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Hi Liam,

How are you? My name's Juan and I'm from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. I'm eleven years old. How old are you?

I'm tall, I've got black hair and brown eyes. I've got one sister and two brothers.

I've got a dog called Pedro. Have you got any pets? I like football, beach volleyball and music. What do you like?

I speak Portuguese (the language in Brazil) and English. What languages do you speak?

It's sunny and hot in Rio. What's the weather like where you live in Canada?

Please write soon.

Best wishes,
Juan

Discussion

Do you like the same things as Juan? What languages do you speak?

Average: 3.9 (17 votes)

Submitted by BubblySnow3 on Wed, 26/06/2024 - 06:08

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Hi, my name is Medina. I am 9 years old. I have a black curly hair and dark brown eyes, I am wearing glasses. I am from Indonesia. I have a cat named Mpuss, she is a three legged cat because of a car accident. But I still love her. My favorite colors are blue and purple. I love English and Grammar. My hobbies are watching anime, reading books, and traditional dancing.

Write to me soon. Medina

Submitted by BraveAmulet9 on Sat, 06/04/2024 - 09:34

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Hi guys.My name is Iremidealaran.I an ten year old.My hair is black and i an black my eye is black. I am from lagos and my fathen is in the usa
I have no pet.I like football and i like ridingbicycle and God and Jesus

Submitted by AgentFairyNever on Mon, 13/11/2023 - 16:00

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My name's Daniil. I've got 1 brother. I like watching videos.

Submitted by HelloCoyoteVel… on Fri, 29/09/2023 - 00:16

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Hi!
I'm Evan, I'm Mexican, I'm 11 years old I live in Mexico City. I'm short and thin. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I like riding a bike on hills fast. I'm into video games and I like WB. I like Mexico because it's a beautiful country.

Submitted by SillyWooden999 on Sun, 18/12/2022 - 04:29

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The same things that I like are listen to music, music makes me feel happy in bad days or boring days. When I explore some new interesting songs, I always feel so good. My family pet a kitty its name is Sarung. Language I always speak is Thai, It is my native language. English is the language that I have learned for long time but I do not always speak.

Submitted by VirtualMoonstone8 on Thu, 19/05/2022 - 04:08

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Juan likes football, beach volleyball and music, and so do I. I speak English and Vietnamese. I would like to learn Chinese with my teacher Mickey in the future.

Submitted by PurpleSandalCheese on Thu, 02/12/2021 - 06:27

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Hi everyone, My name is Grace. I am from Malaysia and I am 9 years old. I've got black hair and black eyes. I've got one big sister. I've got no pets. I like playing computer games and watch movies. I usually read comic books in my free time and my favorite subjects are Math and PE. I speak Chinese and English. It's summer in Malaysia now so the weather here is hot and sunny. Please write soon. Best wishes, PurpleSandalCheese

Submitted by EatingSnowdrop10 on Sat, 29/04/2023 - 15:06

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Hi Grace, My name is Laisa. I am from Russia and I am 10 years old. I have got black hair and black eyes too. I Have got one sister. I have got dog called Crosh and parrot Coco. I like playing the piano and draw the picture. I speak Russian and English. It summer in St. Petersburg but windy and cold. Please write soon. Best wishes, Laisa

Submitted by QueenActressMisty on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 12:53

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Hi! My name is Natalie,i'm from VietNam. I'm 9 years old. I have long hairs and black eyes. I like play badminton. I always play piano, i love music. My favorite subjects is Literature. I like spring. I speak Vitnamese and english. Write soon Best wishes Natalie.

Submitted by HelloCoyoteVel… on Fri, 29/09/2023 - 00:26

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Hi I see your comentary and now I'm intersted on Vietnam because It's history so I only know about wars but I'd know more.

see you!

Submitted by GoldLavenderJewel on Tue, 12/10/2021 - 06:42

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Hi,I am Alisha. How are you guys?I am from bangladesh . I have short black hair and dark brown eyes, I am tall. I am 8 years old . I have a brother ,he is older than me.I wish I would have a fish as my pet.I can speak in bangla (the language which bangladesh people speak in)and english very well.It is late autumn in my country.I like to read books.

Submitted by CheekyPlatinum100 on Mon, 23/08/2021 - 12:14

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Hi guys ! My name is Mia and I'm 8 years old. With my family, I live in Germany but my mom is from China. So I can speak Chinese, German and some English. At the moment I have no pets but we're gonna move to New Zealand or Thailand, and once there my dad will buy me a horse and two Cats! I'm so excited! Bye guys!

Submitted by MissBikePiano on Sat, 21/08/2021 - 07:16

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Hello everyone I am name is Eva , you can call me Evosh i am 8 years old , i dont have any pets because my dad did not like any animal live in we home . but in near futchr i will have small fish multicolored .. i live with dady and mom and sisters , brothers We in the saudi arabia , i am talk arabic language and i study English now i hope have anuther languge in the future all profesonal

Submitted by CuteVioletJungle on Tue, 03/08/2021 - 17:21

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Hello again, I live in Alicante and I am on vacation. Are you on vacation or are you in your city? Do you like the beach? Do you like going to school? I like it because I study new things and I play with my friends. I speak English and Spanish. Do you speak English and another language? I have a dog named Peter. Do you have any pets? I hope to hear from you soon. Best wishes. bye-bye! Patri

Submitted by OrangeOrange4 on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 04:15

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Hi, My name is Annie, and I'm from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. I'm 10 years old and I'm 1m34. I'm have black hair and brown eyes. I don't have any sister or brother. I have 3 dogs. I like playing hide and seek, playing with my dogs and I like swimming at the beach, too. My favorite subject is Art. I can speak Vietnamese, English and a little bit Chinese. It summer in Vietnam so the weather is hot and sunny. Pls Write Soon Best Wishes Annie

Submitted by WowLakeMoonlight on Fri, 23/07/2021 - 16:03

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Hi, whoever reads this I AM GAMER! GAMING!!!!!!

Submitted by QueenRabbitDove on Sun, 10/09/2023 - 14:50

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niceee

Submitted by MissRedRaspberry on Sat, 17/07/2021 - 08:32

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Hi everyone, My name is Suzy. I am from Vietnam and I am 9 years old. I am 1m32. I've got black hair and blue eyes. I've got two sisters. I've got no pets. I like playing badminton and basket ball. I usually read comic books in my free time and my favorite subjects are English and Art. I speak Vietnamese and English. It's summer in Vietnam now so the weather here is hot and sunny. Please write soon. Best wishes, SuzyRainbowUnicorn

Submitted by CaptainMesozoi… on Fri, 25/06/2021 - 10:07

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Hi! My name is CaptainMesozoicVanilla and i am 11 years old. I am from Poland. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I like dinozaurs, football, books, Harry Potter, Star Wars and jumping on trampoline. I speak in polish and english. My favourite pizza is margherita (with sauce and cheese)

Submitted by CuteVioletJungle on Tue, 15/06/2021 - 16:54

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Hello guys, How are you? My name is Patricia, I am from Madrid and I am 9 years old. How old are you? I am short, I have long, curly, blond hair. I have only one brother . I've got one dog called Peter. Have you got any pets? I like volleyball and gymnast. what do you like? I speak Spanish. the language in Madrid, and English. What le languages do you speak? It's sunny and hot in Madrid. What's the weather like where you live? Write soon Best wishes Patri

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