Who We Are

Hello! You are reading about us. Here, we tell you about ourselves.

Many thanks to all those students who have told us about themselves. They reveal a huge variety of people.

Here we are:

Giuggy trained as a photographer but now she is a primary school teacher.
Romina
is interested in customer relations.
Alessandro’s speciality is very important: he’s a civil seismic engineer.
Simone wanted to be a doctor when he was a child.
Giorgio has a real estate company and lives in Ardea, south of Rome.
Cesare is a lawyer from Lercara Friddi  near Palermo.
Cristina is studying English to pass a competition to work at the Ministry Foreign Affairs.

Cinzia
is a neuropsychiatrist.
Fathalrahman is from Sudan and is doing a postgraduate degree in pharmacology.
Valentina designs railway stations.
Arsida’s heart is half Albanian and half Italian.
Niccolo‘ is studying English because he wants to work for an important international company.
Maria Chiara is an interior designer.
Vera is a film publicist, “a very funny (but also stressful) job.”
Manlio is a freelance web developer.
Claudia hopes to become a criminologist.
Valentina is from near Matera in Basilicata.
Carlotta would like to dance with Zvetlana Zacharova because she is one of the best dancers in the Bolshoi.
Paolo plays the guitar in two different bands.
Antonio has five beautiful cats.
Enrico is an Analytical Psychotherapist.
Nicolo‘ is a very keen surfer.
Gabriele is Export Manager for the Batasiolo wine company.
Monica is an actress and a dancer. She’s from Sicily.
Artur is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

How to tell us about yourself:

1. Go to the bottom of any page.
2. Click the box below “Now You Write”.
3. Write your text.
4. Insert your email address (never made public) and your name.
5. Click “Post Comment” – and you’re done! NB for first-time writers: your comment goes to the Editor for approval, usually within a few hours, and will then appear.

Also: Explore our magazine and see what other things people have written about.

So … Keep Calm and Carry On Writing! We look forward to meeting you here!

The Editor, “English, Actually.”

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55 Comments Add yours

  1. Antonio says:

    Hello to everyone!

    As you know, my name is Antonio. I’m a student and I signed up at Luiss University to be in the next future an Accounter. At the moment I’m living in Rome, but I was born in Naples, 26 years ago. I come back in my hometown twice a month on average, but sometimes it could be more than twice. It depends from my undertakes.
    I’m going to finish the exams next September (e.g. I miss to do two more, Bankruptcy law and auditing), and after that I’ll have to find any kind of job in this field, that I like so much.
    Last year, in July, I went to Lisbon to improve my knowledge doing an exam in Marketing Comunication and also to exchange experiences with a lot guys came from all parts of the world especially Chineses. I could see how the Chineses came from Macao want to underline that they’re different from the others because there’re more freedom (regarding the rights, especially with the use of Social Media), but we created a beautiful friendship that continue today again.
    I had the opportunity to visit the city (I’ve never been before), most western point of Europe (Caba de Roca), the long beaches and for the first time I tested (attested?, tried?) a very cold ocean! I couldn’t remain for not more five minutes, maybe because I’m not used to it!
    However, my hobbies aren’t only to be a tourist, for example in my free time I like to read a book or taking a look my 1st niece and play with her, she’s just seven months (even if it’s a one-way conversation), but doesn’t matter, I can’t wait to spend a time with her, I hope as soon as possible.
    For the all other things, I’m a common guy… When we don’t have anything to doing during the evening, I like to eat out with friends or with my flat mates (I share the house with other students). Not necessarily in the week-end, but during the week for us is perfect. In this way it’s easier to find some restaurants not too much crowded.

    That’s all, thanks for your attention!

    Antonio.

  2. Luca says:

    Hi Mike,

    My name is Luca Bassani.I’m 26 and I’m attending Political Science at University of Rome.I live in a quiet suburb in the north of Rome.I’m a guy who loves travelling, in fact,I visited many parts of the world, but mostly I like so much going in Greece couse I’m a lover of this country and I began to study its language.I’m very interested to the politics, and I would like to work in this environment.In this period I’m attending a course of English to improve my skills about that.My purpose is going to work abroad, I’d rather go in East Europe, in Balkan Region, cause I’m keen on its history and culture of its inhabitants.I’m sure that spending some time abroad, would be a very enriching personal exsperience.In fact I belive that is very important to get in contact with other cultures, to find out How much we have in common.I want to test myself, to became more independent and to have the opportunity to grow further more.I really hope to be able to live a special occasion like this.
    Thanks for your patience in readings these things Mike!

