Title: Enter into Li Xiaojie’s World
Abstract: Meet Li Xiaojie! She is a 10 year-old Chinese girl who loves to play the piano and enjoys listening to American music. Join me as I ask her many interesting questions. She even has questions for you!
Last week, I interviewed Li Xiaojie, the sweetest Chinese girl I have ever met. She lives across the street from us. I met her through my host grandmother Dama. She is a very smart, focused, and talented Chinese girl.
What is your name?
How old are you?
I am ten years old
What is your favorite food?
I love to eat pork and vegetable jiaozi! Yum! Yum!
What do you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
What is your house like?:
My house has a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two rooms. One is for my parents and one is for me. I like my room. It is very pretty. My walls are yellow and have flowers. I also have all my toys there!
What chores do you have at home?:
I usually have to make my bed and help my mom clean up after we finish eating.
Do you like doing your chores?:
Sometimes I get lazy, but I like to help my parents.
What jobs do your parents have?:
My dad works for a computer company and my mom stays at home. She drops and picks me up from school. She also helps me do my homework!
School starts at 7:00 AM and I get home around 3:00 PM.
How do you get to school?:
My mom and I go to school together. We take the bus number 105.
How long does it take to get to school by bus?:
Not too long. It’s three or four bus stops away. It takes about 10 minutes.
What language do you speak at school? How do you say “Hello” in your language?:
We speak Chinese, but we also take English classes. “Hello” in Chinese is Nihao!
What are some common kids’ names at your school?:
Wang Peng, Li An, and Zhang He
What subjects do you study in school, and which one is your favorite?:
History, English, Chinese, information technology, art, music and science. My favorite is music because I can play the piano!
What is your homework like?:
We have a lot of homework. Mom says I have to be a good student so I can have a good job. So, I like to study and learn.
What do you like to do after school? Do you have a hobby?:
After school, I do my homework. When I finish my homework, I like to play the piano. My parents bought me a piano when I was five. I practice every day so I can get better and better.
Who is your favorite famous person?:
I love Rihanna and Lady Gaga! I would love to meet them one day.
What kinds of music do you listen to?:
I love listening to American music! But I also like to listen to Chinese and Korean music.
What would you like to be when you grow up?:
I want to be a professional pianist!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?:
I really want to go to the United States! I always hear great things about the United States so I would like to visit one day.
What things have you heard about the United States?:
I heard the cities are big and beautiful! There are many stores with really pretty clothes and the food is really good. I want to try hot dogs and hamburgers!
What questions do you have for kids in the United States?:
How is your school? Do you have a lot of homework? What food do you like to eat? Who is your favorite singer?