Also I want know more about teens their culture and behaviour. What city do you want to visit&

: Hello Katya Pinaeva! Thank you for your message. It's wonderful. I think if you'll visit New York you'll not forget it. As for me I want to visit Venice. It is so beautiful!

: Wow, , I want to visit picturesque corners of Venice too!!! It is very cool that our interests coincide!!! I'am very glad!

Ryzhova Nadya: How do I imagine the person whom I ll write a letter? A star?A president? A famous person? What do I want to get from the conversation? And here and there! I'm only a Russian teenager. I would like to meet my age-mates from different countries,! It does not matter, what he or she will be. The main thing is that we find interesting topics to discuss. But I would like to find a friend from London,maybe because my relatives live there. And London is the capital of the UK, so I can learn many interesting things about it. I d like my foreign friend show an interest to Russian history, I would tell a lot about it. Maybe we'll share knowledge of certain subjects, learn something extra...For example, my favourite subjects are Biology and English. Besides, I can play the piano and I love it very much.Maybe, my pen friend is a pianist. I take an active part in competitions, conferences and discussions.I think my pen friend will be an active and interesting person! For the first time I will communicate with a foreigner, it's great! http://uploading.com/files/get/2emebb5m/.ppt/

: Ryzhova Nadya : But I would like to find a friend from London, maybe because my relatives live there. Have you ever visited your relatives in London?

Marchenko K.: I want to tell you about the hero of my letter now. I can't name the concrete person to whom I would like to address my letter. Every person is unique. Maybe this person lives in a foreign country. He or she can have problems and joys similar with mine. We can find themes to discuss. He or she will tell me about his or her interests. And I shall tell about my preferences. Maybe, we are interested in similar things? We can discuss our successes. Of course, I shall try to find understanding with a person of any age, any nationality and any interests. But I can tell you about an ideal pen friend for me. I cant say:Im a very sociable person. And I want to have a pen friend who is more talkative then me. I like to read about someones life and I do not like to tell about myself. My passion is drawing. I would like my friend to be interested in drawing too. He or she can give me some advice. Why not? I think that I can share my experience. Maybe he or she prefers my favourite films, music, books? It will be perfect! Of course, he or she must speak English. My friend can help me improve my English. I would like to ask him or her about the country, its traditions, customs, and history, it is very interesting for me. Of course, I want to communicate with the students of my age. I hope it is my chance to find friends.

Anna-9: I must answer: Who am I? What opinion can I tell? All my words are only my. After dead Ill get to hell. Our life is very hard, But it is not indulgence. New my day and new my start- Litre ink run from my pens. All persons are all their deeds. What did I do? Help me reply! I made my theories and thoughts But I cant answer question: Why?

CHESSTER: Not bad, Anna, not bad!

Marchenko K.: Hi, Anna-9 . I like your way to express yourself. I also have many questions Why Do you write poems in Russian?

: I want to find friends abroad. I want to communicate with interesting teenagers and have a pen friend. It doesn't matter where my friends live. I want to deal with a teenager who is from an English-speaking country, where he studies the English language. I think that it would be interesting to communicate with a teenager who is fifteen-seventeen years old. I consider that boys and girls can be interesting interlocutors for me. I would rather communicate with a girl more than a boy because girls can value beauty of nature. I like this quality of character of my friends. I hope that my pen friend will be an unusual person and he must differ from me a little. I want to learn his activities, hobbies and interesting facts of his life. I imagine my pen friend like a person who likes travelling, who admires the beauty of nature, and who has a delicate taste. Besides, it is great if my pen friend loves an active kind of sport, because I am a sportsman and I like many kinds of sport. It is interesting for me what kind of sport is popular in his country and town. It is pleasant to communicate with a teenager who has such qualities as tactfulness, kindness and honesty. I will be happy if I find the best friend and we can visit each other. P.s. I will be glad to communicate with real person.

: I cannot say who I want to write a letter to. It may be every teenager abroad. And it does not matter if this person is a boy or a girl. It will be interesting for me to talk with teenagers living in Scotland, Iceland, Italy (particularly in Venice), China or Australia. Why do I pay attention to these countries? Because I want to visit them in future, to learn more about culture of them, about exiting and picturesque places there. Also it will be cool to get photos of these corners of the world. But it doesnt mean there are no pleasant persons to talk in other English-speaking countries. I think wonderful people live in all countries and I want to find one of them. Certainly its not indifferent to me what my friend is interested in. It would be nice if my future friend loves creation, arts, literature, and nature Besides, I think its not so bad if our interests will be similar a little. Ill tell my pen friend about myself. So, it will be amazing to talk with a living foreigner, to create a warm atmosphere, maybe, to become friends.

Risha: Vyacheslav, your English is Excellent! How long have you been studing language? And how about the real pen friend, but in our country? In English, of course)))

: Risha, nece to meet you in this contest. Thank for your compliment. I have been studing English for ten years. I will be glad if my pen friend from England answer me. And I have a many friends from other countries. For example, I have friends from China and North Korea. But I cant communicate with their because they learn English bad. Good luck!

Vick: Hi, Vyacheslav! I like your English, and your story, of course.

..: My dear young friends! I'm glad to meet all of you. I've read your letters with a great interest. There are so many thoughts and ideas in them. I wish you good luck!

.: Justin Bieber - singer in the style of R & B, Pop music. Justin Bieber was born in 1994. Justin was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, March 14. He lived with his mother. It difficult to believe that he started singing a few years ago. But he had been interested in music sense he was two especially in percussion instruments. In his child hood he studded at the musical school and nowadays he plays different musical instruments: guitar, drums, and keyboards. At the age of 12, Justin had participated in a local vocal competition Stratford Idol. Despite the fact that the other participants before seriously studying music, and Justin sang only at home, he took second place. 2007 was special in his life . It was then that Justin's mother has posted on its YouTube song. Soon appeared the first fans of his work. Among them was the manager, Scooter Braun, who noticed the talent of the boy and took him to Atlanta, Georgia. There, Justin met with the famous R & B singer Asher. In this photo in the Justin Bieber looks very young, but even Asher was struck by a strong voice and talent of the boy. In October 2008, Justin signed his first recording contract. Bieber could choose with whom to collaborate: with Asher or Justin Timberlake, his choice was to Asher. I dream of retain a letter to him I would like to ask him about his plans. And in wait him to my country, to visit my town.

Moiseeva Oksana: , No, I never conducted correspondence or intercourse with a foreigner. But very much like to, so I am taking part in this competition. And you?

Moiseeva Oksana: , Rock - it's great! I also love listening to music 80-ies. My favourite singer is Yuri Shatunov. Also, I love listening to modern music, but to call a certain artist can not, they are many. And what is your hobby? What do you like doing in your spare time?

: Moiseeva Oksana All my free time I spend with my favorite friends! I have a lot of them and I love them very much. With them is always fun and interesting:))

Moiseeva Oksana: , How did you meet Alex? How often do you communicate with him?

: Moiseeva Oksana With Alex we met on the Internet. It's very exciting, when people from around the world can communicate with each other. We communicate with him almost every day. Since it is very fun and interesting!

: Some years I am dream of communicate this English-speaking contemporary who is engaged in a choreography and who dream to dance. In my opinion dancing is a difficult art, but very beautiful. Many people can dance well and do it professionally. The most important thing is necessary to be able to hear music and to understand it. Music and dance are unseparable! I have put myself not an easy problem to get acquainted with the future balletmasters and is possible with the further cooperation. It was interesting to me as choreographers of the different countries understand each other. I understand that dance helps them . I am very interested test it on itself communicating with the contemporary of other country. I hope also this remarkable competition me will help!

Risha♥ : My name is Irina Merkushenkova. I`m 14 years old. I`m form 9th B. I live in a beautiful town of Kaluga. It is not very far from Moscow and we have a lot of opportunities. At least it is a town of famous scientists and composers. I think that I can compare myself with the fox cub because in some ways I am strong, brave, clever, smart, cunning ,on the other hand I'm helpless, curious, weak and naive. I can be different and I can pretend but I don`t like to do it. I love to be honest, especially with my close people. I can be manual, but do not stroke me the wrong way. My favourite music can tell you about me. I don`t like hard music , the meaning of the song is very important to me as well. I like slow music, dance music and old music. But usually I listen to modern songs. I take part in this competition because I want to improve my English and find new friends with the same interests. I think that to learn foreign language is a very interesting occupation.

CHESSTER: Hi, Irina! Very glad to meet here my classmate! But where is your avatar?

Kate1999: I want to write the letter to Eddie Murphy. Hi is the famous American actor. You know him very well and certainly looked films with him: Meet Dave, Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop. And how is donkey from Shrek to you? It is cool! It was sounded by Eddie Murphy. Hi is the class comedy actor and script writer. His birthday will be on the 3rd of April. I appreciate sense of humour at people very much and it will be very pleasant to me to communicate to such remarkable comedian.