    Luca Bassani.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this, Luca! Any mistakes? Let’s see…
      “but mostly I love going to Greece”
      “I’m very interested in politics”
      At the moment I’m following a course of English ”

      Ooop! It’s time to come down to the classroom!

      I hope these help.
      The Editor

  3. Giuggy says:

    Hi guys
    My name is Giulia. I was born in Rome 39 years ago. I live in a flat by myself above my parents. I have one brother older than me and a cat called Minù. I like to stay with my extended family and I love very much my cousin’s sons; they are for me like nephews and when I have time, I like to spend with them.

    I studied photography and I graduated in cinema 10 years ago. I’ve been a teacher in a Primary school since 2013. I’ve worked in a school in Tor Bella Monaca like a support teacher for the last two years. I like my job…I like to work with a children, sometimes they give you many satisfactions.

    Sometimes I can be quite shy at first, but then I am sociable and friendly. I am very tidy and organized and first of all patient in fact I’m a teacher!
    I like hiking and skiing, traveling and going out to cinema or going out with my friends for dinner. If I had more money and time, I would travel all around the world.

    I want to learn English better to travel and to get B2 certification to teach English at Primary school.

    Best regards
    Giulia

    1. mikiroma says:

      A very nice article, Giulia! Corrections:
      “I like to be with my extended family”
      “I’ve worked in a school in Tor Bella Monaca as a support teacher”
      “and above all patient: after all, I’m a teacher!”

      I hope these corrections help!
      The Editor

  4. secasav says:

    Hi everybody,
    my name is Romina. I’m happily married and originally from Biella.

    My husband was transferred near Orvieto two years ago, and I’ve been getting us settled in our new home. But now, we are ready to change our life. We’d want to go to Canada to find a new job. I’m ready. I’ve worked in a variety of jobs, usually customer service-related. I’m looking for a company that offers growth opportunities even if I would stay with my family.

    I’ve been in the customer service industry for the past three years. My most recent experience has been heading an estate agency. One reason I particularly enjoy this business is the opportunity to stay near my husband, because he is an architect and he designs wonderful villas for our buyers. In my last job, I formed some significant customer relationships resulting an increase in sales in few months.

    My real strength is my attention to detail. I pride myself on my reputation for following through and meeting deadlines. so I make sure it gets done, and on time.

    What I am looking for now is a Canadian company that values customer relations, where I can join a strong and familiar team, because I love my family and to work in a better way.

    Best regards.
    Romina

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks Romina! I can see almost no mistakes except perhaps this one:
      “even if I would stay with my family”
      should be,
      “even if I would like to be with my family”
      I hope this helps. Cerry on writing!
      The Editor

  5. alessandro says:

    I’m from Cagliari, in Sardinia, but live in Rome from 13 years.
    I studied engineering in Cagliari and in Rome, and my skill is civil seismic engineering. At this moment my company is working to desing roads and sewers for the new Rome Stadium. Since the chief engineer wants to work in Arabia it is necessary to improve my English fast.
    I live in an apartment in Testaccio, a very cool area but expensive, because it is in the center of the city. So, I’m looking for a new cheaper home.
    My parents live in Sardinia and I’m afraid I can’t see them often. My brother has a son and I love him, because he’s blonde and he has blue eyes, like English children. In my island you can find a wonderful sea, there are a lot of animals that you can’t find in Italy, like muflone, grifone and white donkey.
    I love going to the cinema, to the park, where it is possible to go running. I have been a soccer referee, also I love sport in general.
    Next summer I’m going to England, to put into practice my English, and I hope not to die of hunger. They told me the weather in London will be different every day.
    My class at the British Council is composed of lovely and interesting people.

