Penfriends – More Letters

On this page, you will find some real examples of first letters sent to Thai students.

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Dear penfriend,
My name is Andre. I’m from Seattle, Washington in the USA. I am dark-skinned, and I have black hair. I also have brown eyes. I play every sport except soccer. My preferred sport is football. I like pizza, hot dogs, and chicken. At Mercer Middle School I study grammar, math, social studies and science. Our school has over 900 students. Seattle also is a very big place. We are famous for the Space Needle, our port, Microsoft, Boeing, and Eddie Bauer. I would like to know what a typical day is like for you. Like, when do you get up, what do you do during the day, and what are your likes and dislikes.
I look forward to hearing from you!



Dear penfriend,
Hi! My name is Joanne. I live in Seattle Washington. I have brown eyes, blackish brown hair and I am 5 feet tall. My hobbies are going shopping at the mall, going out to dinner with my mom, and going to my grandma’s house. Oh yes, I love to play basketball and I’m on a team. My favorite foods are chicken, salad, and peaches. After school I do my homework, play my brother’s Play Station (Do you have video games?), visit my grandma’s, and go places with my mom.
Do you have malls? Here in Seattle, malls are big covered places with hundreds of stores. I meet my friends there sometimes. The mall also has big movie theatres. You can go inside a mall and not know that it is rainy or snowy or sunny outside.
We have 4 seasons: summer, winter, fall, and spring. In summer it’s hot and dry. In winter it rains for days and sometimes snows. In spring it gets warmer (60 degrees F.) and it rains. In fall it’s cool and it rains. The major businesses here are Boeing, Microsoft, and Nintendo America. People are crazy about coffee and bagels here. There are stores for them everywhere! I would like to hear what a typical day is like for you as well as your likes and dislikes.
I look forward to hearing from you.



Hi, I’m Daniel.
I’m eleven and I live in Brisbane. I have an older brother whose name is Jonathan. He’s thirteen and I also have an older sister whose name is Lisa and she’s sixteen. My favourite sport is soccer. I play soccer for school and for my club the Sunnybank Saints. At home when I’m not working I like to swim, play on my computer, play on my Super Nintendo or read. I also enjoy running. I’m better at long distance and I’ve won the school cross country for the last two years.
My friends at school are Matthew and Adam and not in school, my best friend is Andrew. My favourite subjects at school are Maths and Sport.
My favourite T.V. shows are Real Monsters, Rugrats and Hot Streak. The music Bands I like are Aqua and the Back Street Boys.
Now I’m stuck I can’t think of anything else to say.

Bye, Bye, Bye, Bye, Bye, BYE!!!!!

From Daniel


Dear penfriend,
Hi my name is Stephanie. I am 10. I am in Year 5. I have dark brown hair and brown eyes. My mum’s and dad’s name is Tessi and Steve and my brother’s name is Christopher and he is 8. My hobby is horseriding. My horse’s name is Choppy. I like playing Tennis and netball. I did do dancing for 4 years but I quit. My pets are a bird called Bluie. I have some ostriches and cows and I live on a farm.

from your new friend


I am 11 years old and I enjoy netball and little athletics. I have a pet cat named PJ, because he is stripey like a pair of pyjamas. I would like to ask you some questions. How old are you ? Do you have a pet at your home ? What is your favourite sport, or hobby? Do you have any brothers or sisters? (I have 1 sister and 1 brother). What grade are you in? ( I’m in Year 6).

I hope to hear from you very soon.

From Tammy
Hi. My name is Joni. My full name is Joni Scanlon. I am in year 6 and my teacher is Mr Wells. I have dark brown hair and greenish eyes. I have freckles on my nose and my face. I live at Temagog. I have my own room. My favourite colours are blue and purple. My hobbies are reading (I can’t put a book down) the books I like reading are The Baby-Sitters Club! I like reading on the bus with Nicole ( Nicole is my best friend). Also I like netball and dancing. I want to start collecting stamps but I don’t know how. Can you help me? My mum teaches at Willawarrin School. Her name is Pam. I have a sister in year 3. She is a pain. I have a brother in year 9. He says I’m a pain. My dad works at T.A.F.E. My family has a dog named Gorgie, a cat named Tigger and two budgies named Anne & Carl. I love them very much. Oops! I forgot to tell you maths is my favourite subject!

from your new friend Joni.


Hi, my name is Sarah-Jane Chalmers. I am nearly 12 years old, I was born on the 31st of May 1986. I have blonde hair that is fairly long, blue eyes and I am 1m 53cm tall. I am an only child, it’s quite boring at home. I have a lot of pets, a horse called Gypsy, 19 goats, 3 cats, 2 dogs and some hens. I collect Casper stuff and I love music. Do you have a cat? 2 of mine are black and 1 is ginger and white.

Goodbye, your new friend Sarah

p.s. What’s your favourite band?
p.p.s. What’s your school like?