..: Leonardo DiCaprio is my favorite actor because he was brilliantly played in many films. Biography of Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio Born 11.10.1974 in Hollywood, California in a family of hippies. His parents - a hippie, a mother by birth - a German, his father was a comic book artist. Parents divorced soon after his birth: he lived with his mother in the slums of Los Angeles and so far, already becoming a professional movie actor, listened to her advice. Leonardo DiCaprio - Slavic roots (his grandmother from the Russian immigrants who settled in Germany).

ELIDAN: I would to tell you a lot about myself. I love to travel. Last year I traveled to Ukraine. I went to my relatives. In 2012 we again plan to go there. I was born in Sayanogorsk, in fact I live there. I am very fond of his native land, because there are so pure, fresh air, and runs clear Yenisei River, despite an accident last year. I very love to play online games such as wow and Counter. I like very much to correspond to the Internet chat. I'm not bad cycling and rollerblading. I would compare himself to Belgeec because I hope that in the distant future I will own corporation. I always spend time with friends; I love to play football with them. Also I have another dream to play for Team Russia. I'm waiting for victory, or participation in this championship.

Darya Cat: ELIDAN : I love to travel. I like to travel too.I would discuss it with you.where have you been???

..: . Very interesting story!!!!!!!!!

: The hero of my letter is person who is sport and outgoing. He must be from the USA or Uk. I want to know his life. It is very interesting to make friends with foreinger.

Nikiforova Rita: Hello everybody!!)) If someone wants to communicate with me closer. write me... http://vkontakte.ru/id71005134 I am Waiting for your letters))

CHESSTER: Rita, we'll meet in kontakt, I promise. More than that-we have our own English club! Join us!

Moiseeva Oksana: , It's great to have a friend-alien))) I too would very much like to find a pen pal)))

Moiseeva Oksana: Nikiforova Rita, Why do not you answer my letter?

Nikiforova Rita: Oksana, I have answered)) look at the 3 page))))

: Moiseeva Oksana; Yes I've talked and corresponded...In fact, I'm studying at school where the teachers are native English speakers, so this is not so unusually to me... P.S. where r u from?

: CHESSTER; what kind of music do you enjoy listening to? (By any chance, isn't LinkinPark your favourite band? Your nickname just makes me think so... )

CHESSTER: Hi, Yulya! I like different kinds of music, but now I listen to Slash and Blessthefall. As to Linkin Park-sometimes I like them, (acording to the mood) Why I chose such nick...let it be my secret)))) What kind of music do you like? Do you like classic music?

CHESSTER: PROJECT OF MY LETTER Whom would I like to write the letter? Very difficult question. There are many interesting people in the world and I would like to talk with all of them. Its a pity but its impossible. And it is not important whether the person is famous or unknown . soThe main thing is that the person must have something to share, what to tell, and it must be interesting to communicate with him. The man or the woman? All the same. But just at this moment I would like to write a letter to Hugh Laurie, (I have just finished watching the last season of Doctor House). I like this actor very much, it imposes me because he is the Englishman- the American actors a little.... Well I will not offend people. Hugh Laurie has created very unusual, impressive and very ambiguous image: like the boor. On the other hand his character is a devoted friend and sympathizing doctor (though tries to hide it.) What Would I like to learn first?-Is he similar to the character of the film in real life? The second question would be: "What was his first motorcycle?" The third question is : "Does he really play a piano?" Well, and, of course, I would like to write him about myself : I t play the piano too, I want to become the doctor, that is medical psychologist, and in real life I am itching and venomous (sometimes) and I love "a working disorder. Though you can ask about me and my character the participant of this project- my classmate and simply excellent girl Mercushenkova Irina (her nick [/b]is Risha) These are my favouirite sayings It is better to burn down, than to die away. () Kurt Donald Cobain Who never made recklessnesses, not so wise, as he seems to be. (F.Laroshfuko) Do You have favourite sayings,Mr.Laurie? I am interested in: Music, death, love, blood, mental diseases, defects of a dream, coffee, brain, creativity of Levirate, mysticism, ceilings and soft walls, glass, a cold steel, glass and bone knifes, and of course in psychology And what about you, Mr. Laurie? Frankly speaking I would like to have a bike too...

Risha: Hi, Ilya! Nice to meet you here too. I`ll add my photo soon=)

CHESSTER: I hope...

Risha: Ilya,I am going to write about Jones Brothers. Do you know who they are? But I like your choice too

Moiseeva Oksana: , It's great to go to school where the teachers are native speakers) I live in Siberia, Tomsk region, namely in Asino) We have a very beautiful nature, beautiful places. I love my native village)

Moiseeva Oksana: Nikiforova Rita, Im sorry, I did not see your reply) I also live in Siberia, Tomsk region. We are also very beautiful place, and I love my city) Tell me something about yourself)

Anna-9: Hi, Marchenko K. Yes, I write poems in Russian, sometimes. But it isn't my service. Of course, I have questions, because I can't find answers.

Moiseeva Oksana: Nikiforova Rita, Im sorry, I did not see your reply) I also live in Siberia, Tomsk region. We have also very beautiful places, and I love my city) Tell me something about yourself)

Nikiforova Rita: Oksana! I very sociable person... I Love life, people, small children. I go in for sports, study foreign languages English and French... I can not pretend my life without music... I listen to different music, it depends on my mood. Favorite bands are The Beatles, Depech Mode, Hurts. The favourite writer is Paulo Koelio. Favourite films are To the one side, Fall in love with me, if you will dare, Pearl Harbor, Rockenrolla... My dream is to learn dancing a tango. When I see tango, I go crazy...Its music, its felins, emotions...it is so overwellming, so breathtaking... Now it is your turn to tell about yourself!)))) Do you love music?))

.: .. Thanks! I am glad, that my history was pleasant to you! At you it too very interesting.

: Nice to meet you, Lena! Thank for your story about Norilsk! You wrote "Unfortunately, I till now did not manage to visit Tomsk, tell to me about the city!" I am telling about my town now. Tomsk is a city on the Tom River in the south-west of Siberian Federal District, Russia, the administrative centre of Tomsk Region. It is one of the oldest towns in Siberia, Tomsk celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2004. Population: 521,635 (2009); Tomsk has a number of prominent institutions of higher education, including: - Tomsk State University is the oldest university in Siberia (founded in 1878, opened in 1888). Tomsk State University Library is the richest in Russia. - Tomsk Polytechnic University, founded in 1900, is the oldest technical university in Siberia. Siberian State Medical University is one of the oldest and highest-rated medical schools in Russia. - Tomsk State Pedagogical University. - Tomsk State University of Architecture. - Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio electronics. - Tomsk Economics and Law University - Tomsk Institute of Business The large number of educational institutions in the city has contributed much to make Tomsk a major centre for Russia's IT industry. Tomsk is one of the first cities in Russia to possess Internet service, which became available in the early 1990s due to the grants received by the universities and scientific cooperation.

..: Hi, ! Your story about Tomsk, I liked! I wish you good luck!

: Thanks!

Risha: If I could choose a man or men whom I can write a letter, I will stop my choice on my favorite singers at that moment. I know Jonas Brothers not so long. Only about 10 days but I think that I`ve became their fan. I saw them first on Disney Channel and just fell in love with their songs and acting ability. Also they are really attractive for me. If I must select only one member of this band I would choose Nick. I love his voice very much and he looks really handsome for me. I know him not too well but I really want to know him better. I want to ask him about his interests, about his songs, how he writes them? Where he finds inspiration from. Does he like his life as a celebrity? Why did he decide to create his own project? I think that we can find a lot of common topics for conversation. At least we love common music and movies. Yes, I`m sure that I would choose him. He and his brothers are very interesting for me. I want to write a letter or meet them. The point is that I have a friend in Los Angeles and she lives not far from them and meet Jonas sometimes.

Anna-9: During long weeks of summer holidays I spoke with a clever human more than once. When I was bored to death from day loneliness(if I had some work I was angry, if I hadn't work I was angry too), I started to talk with myself. But I want to speak with a person who are not agree with me. Proceeding from the made supervision the person, to which I would like to write with the hypothetical answer (and she will answer me possibly ), should be self-confident and understand the estimation of things and concepts abstract accuratly. As for the age -about 15-16. It is "she" because I don't understand the man's logic. By this age people learn to state the facts consistently and think independently. I think that I can be worthy opponent. Such dialogue will be useful to both of us. We can correct the discrepancies of formulations caused by the unilateral point of view because of distinctions of attitude and principles of education.

Risha: I like your project of the letter, Kate! I am glad to learn with you at one school. I wish you good luck!