  6. Simone Feri says:

    Hello to all.
    My name is Simone Feri, I am twenty-eight years old and I live in Rome. Currently I work in an international consulting firm and specifically I deal with tax advice. When I was a child, my dream was to be a doctor but then I enrolled at the faculty of business economics. So far I can say that I made the best choice because I think that I do a very stimulating job, that allows me to travel and meet many interesting people. Sometimes, when I have some free time, I read a few books on medicine because it will always remain my greatest passion.
    Bye, bye

  7. Giorgio says:

    My name is Giorgio and I was born in Rome but currently I live in country side in a place named Ardea.
    I graduated in legal science and a got a master in real estate economy and management at Tor Vergata University.
    I founded in 2004 a real estate company named City Network Agency S.r.l. where at this moment I have the position of chief exexutive officer.
    I love travel, fitness, jogging and all outdoor activities.
    I’m studying english to improve myself and secondly to increase the company business working on new markets and knowing new people.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Very nice Giorgio! Many thanks. Can I make some small corrections?
      “currently I live in the countryside
      “and I have got a master’s in real estate economy”
      “I’m studying English”
      “to increase the company‘s business working in new markets and meeting new people”

      I hope these help! (The Editor)

  8. Cesare says:

    Hi everybody,
    I am Cesare and I am 30. I am Sicilian, but at the moment I live in Rome because I’m doing a master. I am a lawyer and before the master I worked in a law firm in Palermo.

    Actually, my parents live in Lercara Friddi a small town near Palermo, famous for different reasons such as: sulphur mines, Frank Sinatra ( a famous singer in the world).
    When I was younger, I played the piano, and I played in a football local team, and now, sometimes, I run along the Tiber river.

    In my free time I like going out with my friends, I like going to the cinema, especially on Saturday or Sunday (during the week I can’t do it all of this), and when I can I return home to Sicily.
    I like listening to music and I like listening to Coldplay’s songs.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks, Cesare! A nice article. Keep calm – and carry on writing!
      Mike (Editor)

  9. Cristina says:

    Hi my name is Cristina, I am forthy-six. For three years I lived with two adorable female cats named Cri & Tina.
    I’m studying Enghlish to pass a competition to work at the Ministry Foreign Affairs, where I worked for thirteen years in the past, but as a consultant. This is my future goal: to find a job!!!
    In my free time I love to play paddle, to ride my bike and swim but also I like enjoy staying at home with my cats.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this, Cristina! Just one correction for now:

      “I am forty-six.”

      Mike (Editor)

  10. cinzia galasso says:

    My name is Cinzia,I am 58 years old. I am married and I have two sons. The older of them is studying at the American University in Rome and he speaks English better than me…..
    I am a neuropsychiatrist, I work at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and I like my job. I like many thinks , e.g. go to the theatre, go to the cinema, spend my time with friends and cycling. My husband gave me a new bike for my birthday and now I’m very happy.
    I need to learn English better, because I have to talk at International Conference

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for your post, Cinzia!
      There are very few mistakes. Let me correct one, now:
      “I like many thinks , e.g. go to the theatre”
      should be
      “I like many things , e.g. going to the theatre”

      Please continue writing!
      Yours,
      Michael (Editor)

  11. Fathi says:

    My name is Fathalrahman Eldaw, my nickname is (Fathi). I am a 37 years old I was born in Sudan in small fantastic village called 24 Almassaraa Located on the eastern bank of the river Al-Rahad in aljazeera State Um algura province where I finished my first school I studied Media and Public Relations at Sudan University of Science and Technology.
    I have been in Rome for 11 years. I’m graduated last March in pharmaceutical applied Science and from last October I started my postgraduate master degree in pharmacy and I hope to finish it as soon as possible

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this, Fathalrahman! I’ll add corrections later.

