Field Note: Kids

STUDENT INTERVIEW

NAME: DONIA S.

Where do you live?

Hamrun, Malta

Q: What is your house like?

A: My house is very big, with lots of rooms.  Sometimes it’s quiet and sometimes it’s noisy.  There are about 2-3 floors.  My favourite room in the house is the Living Room because that is where the T.V. is and it is very comfortable to lay on the sofa and relax.

Q: What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

A: For breakfast I eat cereal.  For lunch I have a lighter meal like a sandwich and a snack.  For dinner I have a heavier meal of either fish or meat and vegetables.

Q: What chores do you have at home?

A: I have to clean my room, water the plants and wipe the dishes, although I admit that I don’t do it all of the time.

Q: What jobs do your parents have?

A: My mother is a housewife and my father is a salesman.  He sells sweets (candy).

Q: What time does school start, and what time do you go home?

A: School starts around 8:20am for Assembly and I am usually home by 3pm.

Q: How do you get to school? Are you allowed to go to school by yourself?

A: In the morning, either my friend’s mom brings me to school or my father drives me.  In the afternoon, my parents pick me up from school.

Q: What do you eat for lunch, and where do you eat? What is your favorite food?

A: I usually have a sandwich and eat in the courtyard of the school with my friends.  My favourite food is fish-all kinds and any sort of meat (roast).

Q: What language do you speak at school? How do you say “Hello”? in your language?

A: At school I speak English, Maltese and Italian. There is no official Maltese way of saying hello, we use terms like “Bonjour” like the French and “kif int” which means “how are you?”.

Q: What are some common kids’ names at your school?

A: Some common kids’ names in school are Mariah and Kimberly.

Q: What subjects do you study in school, and which one is your favorite?

A: The subjects I study in school are Maths, Maltese, Home Economics, Social Studies, Religion, Geography, English, Italian and Science.  I love Italian and Science and also enjoy English as well.

Q: What is your homework like?

A: We don’t get much homework, it is usually a couple of exercises from a workbook or a writing assignment.

Q: What do you like to do after school? Do you have a favorite sport or game?

A: I like to chat with my friends on the computer or play a computer game.  I don’t really play sports but I do like Volleyball.

Q: Who is your favorite famous person?

A: Niall Horan of One Direction is my favourite famous person.

Q: What kinds of music do you listen to?

A: I like to listen to Pop, Rock and some Heavy Metal, but only once in a while.

Q: What would you like to be when you grow up?

A: I would like to be a Veterinarian or a Teacher.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: I would love to go to New Jersey because I would love to visit Carlo’s Bakery of Cake Boss because I love to bake or somewhere there is snow since we don’t get snow here.

Q: What do you know or think about the United States?

A: I know it is a very large place with lots of shopping and T.V. is huge there.

Q: What questions do you have for kids in the United States?

A: I would love to know how students in the United States spend their day?

Q: What are some of your favorite places in Malta?

A: Some of my favorite places in Malta are Sliema, Bay Street or Tigne Point because that is where all the shops are and I love to go shopping.

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