Hi, my name Billy. I am turning twelve on May the twenty ninth. I have a little sister called Shelley and a brother called Michael. I play the guitar and when I was small [about 5] I did BMX racing. My cousin started me off because she was four times world champion. I have a xr75. I have three dogs and two mice. I ride my bike and my motor bike.

From your new friend


Hi my name is Nathan and I’m in year 5. I’m 10 years old and I was born in 1987. I have blue coloured eyes and dark brown hair. I like most sports. My birthday is the 27th July. My favourite subjects are: spelling, maths, art and extension group. Extension group is a small group of people that are chosen from class to do extra work. My hobbies are playing soccer and riding our motor bike. When I grow up I want to be a motor bike racer.

your new friend
Nathan Smith.


Hi how are you ? My name is Heather Lammers . I am 10 years old and I am turning 11 on the 14th of September. I have only a few animals. I have 7 fish and 3 cows, 2 dogs and 3 cats. My favourite sport is netball and football.
There are five classes and 8 teachers at WILLAWARRIN public school and we have 115 students. If you wanted to know the colour of my hair it is brown and the colour of my eyes is hazel, I weigh 27 kg and I am 143 cm tall . I have 3 sisters and 1 dead brother who died when he was born . My oldest sister is 21 years old, her name is Renee and she is overseas at the moment . My second sister Jasmine is 18 years old and lives in Lismore and goes to University, my last sister is called Jessica and she goes to Kempsey High School. My favourite animals are dolphins and wombats .

from your pen pal Heather


HI, how are you? My name is Ashlie and I am in Year 5. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. In my family I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, and my Mum and Dad. We have 115 kids in our school and 5 classroom teachers, 1 library teacher, 1 secretary and 1 art teacher. It is only a small school. We do sport on Fridays.

from Ashlie


Hi, my name is Ben and I’m in year six, I’m only ten but will be eleven on the 25th of June. I have a few animals, I have 5 cows and a new born calf, 1 dog and 4 chooks we used to have 13 chooks but a fox and our next door neighbours dog killed 9 of them. My hobbies are riding motor bikes and playing football. When I grow up I want to work for the vet because my Dad told me that a vetinarian gets 80 odd thousand dollars a year, I live on 60 acres at Mungay Ck.
from your new friend BEN.
My name is Billy, I am turning 12 this year. I am in year 6 and I have brown hair and blue eyes. I am interested in football and soccer. I play soccer with Upper Macleay Valley. I support Manly. In my family there are Mum, Dad, me, my brother Wayne, and my sister Belinda. I live at Toorumbee Creek Rd, and our house has a creek down the front.

from Billy


Hi how are you? I’m 10 and I have 1 brother and his name is Brett. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat and I have brown eyes and light brown and light blond and my name is Lacy and we have 115 people at our school and my birthday is on 9 of December.

Bye, got to go
from Lacy


Hi my name is Sam I am nearly 11 years old. My birthdate is the 15th of May. I’m a male and I’m in year 6. I have brown eyes and brown hair. I’m 1 metre and 65cm tall. I have 4 people in my family including me. We have 2 horses a dog a cat and 5 heifers and 3 steers. My hobbies are riding my bike to friend’s places.

from Sam


More First Letters from Australia….

My name is Ronald. I am in Year 7 and I am 12 years old. I am 1.5m tall. There are 6 people in my family and we live on a farm. We have five horses, three dogs, five cats and five vehicles. Not all the vehicles work – the ones that partly work are our Holden, Mitsubishi and the Toyota Landcruiser. We also have a tractor. My hobbies are riding my bike and watching T.V. Please write soon

from Ronald


My name is Liam. I am a boy and I am in Year 7. I have 4 people in my family and my Mum is expecting another baby in September. Four or five years ago my big brother Grant died so now I am the oldest son. I have seven pets – two dogs, a cat, a bird and three horses. I like playing golf in Gympie which is our nearest big town about 26 minutes away. At the moment I live in Widgee which is a little country village just up the road from our school. 84 children go to our school. I look forward to learning more about you.

from Liam


My name is Cal. I am a boy and I have two brothers, a mum and a dad. My dad owns a farm and he sells parts for cars. I go to school in a bus and we start school at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 3.00 p.m. We have two lunchtimes. We sometimes go into Gympie for groceries. Gympie is well known for the gold that is still mined here and some people call it Goldtown. We live about 20 minutes away from Gympie. I have seven turtles and some goldfish.

from Cal

My name is Robert and my hobby is gluing together model planes. I am interested in using computers and I like to install computer disks. I enjoy playing Age of Empires – a computer game. I have a pet magpie that barks like a dog. I also have a horse, chooks and some goldfish.