  12. mikiroma says:

    Valentina Writes:

    My name is Valentina, i’m 32 years old and live in Rome.
    I’m an architect and i’m working in a company that provide to design the railway stations in Italy and other countries,
    My job occupies a large part of my times but i’ve always tried to take a time for my passions, hobbies and friends.
    I love to take photos and spent time in outdoor activities such as trekking in the mountain or lake, finding new places where i can ejoy the quiet.
    Recently i have been started to learn English and i hope to improve my knowledge and finally say:”I speak English”..maybe!
    Bye bye
    Valentina

  13. Arsida says:

    My name is Arsida, I’m twenty-six years old and I live in Rome with my boyfriend and our friend Danilo.
    My family consists of four people: my mother (the love of my life), my father, my yonger sister and me.
    They live in Brindisi, so I miss my family a lot.
    I am originally from Albania but I have lived in Italy since I was a child, so my heart is half Albanian and half Italian.
    Finally I can say that I love travelling and getting to know the world and all its beauties.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Marvellous Arsida! I can find no mistakes at all. Keep calm – and carry on writing!
      Yours,
      Mike (Editor)

  14. Niccolò says:

    Hello, my name is Niccolò Longobardi, i’m 30 years old.
    I was born in Rome and now i live here with my family.
    I’ve studied law at Sapienza university.
    In my free time i like to go to the gym and to see the football matches.
    I have decided to study and improve my Englsh because i want to work in an important international society

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this Niccolo’!
      Two small corrections:
      “my name is Niccolò Longobardi and i’m 30 years old”
      “I want to work for an important international firm/company
      A “society” is usually a group of people with the same hobby.
      Yours,
      Michael (Editor)

  15. Chiara says:

    Hi Friends,

    I’m Maria Chiara..but everyone calls me Chiara ..it’s easier!
    I was born in Rome where I live with my husband. I’m 45 years old (..for not time, yet) and I practise the profession of interior design and all that about the building. I like being challenge in my job and I worked in several part of the word. Since 2008 the construction and all that rounds about it has gone worse, so I’ve also worked part-time for three years as Executive Manger in a non-profit-making organization.

    Having time now, I decided to improve my English language to be able to talk to my international colleagues in Canada, India e Brazil and re-starting to travel abroad.
    I’m a positive person, I’m open and warm, quick at learning and understanding things, with the exception of learning … the English language!!! Now it’s time to do it!

    During the week I go swimming often in the evening; at the weekends I like going for a walk in my great city or go sightseeing, althouth I prefer going away to Italy. Sometimes I like cooking and meeting my friends in my house.. I love eating italian cooking, never without a good red wine!
    Listen!: I hate doing shopping!!
    It’s strange, isn’t that so?

    Be seeing you soon!
    Have you a good night,
    Chiara

    1. mikiroma says:

      Hello Chiara, and many thanks for your piece. Just one correction before I go into class:

      “and I practise the profession of interior design and all that about the building. ”
      Should be:
      “and I am an interior designer, interested in everything to do with buildings.”
      “Since 2008 the construction and all that rounds about it has gone worse, ”
      =>
      “Since 2008 the construction industry and everything to do with it has got worse, ”

      I hope these help!
      Yours,
      Michael
      (Editor)

  16. Vera says:

    Hello everyone!
    My name is Vera and I’m a new student of the British Council.
    I live in Rome for 10 years, before to study at RomaTre University and now to work. I’m a film publicist. A very funny (but also stressful) job! 🙂
    I live in Magliana with my family, a BIG family.
    In the house are we I, my little daughter Aurelia (she is 3 years old), my boyfriend Stefano and Valda, Stefano’s grandmother (she is 100 years old). Three different generations all togheter with love…
    To study at home I watch every evening “Peppa Pig” in english with Aurelia: so she is happy and I learn new words, like “mud puddles”, “outdoor games”, “pumpkin pie”, etc.. :-))
    I’m reading in this period Isabel Allende’s book “The House of the Spirit” in english but it is not as easy as I trought.
    Good week.. thinking about the weekend!
    Vera

    1. mikiroma says:

      Hi Vera, many thanks for this. Later, i will print this out, correct it and return it to you. I’ll also add some corrections here, but later.
      More soon!
      Yours,
      Mike
      (Editor)

    2. mikiroma says:

      Hello Vera! Here are some corrections to this nice piece:
      “I have lived in Rome for 10 years, Before then I studied at Roma Tre University but now I am working. ”
      “Three different generations all together with love…”

      I hope these help!
      Yours,
      Michael (Editor)

  17. manlioma says:

