Connecting with teens around the world Name Nicolas Le Thery Age 16 City Chateauneuf sur Sarthe I live in Chateauneuf sur Sarthe, a small town in the west of France. The weather in France can vary - the south is beautiful and quite hot for most of the year, while the north is often cloudy and rainy. I like France because of the sea, the mountains and the varying landscapes. July 14 is the biggest national holiday - a commemoration of the French Revolution. There are fireworks and parades all over the country. The second most important celebration is Christmas. My school in France is quite small - there are only 350 students. I study French, mathematics, English, history, geography, German, biology, technology, physical education, music, art and physics. I usually spend about an hour on my homework every day. My first language is French and I also speak English and German. During my free time, I enjoy going to the cinema, and playing computer and video games, football, basketball and tennis. I also play the drums and I love chatting with friends on MSN. As for pets I have a dog, a cat and some fish. I usually wear T-shirts, jeans and trainers. My parents buy them for me. They're very caring: they get me everything I need. French cuisine is famous, and I eat a variety of dishes. But my favourite things are simple: ham, pasta and rice. I don't have any favourite idol but I like rock music and musicians. Some of my favourites are Fall Out Boy, The Servant and Ill Nino. During the holidays, I often go to La Baule by the seaside in the west of France, the south of France and sometimes England or Ireland. I love travelling, and I have been to England, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Luxembourg. I'm an AFS exchange student in Hong Kong. I live with a host family in Fo Tan, and am really enjoying myself here. I don't think too much about my future. But I would like to work in the computer field, showbusiness or as an interpreter.