From Robert


My name is Jessica and my nickname is “Pumpkin” but only my dad calls me that. My friends call me “Chatterbox”. I don’t know why but everyone thinks I talk a lot but I don’t really. My surname is Barker but I’m not a dog but everyone still teases me. My Mum’s name is Tanya and she is very small but my dad is very tall. I have two brothers – Billy who has just turned 12 and Jackson who is nearly two. I am nearly 11 years old.
See you



My name is Kayla and I am a girl. I am 12 years old and I am in Year 7. My hobbies are horse riding and swimming. My favourite animals are cats and horses. I have a mum, a little brother and a big sister. I own a pony called Becky and a cat named Ross. I also own a cattle dog named Sarah. My friends call me Ka Ka – it is my nickname but I don’t know why. I like to have my friends stay over at my house for the night. I go to Widgee State School. We start at 9.00 a.m. and go to 1st lunch at 11.00 a.m. At 11.40 we go back into school until 1.00 p.m. Then we have 2nd lunch. At 1.40 we go back into school till 3.00 p.m. when we go home. Some students go home by bus, car, walk or ride pushbikes. In Widgee town we have one shop, a bar, a rodeo ground, a park and a tennis court. On Sunday there is pony club. Please write soon.



My name is Jessica but most people call me Jessie. I like riding horses, playing soccer and driving around in our paddock. I have 12 horses and two dogs. We also have cows and other animals on our farm. We have a computer, a television and a video player. My house has four bedrooms and we are building another room. I have a mum, a dad and a sister. Mum has had a baby girl.

from Jessica


My name is Cristie and I am a girl. I love horse riding, playing soccer and swimming. I live in a little town called Widgee about 1 km from the school. Our main town is Gympie which is about a half hour drive away. It is a busy town and is famous for the goldmines. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and is about a two hour drive away. I used to live in Brisbane.

from Cristie


My name is Fiona and I am a girl. I am 11 years old and I am in Year 6. I have two big brothers, a big sister, a mum and a dad. My favourite pastime is to blast my music really loud and wake all my family. I love music! I also like TV, playing with my dog, Panda, and jumping out of a 10m high tree into my creek. We have a 45 acre property with a 3 storey house. I am looking forward to hearing your reply.

from Fiona.


My name is Drew and I am a boy. I love to pull things apart and put them back together again. I live on a 50 acre property and have six cows and three ducks. I also have a dog named Macca. We call him Mac for short. My nickname is Pooh. My favourite TV show is “Dragonball Z”.

from Drew


My name is Joshua and I am a boy. I like to ride my motorbike and my pushbike and I also like to go fishing. I live at Lower Wonga which is near Widgee. I have two horses and four dogs. The horses’ names are Angela and Cutie. My dogs’ names are Buster, Jesse, Pepper and Elle. There are four people in my family. I live on 12 acres. Our school is very small.

from Joshua


My name is Nicole and I am a girl. I am 11 years old and I live in Widgee. Our school is a small school with about 80 students. A couple of weeks ago I was elected as a house captain of our school. At home I have many pets such as dogs, birds and chickens. I enjoy sport and visiting friends to have fun. I am looking forward to having an email pal in another country.

from Nicole


My name is Jasmine and I am a girl. My age is 11 years and I live in Widgee. There are four people in my family – my mother and father, my brother and me. My brother is 15 years old. My hobbies are driving cars and riding motor bikes. Playing soccer is my favourite hobby. I go to Widgee State School which is a great school with 80 students and 4 class teachers. I am in year 6 and my best friend is Jessica Martin. She is 11 this year. I will enjoy having an email friend – a boy or a girl.

from Jasmine


I am Bill and I live on a farm with five horses. I am 12 years old and I love to collect stamps and small model animals. I play soccer for a team. I have a sister and a brother.

From Bill


My name is Steven and I am 11 years old. I am in Year 6 and I like to play soccer. I really like wedge-tail eagles. These are large eagles that are found in Australia and there are some around our place. I live on a farm and I have three sisters and one older brother.

from Steven


My name is Ernie. I am a boy and I am 11 years old. I like to ride horses. I am in Year 6 at Widgee State School. We live on a 79 acre farm and we have horses, chickens, ducks, peacocks and dogs. When I get home from school I like to play my Nintendo.

from Ernie


My name is Yasmin and I am in Grade 7. I am a girl and will be turning 12 in July. I live in Widgee but I was born in Gympie which is a city about 22 km away but it is nowhere as big as Bangkok. I weigh 38 kilograms and I am not very tall compared to my friends but I am not that short either. I have a horse and he’s been State Dressage and Show Jumping champion. His name is Shtique pronounced as Shteak. I also have a dog called Itchy and he’s very naughty as he swings on the horse’s tail. I have two sisters and one brother and I am the eldest in my family. We live on 6 acres and have a big A-frame house with rooms upstairs and downstairs. I am the school captain of Widgee State School and my best friend, Nicole, is a house captain. At present there are 82 students at Widgee and 15 staff members but only 4 are full-time class teachers. School in Australia starts about 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm. Some people ride bikes home or catch the bus. Looking forward to hearing from you.