Risha: I'm sorry, Anna-9 ! I've mixed the name in the previous message!

golovan evgeniy: Hello Kuzya! How are you? ) I am OK!!!. I really like your serial YNIVER!! ) I really like your songs, such as shnyaga shnyazhnaya. I want to learn to play the guitar like you. I have been attending the guitar lessons for 2 years. I disappointed in your strength, because you cant brace an egg but my father can over my head)) MY FATHER was very fun! But I was very sad! ) In general I would like to say that, Kuzya FOREVER))!

Darya Cat: Dear friend. Hello! My name is Darya. I am from Russia. I am 14.It is an ordinary start, is not it? I often think about my irrelevance. If I disappear suddenly, who notice?If by email to anyone do not give a letter with banal phrase:Hello. How are you?If at school my desk become empty.I always be late because I want to know that somebody is waiting for me? Only me.Who wants to be astronaut? Every pilot wants! And I want to be desired. Tell me something about yourself. P.S: I will wait for an answer Yours ever Darya

Marchenko K.: Hi, dear Dasha! You are unique. You are sincere, it is so good. I am sure such people as you are kind and cant hurt anybody.

: Dear Dasha! I think you are a very interesting person. I am sure if you want to be noticed do something and be sure you will be sucsessful. I have noticed you.

: Hello ! What interesting presentation about Tomsk!

: Hello, Darya. Keep your chin up. All people sometimes have problems. Be sure everything will be all right!

Darya Cat: Marchenko K. thanks for you marks

: CHESSTER, I love listening to different kinds of music...I mean I try not to stop on particular one... But, mainly I prefer to listen to alternative rock What about classical music, I can't say that I hate it or I'm crazy about it, probably I can take it or leave it. But I respect it very much, 'cause it's a base of modern music! Can you play any musical instrument? If you don't, what musical instrument would you like to play?

CHESSTER: Yulia! I play the piano (I finished musical school) and I try to play the guitar, not well yet. And what about you?

..: Hello, my dear participants! I have read all your posts here in the forum and all your letters, they are very different as you are. I have learnt a lot of interesting facts about your native places, your families, your likes and dislikes and even your mood! It is so interesting to learn about people something new! Thanks a lot for your open opinions. I hope you will keep on your friendly relations after finishing our contest. Good luck!

Vick: Hello,I am Viktor!. I am from a city of Kaluga - an awful terrible city where you can escape round the corner...))) A joke))) I study in 9 grammar school-it is the best in our town. Who wants- write me, will chat (it is not harmfully) I love foreign languages but there is a lack of time for English, sports even for homework! So it is possible only to dream about other languages What else?. I love all sports except fights.

Vick: Hello everybody! I am glad to participate in this project. This is my second contest in Eidos, may be I won't win, but I am sure it will be interesting! Especially if to consider that here there are so many beautiful and that is more important-clever girls!

Vick: Who amI? What can I do? Why can't I fly? What must Ido? What is my mission in this world? And why can't I play? Why must I learn? How to find my own way? Many questions... no answers... I am a teen, don't want to be like others...

Vick: Rita ! I see we have something common in general. Sports for example. It is pleasant for me to read how you have described herself,. Impressing! As emotionally and exspressing! You've said you are like an explosion.... hm... It is necessary to keep away from you, as provides this competition. But I wait for explosion!

Nikiforova Rita: Vick! Well, try ... if you are not afraid consequences after the explosion;))) And I promise...it will be!!!

Vick: [b]Hello everobody![/b] Sorry fo my being late ....the situation didn't allow to begin my work here in time. But I'll try to catch up with you! As I have understood I should tell you about myself. Well ... The ordinary guy of 15 years, without excesses, without transcendental dreams, not the "botanist"(hope ypu understand what I mean), though I study in a medical class. I love sports, I am engaged in biathlon. I am fond of English, therefore I participate this competition. I would like to find the pen friend from the English-speaking country, but it is possible english-speaking friend from Russia too. I am going to become the doctor-it is a tradition in our family. But the main thing I want -to become first of all a decent person. What else could I add to my storry? May be you will answer....what are you interested....in me... [font color=blue][b]P.S I've noticed there are many beautifull girls here...and what is more importent-clever girls))))[/b][/font]And it pleases greatly! I hope for pleasant (mutually) dialogue!

..: Hello, Vick! I am glad to see you here! I am sure that you will catch up with other participants! Good luck! PS: I want you to register on the forum.

Vick: Dear Lyudmila Michaylovna! I will try to catch up with other participants, I will do all possible and impossible for this. Excuse for my delay-was impossible to be registered

: Hello Vick! Nice to meet a new participant! I wish you good luck!

..: A Hero of My Letter A hero of our letter is a usual British teenager of our age. He is a simple British guy just like Russian, but he is a very-very different. What is he? What does he look like? Sometimes hes got some problems like everyone. Sometimes he has got a good time. What does he think about? Its so important to find out what another young people are. Often we have different stereotypes about foreign people. And they rather think the same about Russian people. Russian people are not vodka, valenki and shapka-ushanka. And Russia is not only Red Square. And! We have no any bears in our streets;) Were very different. So we wonder if we can communicate without any prejudices. Is Britain red double-deckers, Big Ben and checked blazers? Many people in the world are sure that residents of Britain are very prudish and unfriendly. Are they really so? We are eager to know. And sooner! While were young we have a chance to change the world to the better and break some stereotypes)) Who knows?.. We are looking for interesting pen-friend, and let him be a brightinteresting, communicative and kind. Clever, cheerful and just cool! (In Russian we would say ofigensky, but what is ofigensky in English??;) So this is a hero of my letter. xxxxxx

: I want to be a pen pal with an English girl of my age. We can have similar interests, similar hobbies. Maybe we can share our secretes. My E-mail is: sasha-sahsa1998@ mail.ru

: It was very difficult to choose the Foreign addressee. I decided to write to my fafourite american writer Stephenie Morgan Meyer. I have read her books: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The state of mind of her main heroes of the books is close to mine. I woold like to know if she has coped with the problem of Internet robbery. It is interesting if she will wright futher.

: Hello, Bjork! How are you today? Is your today just an ordinary day or is it special in some ways? My day is definitely special, cause today Ill try to write a letter to you. First, I want to tell you about myself. My name is Yegor, Im 16, Im from Russia. I live in a town called Nizhnevartovsk. May be you have never heard about this town. By the way it is on the same parallel as Reykjavik. We live on the north of the country, and winter is beautiful here. Its white, snowy and frosty. And there are often northern lights which I adore. Do you like to watch northern lights? Judging by your songs I may say youre very imaginative and such gorgeous things as northern lights may inspire you)) The nature of your country the volcanoes, geysers, the calm beauty of mountain lakes I can see it in my mind as I listen to your songs. Your lyrics are really inspiring. I like to make photo-collages with them, I like to illustrate the beautiful pictures with some lines from your songs. My hobby is dancing. Can I please take part in your show? May be not now, but in some years, when I learn to dance even better than now? Ive been always interested what your name means. Icelandic names are so unusual! My name means the man working on land. Well, I can say it suits me. I love nature very much. I like to walk in the forest, alone or with a friend. Im not indifferent to ecological problems. Can you say that your name suits you? Does it influence you, your character, way of life? Id like to learn about it. And finally, Id like to know more about personality. Can you please name three most important things in your life for you? As for me, its family, dancing and I guess your music!!! Thank you for a minute you spent on reading my letter. I know youre very busy, but Id be very happy to get a reply from you. I wish you all the best, lots of creativity and interesting ideas. Your fan, Yegor.

: Hello coach Miser! I want to tell you a story about one girl who likes to play volleyball. Once upon a time there was a little girl who liked to play volleyball. It was a reason for her to live. She was spending the whole day long playing volleyball with another people. She was dreaming to become a great player of the history. She tried everything to get closer to her dream. She was asking for good coach who could teach her to become better and better. One day she and her family moved to another country. A girl was so sad because she thought that she couldnt become a team member. She stopped playing volleyball at all, and everything seemed become grey, there was no colors or music. She completely blocked out. She was sitting in her room and thinking about the past. She havent spoken with people at school. That was until one girl come up to her during the lunch time and asked her:  Hey, whats wrong with you?  Hey, Ive just lost the meaning of life  Why?  Because I cant play my favorite sport. I feel so empty inside of me.  I can help you! I know the Great coach in the world. She helped me when I really needed it. The girl felt the the strange weird Feeling, the world around around her become colorful again. She realized that she can play again, and her dream might become true.  Thank you very much ,I have to meet her as soon as possible!  Lets go I will introduce you myself. They went together to the coach .Couple years later that girl told her little children that story. She wanted them to never give up, even when it seemed there were no choice. there were always some one who could help you.. The End Hello coach Miser, I m not sure if you will recognize that story, but Ive heard from my Mom several times. Its always touch my soul/Im also playing volleyball just like my mother when she was my age. Im trying all my best. I also have seen all your games ,its also helps me a lot. Im trying to do no mistakes ,but sometimes its impossible. Ive heard that you have a new team .I wish I can try out with every girl in your team , I promise .you will have no problem with me. Just please give me chance and I will show you everything I can. Well Im looking forward to see you on a tryout. Just please let me know when it will start. I will try to get there as soon as possible. Thank you for your time. Anna

Darya Cat: : Im also playing volleyball I like volleyboll too.Why do you like play volleyball?

