Introductions



This is another photo of me. I am often sitting on a wall in my holiday pics for some reason.

My name is Graham. It's a name that is difficult to pronounce for most Spanish people at first.

I was born in the North of Scotland. I think that most people agree that it is a beautiful part of the world. I acted as a guide for a friend this summer and we drove all over the country. You can never guarantee the weather but the beauty of the landscapes is always guaranteed.

I left home in 1994 and started teaching the same year. I went to Rome and for one reason or another, I ended up staying for seven and a half years. Rome is an amazing city and I have some wonderful memories of my life there. However, it is a difficult city to live in for a foreigner and I grew tired of the Italian mentality in the end.

So I decided to pack my bags and come to Spain. I spent two months here initially and I used the time to travel around a bit. I knew I had to come to live in Madrid after just my first weekend here. I have been living here for eight years now.

I used to go out a lot in the first few years but I go out a lot less now. I prefer to spend my money on eating out and getting away for the occassional weekend rather than suffering a hangover.

I don't go to the cinema or the theatre much; I can't remember the last time I went. I should go back to the gym - I haven't been since July last year.

I would like to find a new interest. I used to go birdwatching, so I might join a group that goes on trips to the countryside.

I usually go home to Scotland twice a year but I didn't go last Christmas. My parents usually take it in turns to visit me here but neither of them came to Madrid this year.

I am looking forward to my new teaching year and I hope that I will have some interesting and hard working students.



Now it's your turn. Write an introduction about yourself: your job/studies, family, interests, ambitions, future plans etc

Comments

Verónica said…
My name is Verónica. I was born in Madrid and I´ve always lived here.

I´ve got a brother and a sister, they are older than me. And I´ve got a nephew and a nice, he´s 3 years old and she´s just 2 months.

I´m economist, I finished my studies for 6 month ago but still I not found a job, I´m looking for one but it isn´t easy.

I´m a dreamer girl, too sentimental sometimes and a crazy of life. The people that know me consider me a tender person, emotive and always you can see me happy. It´s true, I think that the most important thing that you can give someone is your smile. I could seem shy when I speak, I prefer listen rather than to speak, It´s very difficult for me speak in public sometimes; but if you give me paper and pen it´s probably won´t stop to write; these, are my best instruments.

In my free time I´d like to go out with my friends, to listen music or to read a good book. I´ve been reading since I was a child and one day I´d like write a novel; it´s one of my dreams.
Other of my dreams is to work in place where I could to help to the other with my job and if it be possible to travel to different countries.

In my holidays I went to Lanzarote with a group of disabled boys and girls, It´s a wonderful experience because you are going to give them and I receive much more, worth living this experience and I hope to repeat.

You see? It´s better that I don´t put to write because when I do...
Until the next delivery a big smile =>. And finally my favourite quotation:"Happiness grows the more it is shared, because a joy adds fuel to the flame of another". San Agustín

Bye, see you early.
Graham said…
Welcome to the blog, Verónica!

I hope you find it useful.

Check below to see your mistakes:

I´ve got a brother and a sister WHO are older than me.

I´m AN economist, I finished my studies 6 MONTHS AGO but I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND A job.

I´m a dreamer, too sentimental at times and with a crazy life. The people that know me THINK OF ME AS a tender person, EMOTIONAL and YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND ME HAPPY. It´s true, I think that the most important thing that you can give someone is your smile. I could seem shy when I speak, I PREFER TO listen rather than to speak. It´s very difficult for me TO SPEAK in public sometimes; but if you give me paper and pen, I probably won´t STOP WRITING; these are my best instruments.

In my free time I LIKE GOING out with my friends, LISTENING TO music or READING a good book. I´ve been reading since I was a child and one day I´d like TO write a novel; it´s one of my dreams.

ANOTHER ONE OF my dreams is to work in A place where I CAN HELP OTHERS with my job and if it IS possible, travel to different countries.

FOR my holidays I went to Lanzarote with a group of disabled boys and girls, It´s a wonderful experience because YOU RECEIVE SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU GIVE THEM. IT'S REALLY worth living this experience and I hope to repeat IT.

You see? It´s better that I don´t START to write because when I do...
Until the next delivery a big smile =>. And finally my favourite quotation:"Happiness grows the more it is shared, because a joy adds fuel to the flame of another". San Agustín

I like the quotation.

See you SOON!

See you EARLY tomorrow morning!
Z-SecurityMan said…
Hi Graham... Does it work??
Graham said…
Hi Jaime!

Yep, it works :-)
Anonymous said…
Hello, my name is Miguel.

I was born in Salamanca, but I grew up in Madrid during my nearly 24 years of my life.
I'm a mechanical engineering and I'm working at this moment in a company of maintainance of different instalations, as plumbing, air conditioning, electricity, protection against fire, among other stuff.

I like travelling, and in the last year I've had the excuse of visiting some friends living abroad, which is great because you have guaranteed a good guide, so it's easier to get into the culture of the country, which, in my opinion is one of the main reasons of travelling.

I'm keing on sports, but I prefer doing it rather than watching it. My favourite one is taekwondo ITF, which I've been practising for 8 years; I also rollerskate on my own around Madrid, and despite not doing it quite often, I like it because you end discovering new areas in the city.

I also like reading, cinema, cooking or hanging out with friends, and of course making new plans and eating out for tasting new foods.

I'm taking classes for getting the advanced certificate, I think it's important for improving your prospects of getting a job and improving your career. Furthermore, I'd like having an experience abroad for a while, studying or working, I don't mind; I find interesting meeting with people with different lives and cultures, that's why I go sometimes to exchange pubs in Madrid.


And well, that's me.
See you in class.

Bye :)
Graham said…
Hi Miguel,

I agree that having friends who live abroad is the perfect excuse to travel though it also means you have to be prepared to act as a guide when they visit you.


I was born in Salamanca, but I grew up in Madrid for the nearly 24 years of my life.

I'm a mechanical engineer and at the moment I'm working in a company of maintainance of different instalations, such as plumbing, air conditioning, electricity, protection against fire, among other stuff.

I like travelling, and this last year I've had the excuse to visit some friends living abroad, which is great because you are guaranteed a good guide, so it's easier to get to know the culture of the country, which, in my opinion is one of the main reasons for travelling.

I'm keen on sports, but I prefer doing them rather than watching them. My favourite one is taekwondo ITF, which I've been doing for (the last) 8 years; I also rollerskate on my own around Madrid, and despite not doing it so often, I like it because you end up discovering new areas of the city.

I also like reading, cinema, cooking or hanging out with friends, and of course making new plans and eating out to try new foods.

I'm taking classes to get the advanced certificate, I think it's important to improve your prospects of getting a job and improving your career. Furthermore, I'd like to have an experience abroad for a while, studying or working, I don't mind; I find it interesting to meet people with different lives and cultures from different backrounds and cultures, that's why I sometimes go to exchange pubs in Madrid.



Take a note of your mistakes in your notebook as you should do in class.