..: Dear So, who is a hero of our letter? He is a usual British teenager of our age. He is a simple British guy just like Russian, but he is a very-very different. What is he? What does he look like? Sometimes hes got some problems like everyone. Sometimes he has got a good time. What does he think about? Its so important to find out what another young people are. Often we have different stereotypes about foreign people. And they rather think the same about Russian people. Russian people are not vodka, valenki and shapka-ushanka. And Russia is not only Red Square. And! We have no any bears in our streets ;) And now we want to tell you about a wonderful place we live in. Its a town named Nizhnevartovsk. This town is situated in Siberia, near the Ob River. Yes, its not a big town but in our town there isnt that meaningless futility, which theres always in big cities. And, moreover, Nizhnevartovsk is a very beautiful town) You can walk through its streets and you will not lose exactly, because everything there is rather close in our town. We also have no any road jam at the roads And, of course, there are sights in our town! Therere not so many but we think its even to the better. We guess that the less the sights, the more value they have. They are really treasure for Nizhnevartovsks residents. There are two fountains, museums, memorials, cinemas, a drama theatre, a park, coffee houses, cafes, shopping malls In summer in our town we have a festival of art, labor and sport. Its called Samotlor Nights. Contests, concerts, music, dances its so fun! It is extremely cold in winter in our town. Sure, you have never seen anything like this! This time of the year students are very glad: they have a right to miss school if the weather is cold. Many towns residents even do not know what is acted days days without any lessons! Wow! I think you should try to be in such a cold place) Hot tea and a warm blanket are necessary after so cold walking. Does it sound like a really exotic place? Well, Nizhnevartovsk is not an old town, its only 38. And now it is a prosper town where over 245,000 people live. And we have a lot of mineral oil, thats why all Russia knows about it. We love our town very much and we think he loves us, too As you can see, we may be very different. So we wonder if we can communicate without any prejudices. Is Britain red double-deckers, Big Ben and checked blazers? Many people in the world are sure that residents of Britain are very prudish and unfriendly. Are they really so? We are eager to know. And sooner! While were young we have a chance to change the world to the better and break some stereotypes)) Who knows?.. We are looking for interesting pen-friend, and let him be a brightinteresting, communicative and kind. Clever, cheerful and just cool! (In Russian we would say ofigensky, but what is ofigensky in English??;) So this is a hero of our letter. xxxxxx

..: hi .. ! I agree that Nizhnevartovsk really a very beautiful city, I have been there only once, but he remembered all my life!

CHESSTER: Hi, girls! (Hi, ..)! I liked your letter very much, especcially descriptions of your town. It's realy wonderfull!You have very poetically described the city and have very opportunely reminded that Russia is not only bears in streets. Yes, we are very different, therefore we want to find the pen friend from the English-speaking country. But agree -sometimes we don't understand even each other. In whole I like your work, not only your letter, but also all your messages. You are very active girls. The only thing-only don't offense, it concerns not only you, but also to the rests of the participants.I do not know, how in the letter, but at a forum it is difficult to read a letter with the big pictures. It distracts greatly and in general you forget whose letter you started to read. May be I am wrong, then excuse me I wish you to win a prize!

: Hi, dear Simon Pegg! Im sure that now you are thinking that this is another letter of an ordinary fan from somewhere Probably it is. My name is Yulia, but my friends call me cookie I live in Russia, I hope that it doesnt make you scared or confused, as I now foreigners treatment to Ruskie (as Brit call us ). I live in a small snow-white city Nizhnevartovsk in the middle of nowhere. Im not sure that you can find it on a map; its in the west part of Siberia. Ive dreamed to write you a letter since I watched my first film where you were starring How to lose friends and alienate people. I loved the way that you were acting in the film! If I could correspond with you I would be the happiest teen in the world! I havent heard about you for a long time, I have a cow! Are you going to act in ones film? Of course I dont want you to deal with whatever comes to hand And I realise that you dont want to stick your neck out, do you? By the way, about films, I wanted to ask your opinion about downloading films, where you are starring, from the Internet. As far as I know, some actors and actresses hate it But for a lot of people the Internet is the only way to keep up modern life! Not long ago I discovered that you are writing somethingDoes it mean that I will be able to see your book in a shop or its just a hobby? In fact, Im fond of reading! Mainly I enjoy reading science fiction, postapocalyptic or cultural books. What kind of thing are you writing? Unfortunately, I read mostly in Russian as nobody can advise me a book in English that will fascinate me! But I read classical English literature (of course in English ) with great pleasure, for example The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Can you advise me something to read? Of course I have a lot of questions to you, but I dont want my letter to be a quiz. To be honest, Id like you to come in Nizhnevartovsk and probably it will inspire you to shoot a film about Russia I would tell you a lot about the city And it would be great, if you broke some stereotype ideas about my mother country. You know, the more I watch the films with your acting there, the more I love them! I hope that the same thing is with other fans With best wishes, Your fan Yulia P.S. there are no hair-raising bears in my city, dont believe the myth that in Siberian cities bears are walking in the streets!

: Hello, I've read your letter thats a good one) I like how you express your feelings))) that was a joy for me to read it))) Good luck! =)))

.: Risha, how for a long time you listen to this group? ( Jonas Brothers )

: Hello, dear friend Im happy that we can communicate with you! At first I would like to tell you about my town. Its small but its clear and developing. My town is situated in very interesting district, because it has high and nice mountains Sayan, wide and mighty river Yenisei. Also Sayanogorsk has some sights. For example they are hydropower station, ski resort Gladenkaya In whole it is wonderful place of nature. Tell me what interesting your town. Also I would say about my life. I have a lot of remarkable friends. They are genial, supportive and honest. After school I like to go for a walk with them. Sometimes we go to cinema. I want to know how you spend your free time with friends. I love animals very much. I have pets. They are fish, a cat and a dog! I love them. I train my dog. It knows some commands. Do you have pets? My hobby is snowboarding. I like it, because when you slide downhill with speed, you can feel freedom and fresh. I can make new friends on this resort. Do you have hobbies? And why do you like it? In future I want to go abroad. Maybe we`ll meet! Im sure it will be fantastic! And I invent you to visit my country. I think you dont be disappointed. I will wait for your letter. I hope you`ll write me back

.: Hi, . I very much love animals! what breed of your dog? What is her name?

Risha: Hi, . thanks for your question. I listen to them only about 2 weeks. I really love this band

: My friends, you can read my letter...relax and enjoy

: Dear Sandra Borg, Hallo! Im glad to write a letter for you. I think you dont know me but I like and respect you very much. I know everything about you. You are a smart, intelligent, bright and sporty woman. You are my ideal! I have found youre an on-line book How reach your life aims! Its marvelous! And it became my guide of reaching my main purpose - to learn English well. To tell the truth, we have already met with you half a year, when I was in Malta in the Chamber College to study English. I wanted you to be my English teacher but, unfortunately, I couldnt do it due to my low level in English. Thats why I decided to learn English well. And during six months I have being worked hard and now I have reached the up-intermediate level. Now I can be in your group. I want to see again very much and I have an idea how to do it. You adore music and I adore it. But as a rule, every spring you connect students for interesting projects. I would like to suggest you arranging a musical in English next spring. I thing many young students would like to take part in such a project. I know a man who can help us to do it. He is my uncle. He adores musicals and English a lot, doo. I hope this idea will be interested for you. I believe well be connect you soon. Best wishes, Sasha

: Dear Alex! Something you do not write long ... How are you? As education, the parents? And anyway, I would like to learn more about your family. Please tell me what you do and how you enjoy spending your free time. I told you only about myself, but now I want to tell you about my family. We are the family of four: my mother, my father, my brother and I. My mother's name is Natalia. She is 34 years old. She is a very nice, kind and clever woman. My father's name is Vladimir. He is 35 years old. He is lather tall and strong. He is a man of strong character - and all of us love him very much. My brother's name is Ilya. He goes to school and playing football. He is younger than me. He is 11 years old. Well about me you already know. We are a very good family. We love each other very much. In the evenings, when all the members of our family get together after work and study, we like to watch TV, to read books and newspapers, to talk about different things and to discuss all our problems together. When the weather is good we sometimes go for a walk. We have a house with a garden and a kitchen-garden. We have got a lot of relatives. We are deeply attached to each other and we get on very well. I hope you will answer me and tell me about your family. Please write me soon. With impatience will wait for an answer, Lana.

..: Hello, my dear young friends! How are you? I hope everything is OK. It is the middle of our contest. I have just sent you the next task which is called "I am writing to you..." So you will not have time to idle. You'll have to work hard to fulfil all the tasks. Good luck, my dear friends!

..: .. : I have just sent you the next task which is called "I am writing to you..." My dear friends, I'm sorry that I wrote false information. Your next task is called "And I have done in such a way".

: Good evening ..! I want to express one's thanks you because this contest is very interesting and exciting!!! This is my first contest in Eidos. Thanks!!

..: : This is my first contest in Eidos. Dear , we have many other contests in our Centre. Yoy can take part in some of them in order to find out that they are not less interesting and exciting than this one! Welcome!

Vick: Lyudmila Michailovna is right and pupils from our school took part in some of them. But I liked the contest "My school is my castle" the best! We worked as a team and are going to take part in this contest this year again. Vyacheslav, join us and let's compete! I think you'll be a decent opponent!

: I must apologize for my mistake. I wrote "one's" instead of "my"...

..: Hallo dear Leonardo! My name is Nastya. I live in Norilsk. It is wonderful town. Norilsk was founded by a group of geologists with professor Urvantsev at the head. The town of Norilsk has been built on Taimyr in Soviet times. Im from school 45. English is my favorite subject at school. I like sing very much. Lately I take part in Pokolenie 2010. It is vocal competition. I have got a cat. His name is Pivas. He is clever and beautiful. I would like put a little questions. - What do you now about Russia? -What is your favorite Russian Film? -What attracted you to the role of Romeo? -What was the most difficult role? I hope that you will answer my questions, and will send the answer. With best wishes, Your fan Nastya.

: Hello. My name is Vlad. I am 14.I am from Russia. I am fond of computer games, traveling and sport. I like to play football and volleyball. I play to Street fighter, Dead space, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Oblivion, Fall out3 and spore. I learn English and French. I went to China, Sochi, Turkey. I live in Siberia. The nature where I live is beautiful. There are mountains and taiga around my place. I told you about myself. Could you tell me about yourself? What is your name? How old are you? What are you fond of? Do you like to play computer games? Where did you travel? What kind of nature do you have on your place? I think you are cool.

.: I wish write to actor which to me very much it is pleasant. It Gary Oldmen!!! He very cool actor. Hi, Dear Gary. My name is Tanya. I a pupil of the ninth form school 45. Usually we have 6 lessons a day but we do not go to school on Sundays. We are a class or 23 children 14 gurls and 9 boys. I very glad to be back to school (: I have my sister Lena. She is 12. She like names, quarrel and fight this me! I love my sister <3 I have my Mother. She is 43. She likes to travel. She very loves us. <3 I have my cat. Cats love to sleep in the sunshine. Cats love to sleep in the shade, but my cat sleeps in the middle of my bed on the blankets when the bed's not made. <3 Gary, please answer my questions. - How you like to spend to a free time? - You have home pets? - What was the most difficult role? - You like ice-cream? I very love ice-cream!) I will be glad to your answer.

: Dear Darya Cat, I present you this flower

Moiseeva Oksana: : Write this letter hoping to find friends of dancing Do you love dance?

Darya Cat: : I present you this flower Thank you very much Is this your picture?

: Dear friends, at the age from 15. Write this letter hoping to find friends of dancing. My name is Katy. My surname is Smirnova. I am an ordinary russian girl. I live in Norilsk and I was born here. It is my home town. Norilsk is a large town. It is situated on the 69 parallel in the zone of perm frost in Taimyr tundra. People call it the pearl of Arctic. The houses have all modern conveniences. People say that Norilsk is St.-Petersburg in miniature. Taimyr is called the land of surprises and it is true. Norilsk is the pearl of this land and I am proud of the town and of the people that work and live in it. I study at the secondary school in the 10 form. I study well. I am 15 years old and I have been study in dancing for 11 years.Already I have the certificate of the ballet master assistant. My dream is to become popular in this art . I hope that my dreams will cam true. I would like to know more about you . About your hobby about your country and culture because I have little information .I hope to hear about your plans. Thank you for reading my letter. Best wishes, Katy

Kate1999: Hello, Katya!!! Nice to meet you. I like dancing too. I go to the ballet school and could you tell me, where do you study? Best wishes, Kate P.S. Fantastic photos of your town, I even don't know that such a beautiful town could exist so far away to the north. Very beautiful.

Anna-9: Dear friend, I'm glad that I have possibility to write to you. I hope, you will receive this letter, when you will have time of your disposal. I would like to hear your thoughts, when you will read next reasoning. I can't know your opinion about modern conception of word Humanism. So I can write only my ideas of this question. I can't deny, my words are intricate and, may be, cruel, but I want to tell you exactly it. Your reactions aren't all the same to me. Humanism is ornamental mask for people, who aren't loaded with exalted ideals, isn't it? I think Humanism of Renaissance was better than modern-day equivalent. When we exalt individual, we must understand our responsibility before us. Our statement about admissible for human deprive us of variants, which infringe it, as any another axiom. This axiom deprives such variants for us, but I know people, whom have purpose, denying principle of humanism! What way they will select! This theory limits its followers. It helps people, which can't called humanists! Humanism justify people, which were blackguards at past. For example, man infringed laws to become rich. After that he is engaged in philanthropy Is humanism fair in its principles? No, it isn't. Our example demonstrates duplicity and meanness of such assertions. But other people live near us. They say: I wasn't educated like that. Is it useful for them? How often it gets in their way! It is only my reasoning. I have not right to make you agree with me. If you have another point of view, I will be glad to know it. Best wishes, Anna

CHESSTER: Dear Anna! I like clever girls, but sometimes it is very difficult to understand you.Anna, I think that it is a little wrong to compare humanism of Renaissance and modern humanism . And how do you understand a concept "modern humanism."? Certainly people lived and thought in time of Renaissance not as now. The word humanist during the renaissance initially only defined a concern for humanity, and many early humanists saw no dichotomy between this and their Christian faith. Now humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality. This is only definitions,no more. The rest depends on people. Any definition, any idea can be perverted and made convenient for them or for the concrete person. Am I not right? Humanism is considered to be a philosophy of Renesance. And what philosophy do we have now? P.S. This question is for all participants

Moiseeva Oksana: Nikiforova Rita, Yes, I love listening to music. I can not imagine life without her. Despite the mood, I enjoy your favorite songs. I love to listen to the songs the 80's, I just trudge on it) I also love dancing. I would love to learn professional dance, but unfortunately this is not possible:( I really love life and the people who surround me:)

Kate1999: Dear Eddy, Hi! Good morning, evening, afternoon, night (hope not) or something else, I speak about the time in which as I imagine you will read this letter. Yes, it is letter to you from me (such special Hello from a little girl from Russia to you) and I would like to fill it with my friendly emotions. First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Kate and surname is Dudina. I am from the western region of the Russian Federation Kaliningrad region. I study in the fifth form. I have some friends and not big, but not small too number of interests and hobbies. They are: sports (especially dancing, different), arts, music (to listen to and also I can play piano a little) and playing with my domestic animals (a dog, a cat and a parrot). I dont actually understand what is this to live on the Earth Planet and maybe, as I think, such international and throughcontinental communication will help me to understand our (especially) lives in some other way. So this is another reason, why my I am writing to you. And how about you? I think you receive such questions as: How it is to be such a popular person?, How do you think about(tra-ta-ta), and so on thousands and even more times. Maybe my question about music wont be disordinary too, but it is really very interesting to me what music do you listen to. May be its jazz, pop or even rock or smth else. Also if you would like it will be very interesting to me to send you some number of music which my friends, my brother and I think is interesting. Maybe you even know such names of groups, maybe not: , , , and many else. I think music is very important part of my life, so I firstly write about it. Could you, please, send me some names of tracks which makes you feel yourself wonderful. Also what about your mood at this moment? Answer me please, I think you want be shy to tell it to unknown person (smile). And I will then answer you. Looking forward to hearing from you, Katerina.

..: halloKate1999 !!! You and I share many interests: I am also a little know how to play the piano, and I think the music part of my life! I hope very much the friendship with you!!

..: Ooo! You like Nizhnevartovsk! We're really appreciate it)) When managed??))

Kate1999: Hi, Nasty! I was very happy to receive a letter from you. It is really wounderfull. Only imagine: I - from Kaliningrad, you - from Norilsk. Friends))) My cat's name is Nysha, and what does name Pivas mean? Looking forward to your answer. Kate DuDina.

..: hi Kate1999 !!! Unfortunately, I can not answer your question, because I was very small when I was presented with the cat. Please tell me something about their city. in its history has something interesting?'ll wait for an answer =)

: Good evening Svetlana I'm happy to tell you about my family. We are the family of three: my mother, my father and I. I do not have animals or flowers in my house. My mother very busy and she does not like animals. I would like to have a cat but my father have an allergy for wool. Every summer I go to my grandmother. Its a beautiful place in the south of Russia. My grandmother have a two big houses with fantastic gardens. There I have a big family: uncle, aunt, two cousins, two grandmothers, grandfather and grand grandmother. She is very wise and old woman. Twelve days ago, grand grandmother had a birthday and she was eighty two years. I very love my family and I'm trying to be with them more often. Unfortunately, I do not have enough free time thats why I did not communicate on this site but I'll correct.

Nikiforova Rita: Hello Dear Friend, I consider that teenage age is the best time in human life. At this time there are the brightest events. You look at the world through pink glasses. The best friends are the best parties of the best music... All seems possible and accessible. Everything seems bright and joyful, everyone seems happy+. What do you think about my words?...

: Hi Sasha! Very interesting story:). I, too, every summer I go to my grandmother on the sea. This is wonderful! What are you busy?

.: Dear Justin! Im sure that now you are thinking that this is another letter of an ordinary fan from somewhere Probably it is. My name is Lena. I live in Russia. I live in a snow-white city, thats Norilsk. I am sure that you can find it on the map its in the northern part of Siberia. Norilsk was founded by a group of geologists with professor Urvantsev at the head. The town of Norilsk has been built on Taimyr in Soviet times. People say that Norilsk is St. Petersburg in miniature. Taimyr is called the land of surprises and it is true. Norilsk is the pearl of this land and I am proud of the town and of the people that work and live in it. Tell me what is interesting in your town. Also I would tell about my life. I have graduated from the musical school (piano class), I like to sing and I participate in a vocal song competition "Generation". I have a lot of true friends. They are genial, supportive and honest. After school I like to go for a walk with them. Sometimes we go to the cinema. I want to know how you spend your free time with your friends. I do not know you too well, but I really wish to know you better. I wish to ask you about your interests. Where do you find inspiration? How is your life of a celebrity? Ive dreamed to write you a letter very often, while listening to your music. I like your voice very much and you look really handsome for me. I think that we can find many general themes for conversation. Yours sincerely, Lena.

: 56 Stantsionnaya street Asino 636840 Russia September 19th Hello, my dear friend! I will be glad to communicate with a real person. Let me introduce myself. Im a pupil, in the eleventh form of school 2. I live in Asino a small town in Western Siberia. I want to deal with a teenager who is from a country, where the English language is native. I want to tell you about myself. I am a sporty and mobile person. I like to travel. I was in Vladivostok, which is the eastern biggest port in Russia and in Moscow. My cherished dream is to visit picturesque corners of Venice. Besides, I love sport. I am a sportsman. My favourite kind of sport is track and field athletics. In sport activity I have an idol, he is David Lekuta Rudisha. And have you any idol? David Lekuta Rudisha (born 17 December 1988) is a Kenyan middle distance runner and world record holder in the 800 metres with a time of 1:41.01. What is more, I like many kinds of sport. It is interesting for me what kind of sport is popular in your country and town. I am a member of childrens organization Leader because I enjoy playing with little children very much. I have a brother; he is in the first form of my school. We are great friends, I love him very much. And do you have any brothers or sisters? Another favourite activity is scientific work and creative activities. I hope that you will be a positive and curious person and you differ from me a little. It will be interesting to know your hobby. I shall be very glad if we have concurrence of our interests. It doesn't matter where my friends live because Id like to learn a lot of new things about different countries from letters and Id like to discuss some new information about countries and towns. I believe, you will be interested in my very unusual hobby. I love butterflies. I often watch the butterflies flying and I admire intricate patterns on their wings. Maybe, my passion for butterfly is a result of mixing of scientific and creative work in my soul (: ButterflyUraniya (Chrysiridia rhipheus) touches me deeply. If you want to see these charming butterflies you must visit this Internet address: http://s50.radikal.ru/i128/1009/ab/a29f38dd831c.jpg I think, butterflies will gain your attention. I have many hobbies and interests and if you want, I can tell you about them in future letters. And what hobbies do you have? I am sure that our communication will be nice and useful for us because I have been studying English for ten years and I did not communicate with a person from a foreign country. That is why I wait from this contact much positive and pleasant emotion. Maybe we shall be good friends and it is pleasant to communicate with a teenager who has such qualities as tactfulness, kindness and honesty. The opportunity to find a pen friend makes me happy. I will be happy if I meet the best friend and we can visit each other. I hope youll read this letter and answer me! Looking forward to your letter. Best wishes, Vyacheslav, from Russia.

: Dear friend, I cant believe that Ive found a pen friend! Its wonderful to write the first letter to you, because its the moment when our communication begins. First of all I have to tell you about myself. I hate describing myself but without this information you wont be able to understand me and my life. Im an optimistic and positive dreamer. I hope everything will be wonderful. I know that our life isnt ideal but I think its better to live in a fairy tale understanding reality, then in a horrible reality without any belief in miracles. What about music it depends on my mood. In general, I like rock, punk-rock, new age, instrumental and classical music. And I cannot say I like all compositions of one band. I like different songs of different bands. As for instrumental music, I like guitar, flute and accordion. Also I like songs with the guitar especially around the fire Its so romantic! If you want, Ill tell you about my interests and hobbies. I enjoy creation. Im keen on drawing. About two years ago I finished art school with an excellent diploma. I enjoy drawing, but I need an inspiration and time to do something beautiful. Also I like to take photos. I can say, Im an amateur, because now Im learning by myself, but my friends say it is beautiful. Its very pleasant to hear it. Another passion is making bracelets. It takes much time and patience, but result justifies my work. And giving it to somebody is the most wonderful thing. I enjoy presenting my friends and relatives with the things which I make myself. Its so nice to see a smile on face of man who is dear for me. I like reading classical literature, sometimes cooking, travelling and chatting with friends, but I cannot say Im very talkative. And what about you? What do you like to do, what are your hobbies or interests? What kind of music do you prefer? Maybe, you can play any instruments? Tell me, please, about your family and friends, place where you live, your education. Best wishes, Natalie.

Vick: Natasha! You are very versatile person and, apparently, very talented. Personally I liked your photo very much! Don't stop on it, create further and good luck to you!

..: Did you make that net yourself? [img src=/gif/smk/sm38.gif] "fenechki" are cool [img src=/gif/smk/sm36.gif] Can you make some like that for us?)

Ryzhova Nadya: : I hate describing myself Why do you hate describing yourself? : Another passion is making bracelets. Who inspired you to making bracelets? : Also I like to take photos.[/quot] What topics in the photos do you prefer?

Vick: I would like to correspond with usual person. All the same in what country he or she lives, if only they speak English.I don't care if they do sports or play the flute. It seems to me that it is better to learn about the person from his letters, that is when you know nothing about him it is more interesting to learn everything about him from his correspondence than to write about what you know beforehand. It is possible to get casually friend, and if you know about what to write (on a certain theme), dialogue will be boring (may be), short and it is possible to receive the enemy or the contender, instead of the friend. It doesn't matter for me who it is-the girl or the guy, it is possible to talk to any sex properly. It is more interesting to talk to contemporaries, because they can understand you more than senior or younger. I don't know if I am right or not...time will show when I find a pen-friend from other country. [/i

Risha: This is a draft copy of my letter: Dear Nick! How are the things going on? My name is Irina and I`m your fan from far away Russia. Have you ever been to my country? I think no. I advice you to visit Russia because it is a very beautiful place. I know you not so long but I`m really interested in you and your creation. You write very nice songs! Where do you find inspiration? I try to write my own poems sometimes but I do it very seldom now. It can be really difficult to find any interesting topic at times. Can you advice something to the novice poet? I also like your guitar playing. You do it so professionally! I have the guitar too. I like to play guitar but I`m not really good at it. I have the purpose now. I really want to learn to play your song ``Give love love a try`` and I even start to learn it. Can you tell me something else about yourself? Do you have any hobbies except music? What kind of sports do you prefer? I`ve head that you love basketball. Is it true? I have a lot of questions to you! Do you like your life as the celebrity? I think that it is difficult and interesting simultaneously. Am I right? I know that a lot of fans write you letters. Do you try to answer to all of them? I`ll be really glad if you`ll answer me. Even not now, maybe later. I think, that is all for the first letter. I hope we will talk later. I would love to meet you someday and discuss some topics. Irina

Marchenko K.: Dear friend, Im glad that you are reading this letter. First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Marchenko Kseniya. Im a student of a Russian school. Im sixteen and Im in the eleventh form now. I live in the town of Asino in Tomsk Region. It is in Western Siberia. My town is situated on the Chulym River. Have you ever been to Russia? I think, our country can be interesting for you. We have a lot of types of climate, our nature is beautiful and various. I can tell you more about my country if you want. Im taking part in the Russian contest A Letter to a Foreigner now. One of the advantages of this competition is that it helps to find a pen friend from foreign countries. I do not like to tell about myself but I think, you will know me better with this information. I want to tell you about my interests. Maybe some of them are similar with yours. And I believe, we can find themes for conversation if our preferences are different. Every person is unique and interesting. The great thing for me is drawing. I have a graphic tablet and I m really interested in digital art. As for traditional materials I love watercolor. My favourite theme for drawing is fantastic creatures: gryphons, dragons, werewolves. Sometimes I create unusual species of animals and draw them. I can be inspired by beautiful nature, pleasant music or wonderful art of my favorite artist. Besides, I like reading books. My favouite book is Fight club written by Chuck Palahniuk. I think, this book is one of the most important books in my life. Also, I love the tale by Scott Bradfield The Dream of the Wolf. This is such a touching story. I dont think, I am a music lover, but sometimes I like to listen to some groups as The Offspring, Green day, and Lumen (Russian group). So, my favourite genre of music is punk-rock. Can I ask you some questions now? It will be so interesting for me to read about you. What is your home town? What hobbies do you have? What is your favourite book and what genre of music do you prefer? Also, tell me please, about your family. I will read about the history, traditions and customs of your country with pleasure. I hope for your reply. Best wishes, Kseniya.

..: Kate, you pain so great!) How long have you been doing that?

..: Marchenko K. : The great thing for me is drawing. Kseniya, your drawings are wonderful!

Marchenko K.: Lyudmila Mikhailovna, thank you a lot! Your words inspire me to new pictures.

Moiseeva Oksana: Good afternoon, dear friend, Greetings from Russia. Let me introduce myself. My name is Moiseeva Oksana, Im 16 years old, and I am in the 11th form. I would like to make friends with you, dear friend. Id like to know more about you, your interests and hobbies. Also, it would be interesting to hear about your homeland, about your life, traditions, customs, holidays of your state and than to compare with my life - how different or similar we are. What is more, I think, you would be interested in Russia, its beauty, versatility, and history. I hope that we'll be friends! I live in a small, quiet town called Asino, it is situated in Siberia. Our nature is extremely beautiful, our forests are full of fresh, clean air, rich in mushrooms and berries, our rivers are full of fish. I live in the most beautiful place! My town is famous in young artists, poets sand singers. As for the climate of my region, we have very cold winters; the temperatures sometimes reach -50 C. Siberians are not afraid of such temperature conditions. Summers are cool and rainy. I want to tell you about my hobbies a little. I spend a lot of time studying different subjects, because in a year I will enter the university and begin an independent life in another city. I want to become a physician. I think, this profession is useful and prestigious enough, is`t it? I like to participate in various school, after-school, district, regional competitions, Olympiads. Participating actively in various social activities (trainings, discussions and conferences) helps me to express myself. I enjoy visiting various elective courses. I can say my life is active! My hobby is to travel. I was in some cities of our great country in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Volgograd, and Tomsk. Have you ever heard of these cities? I hope, my dream to travel all over the world will come true. Isnt it a crazy dream? I have lots of friends at school. I especially appreciate the sociability, kindness, sincerity and a sense of humor in them. And what do you appreciate in people, my friend? Ending my story about myself, I want to say, my dear friend, I love life, as well as people who are close to me. I try to perfect myself, to help my friends and relatives and to present light and positive emotions. I think, I can make this world a little more beautiful, brighter. I want all people smile and be happy. I want only goodness and justice reign. Do you agree with me, my friend? I hope to get a letter from you.

: Hello ))) How are you? My name is Anna I've read your letter and I wounder how long you've been studyng english? You write very good))) I live in the United States for two years so I can speak engish pretty well. You did a really good job on a pictures))) I like it! have you been in english speaking country?

: Hello everyone! My name is Anna. I live in Tomsk. It's a most beautiful place in the whole world! May be exept the United States. I also live there for two years. I love speak english with every one who know it. I love sport,music, I like to read a good books doesn't matter on english or russian))) Im a possitive person!I can chear up anyone I take a part in this contest because Ilike a creative work,and I like to write an essay.Also I would like to communicate with interestig people.

: Nizhnevartovsk Russia September20th, 2010 Dear Andrew, Im so happy, that I can write to you! I want to tell you about something interesting and I want to ask you about your life. Im full to the brim of emotions and dont know what ask about you!!!!!! What kinds of sport do you interesting in? Do you prefer activity life or passive life? What are you going to do in future? I prefer active life and I want to tell you about my emotions about it! I want to know about your emotions, it will be cool! Sometimes I want to be in my own, and what about you? Usually I relax when I listen to music, different kinds of music. Music is part of my life! MmmmWhat is the most important part in your life? It is very interesting for me Oh, I want to read your letters to me, it will be very interesting, I thing! With best wishes, Jana.

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: Hi Dear Friend! My name is Mikhail. I am the 11th grade student and would like to tell you about myself, including some things that I want to achieve and dream about. Actually Ive never thought that I would get a chance to write to someone living on the other side of the world. I dont even know what country you live in, though it doesnt really matter. I guess you dont differ from me, probably you are a teenager as well and have your own troubles like quarrels with your parents and suffering from misunderstanding of peers. I would love to see how you look like. Also, I think you may go in for sports as well as I do and I hope that you read English Literature, cause every person should know the history of his country and love its language. You might have heard about such great Russian writers as Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov, who were the originators of the Golden Age of Russian poetry. Nowadays I study poetry of the Silver Age, I mean the successors of Alexander Pushkin. Especially I like Alexander Block. It would be great if you might tell me something about your favorite writers. Reflecting on literature, I was born in the end of the XXth century. This time is considered to be an epoch of new technologies and I believe that new discoveries strictly contradict the concept of structural completeness of the world. That what used to seem stable, turned out to be changeable and eternally movable. We were discussing technical progress in the class and decided that good rate of progress means not only moving forward, but brings change for the worse in ecology and tension in political situation with it . Laws of living were discovered long time ago (I mean the Ten Commandments of Jesus Christ), unfortunately people cannot and what is more dont want to live in peace. I asked my friends what they would like to change in the future. Personally I want to invent a water engine, because there is so much water on the Earth; one of my classmates Pasha wants to invent an eternal coverage for roads. The others want to improve a medical care system. Olga and Liza would like to build an orphan asylum and develop charity in the world. Also, I think it would be nice to create such school subject as Family an Society Studies, cause we have to teach people how to love one another and to be wise. Moreover, each school needs a good psychologist in order teachers might discover all kids talent, though I think I am quite lucky concerning this, as my teacher is looking for a sparkle of talent in each of us. What would you like to change in the future? I hope to hear from you soon. Yours , Mikhail Bernyaev, Nizhnevartovsk, Russia

CHESSTER: Hello,everybody! I've lost my passport, that's why My nick is CCHESSTER now. I had changed it just a bit but hope you'll recognize me!

CHESSTER: Hello,Anzhelika! I am impressed and amazed!!!! You are the beauty! Besides, judging by your choice of profession , you are very courageous girl. But why are you going to become policemen. ? I suppose it is not a female trade... I am the only child in a family too, but I have a lot of friends and..... Small toy-poodle. And recently we took a white kitten, (by the way-yhe dog is white too) it s istill absolutely the kid. What else.... I study, of course, not perfectly, but very decently. I go to swimming pool and in a gym, but most of all I like to read. As for the films-certainly I love mystic thrillers and films like "Doctor House" and "Lie to me." Was glad to receive your letter and I will answer the following with pleasure . Ilya

CHESSTER: ]Dear Hugh, This letter is written by your devoted admirer. My name is Ilya. I am from Kaluga; it is a town not far from Moscow. I think you have never been to our country though everybody knows and loves you here. I would like to tell you so much about myself and, of course, to ask about you. Perhaps I will allocate the most important things. First it is very interesting what or who has affected your choice of profession? As for me it is extremely interesting what your first motorcycle was? I want to get a motorcycle too, but I can not solve yet what model to choose. What models do you prefer and why? I wonder, how many years you were when you had a first motorcycle. I am not allowed yet, but I hope... I have two pets: a white toy-puddle and a kitten (it is white too). Did you have any pets in your childhood? What music do you listen? I know that you play in group on keyboard tools. I wonder if you studied at musical school. I studied in a piano class. I play a guitar a little. What tools besides the piano do you play? How many motorcycles do you have at present? In some interviews you mentioned, that you like motorcycles of mark Triumph, what do you think of models like Rocket 3? Or you prefer classical models? I like your film Doctor House" very much. It is interesting to know if you are similar to the hero. Probably, you are tired of this question, but I'll try to ask: "Will this serial go on?" I don't hope to receive the answer-too much of letters, probably, you receive, but I will be glad, if you learn that in far Russia you have a devoted admirer. Yours faithfully Ilya P.S . My dad and I has a rare car - Gas 69. We have also a modern car, but we love our Gas most of all. It even has a name "Indy". We are often invited to parade of rare cars. And do you love old cars?

Risha: Hi, Ilya! Your letter seems really interesting. Can I ask you some questions? 1.How long do you know Hugh? How did you know him? 2. What is you doggy`s name? She is amazing! 3. You said that you and your dad have a car.Can you drive? Do you learn to do it? Thanks in advance.

..: Dear Ilya. My name is Marina. I'm 14 years old. I'm in the 9th grade. I'm rather small and have brown eyes. My favourite school subject is English. I used to sing & dance. I'm the best in humanitarian subjects, so I'm going to be a journalist. I have no any serious hobbies at this moment. I like listening to music very much, though it sounds banal. My favourite pop - singer is Michael Jackson. I think his songs are actual for any generation. Last time I've loved reading very much. My favourite writer is Paulo Coelho. Now I'm reading Anna Gavalda. She writes good enough. I'm learning some cuisine tricks. I make decorations, "fenechki". Like to write letters to my friends who live in other cities. It's not so modern, because of being the Internet in every home. I have the Internet, too, but "there is nothing better than to get a letter". It's nicer than ICQ message. Love giving presents, because "the best part of living is loving and giving". Giving is happiness, but what a pity this happiness is short. I make gift boxes myself. I like to watch films. My favourite actor is Johnny Depp. I also like retro. I am hot - tempered, but it's doesn't last long. I am jealous and communicative. In my future I'm going to go on making charity and visit the USA. I love the Simpsons :) it's me :) Waiting for your answer.

..: Hello Ilya! My name is Alina. I`m 15 and go to school 42 in Nizhnevartovsk. In my spare time I read a lot, especially goreign writers. I watch a lot of films, paint. I like riding on a back place of a bus aloug the town, where they have nice, quiet and unobrosive traffic. I fond og learning English and plan to connect my future profession with it. I`m very hot-tempered. Some people thinl I`m selfish. Something I bake cakes or biscuits. Sometimes I compose short-stories, but I`ve stopped doing that last time. I`m always looking for something new and interesting. I think there`s no limit for perfectness! And it`s necessary to change and develop youself inside...and outside! Someday I`ll join a dance school and dance hip-hop. I appreciate understanding in people. But I do not always understand my opponents and don`t answer their asking. I wanna wisit London. And walk along "Fame Alley" in Hollywood. I have a cat. His name Barsik. He`s funny ^^ Love listening to music, getting letters tied with bands :) Maybe, someday I`ll find in my postbox a letter from you! :) I like to look dance project "American Best Dance Crew" My favorite singers and band are Placebo Michael Jackson Muse The Beatles Nichelback, Green Day and 30STM My favourite actors are Johnny Depp Heath Ledger Jim Carrey Robert Downey.Jr. Jake Gyllenhaal. And yeath, I`m looking for your answer, about you and your interests. Alina.

golovan evgeniy: Hello !! DO you really can to play on guitar? Iam learning to play guitar too

golovan evgeniy: I have a dog. Him name is VILYEM. He is bouncy and clever.

Ryzhova Nadya: Hello, my dear friend! Perhaps, you'll be very surprised this letter has come to you from Russia. My town Asino is situated in Western Siberia. Asino is small and quiet but beautiful and dear to my heart. (Some photos of my town) I am Ryzhova Nadya. I am 17 years old. I am in the 11th form. And how old are you? What form are you in? Where are you from? I am interested in learning English, and I am sure our conversation will help in my desire to improve my English. But I take more interest in natural sciences. I am keen on learning Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. Thanks to the knowledge of these subjects I wasnt afraid of taking part in the conference and took the prize in Russian competition. Besides, I find time to participate in various extracurricular competitions and make good progress in them. And what subjects do you prefer? Where are you going to continue your education? As for me, I ll enter the Siberian State Medical University. Medicine is my passion. In my spare time I play the piano. I love it a lot. And what kind of music do you prefer? During the summer holidays I enjoy working in the garden. Look at the flowers I grow. (These are my favorite flowers "Peonies"). I admire my pets. Have you got any pets? It would be interesting to learn about the climate conditions of your country. For example, we have very cold winters. The temperature in winter reaches -50 C. And it lasts about some weeks. How do we spend time during our winter? Skiing, skating. For example, I love going with my father to ice fishing. Summers are cold too. But I like living in Siberia. Our nature is very beautiful! What can you tell me about the climate of your place? I am very pleased to know that you are interested in our further dialogue. I would like to continue our conversation, because it is a small part of what I want to tell you. To have a new friend is great! Who knows, maybe our communication becomes a friendship and we will meet in the future. Good luck! Im waiting for your response. Thank you for your time. Nadya.

golovan evgeniy: Hello everybody. Are you OK? Are you happy? I hope so!

golovan evgeniy: Hello Ryzhova Nadya! You have a very beautiful house. And you have a wonderful pets.

Ryzhova Nadya: golovan evgeniy : Hello Ryzhova Nadya! You have a very beautiful house. And you have a wonderful pets. Hi, Evgeniy! Thank you, I love flowers and pets.

Yulya-93: Dear William, I am very thankful to my destiny for the opportunity to write a letter to you. I would like to tell you a tale: Some years ago in a faraway snowy country there lived a girl. She was a pretty, fair-haired and charming girl. The parents loved her very much and mother did all her best to make their daughter happy. She sang her Russian folk songs before sleeping, told fairy tales. Most of all Julia enjoyed those tales, where there was a princess. She was eager to become a beautiful princess, go to the ball-dancing and meet a handsome prince. The girl has grown up and her dream has come true. Julia is me! My dream has come true! I am writing a letter to a real prince! I live in a faraway country Russia. I am 16 years old and I am a school-leaver, after finishing school I want to enter the university, get higher education and become a lawyer. I live in a small provincial town in Kuzbass. It is one of the main industrial regions in our country. My town is situated on the bank of a beautiful river Kiya and is surrounded by old mountains the Archecass and a thick forest, taiga. My native town is famous for wooden carving on many buildings. The famous local writer named my town A wooden flower. Recently Mariinsk has received the status The town-museum and with great pleasure I invite you to visit it. Will you come? My native town is named Mariinsk in honor of the Russian empress Maria. In the center of the town there is a monument to her, the only monument to this empress in Russia. I think you will be surprised when you lear that we have a monument to potatoes, the only monument to potatoes in the world! It symbolizes the fact that potatoes saved lives of many people during the World War II. One more surprise! People in Europe think that in Siberia bears walk along street. But in our town two big alive bears live in the family of one man. Every person can come to feed them and play with them. I am proud of my native town and love it because it is my small Motherland. I know that you are fond of works by W. Shakespeare; I also like his sonnets, my favourite sonnet by Shakespeare is sonnet 130 (My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun). I was greatly impressed by the tragedy of two young people in the play Romeo and Juliet. I saw this play in the drama theatre. Have you ever performed on the stage? I read that you are a very well-rounded person and have many hobbies. Hockey is one of them. As for me, I like to skate in winter. When the weather is warm I go to the skating rink and enjoy skating and communicating with my friends. Besides I like travelling. My parents and I travelled to the Black Sea coast, to the ancient Russian towns of the Gold Ring near the capital of our country Moscow. But most of all I was surprised by the beauty and greatness of Russian nature near the lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world with fresh water! If you enjoy travelling I will be glad to be your guide in Siberia. I have a dream to visit England and learn more about the native place of Shakespeare, the history of art in England and visit the National Portrait gallery in London. And do you have a dream? What is it? I will look forward to your letter. I hope to hear from you soon. With best wishes, Julia.

Kate1999: Dear Julia, I liked your story about Mariinsk very much. And very interesting have you ever heard about Kalingrad? This is where I am from.

: Hello Yulya-93! Nice to meet a new participant! Your letter is a pleasant surprise for your pen friend. I wish you good luck!

Kate1999: P.S. By the way, who are you writing to?

..: Dear Yulya-93! I am very glad to see you here. But I want you to register on the forum. You have to fulfil a lot of tasks here. Good luck!