    Hi there, here’s Manlio and I try to write something about myself. I living in Rome from 20 years, infact i moved to Rome from Rieti, my birthplace just after the high school. Now I’m a webdesigner and developer freelance. I worked for many years in the music industry, exactly in events production and management. I saw and I worked for many famous artists who played here in Rome. During these years my job was very challenging and I didn’t had time to finish the university studies. Then in 2011 I decided to enroll again the university and finally in 2015 I finished my first degree in Communications Sciences, then I continued to study ever in Sapienza University in Design e Communication master degree that I finished last January with a very interesting final work, that I hope it will became my next field of research to transform it in a new job. I’m talking about data visualization design. It is a very new and trendy field of design that transforms data, numbers, in a beautiful shapes and colored lines called infographics.This is my brandnew focus and I hope to open a new agency dedicated to data visualization with my friend and colleague called Angela.
    I enrolled an english course on first to improve my knowledge of english language to became more sure when I’ll be in a english conversation, for my job and for life too. I would like to work outside of Italy, maybe for a bit of time, or to study in a Master or Phd or something like that, because I’m very interesting to improve my skills constantly.
    That’s all, for now.
    Thank you and see you soon.
    bye
    M.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this Manlio. A nice piece. I’ll follow up with corrections as soon as I can.
      Yours,
      Mike
      (Editor)

    2. mikiroma says:

      Hello Manlio, here are a couple of corrections to this very interesting article:
      “I have been living in Rome for 20 years, ever since I moved to Rome from Rieti, my birthplace just after high school. ”
      ” field of design that transforms data or numbers into beautiful shapes ”
      “I enrolled on an English course in the first place to improve my knowledge of English”

      I hope these help!
      By the way, I have tried out ederastudio.com on my Smartphone. And, provided you look at the smartphone horizontally, the site seems to work well. Try it yourself.
      Yours,
      Michael (Editor)

      1. manlioma says:

        Hi Michael, I tried to send and email to your address but it came back.
        About ederastudio website, your problem on mobile is “onmousehover” js event, that doesn’t work well on mobile. and your html is full of not responsive table.
        Try to use this free tool built on jquery library. You can find very usefull documentation to built a brandnew gallery on your website.
        https://nanogallery2.nanostudio.org/builder.html

        Let me know

      2. mikiroma says:

        Hello Manlio! Many thanks for this. What address did you send the email to? I wonder if there was a simple spelling mistake.
        I will now have a look at the link you sent and see if I can use it.
        Right now, I need to change the photos on the site. When I have finished I’ll let you know. Give me a fortnight!
        Many thanks once again!

  18. Valentina Luchetti says:

    My name is Valentina Luchetti, I live in Rome and I’m waiting to start course of Digital Marketing, in fact I use social media so much.
    I’ve studied acting for four years.
    In free time I like to go for a long walk to Rome and to visit country of Lazio.
    I like practise yoga especially to Villa Pamphili.
    I frequently go to Eataly because there are always new speciality of food.
    I see much film and I love world’s Disney.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Hello Valentina, and thanks very much for your contributuion.

      A few corrections here:
      1) “I’m waiting to start a course in Digital Marketing, because I use social media a lot.”
      2) “In my free time I like to go for long walks around Rome and to visit the country areas of Lazio.”
      3) “I watch a lot of films and I love Disneyworld.”

      I hope these help!
      Yours,
      Mike
      (Editor)

  19. claudia says:

    Hi, my name is Claudia and i’m 25 years old.
    I was born in San Benedetto Del Tronto (Marche) but i live in Roma since i was 3 years old. I study law and i hope to became a criminology.
    I live with my mother, my sister, a dog and two beautiful cats.
    I have decide to study english because i want to travel and one day i hope to study in USA.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this Claudia!
      Just one small correction:
      “I have decided to study English because I want to travel and one day I hope to study in the USA.”

      I hope this helps!

  20. Valentina says:

    Hello! My name is Valentina.
    I’m thirty tree and I came from Basilicata. I’ve lived in Rome for seven years. I’m a lawyer and I am attending an intensive course of English at British Council to improve my level of English. I graduated in Law at University of Bologna and I attendend Erasmus in Spain.
    I like swimming and volley ball. Moreover I love rock music.
    My parents live in a village near Matera, in Basilicata. They are pensioners. I also have a sister who lives and works in Milan.
    In the future i hope to speak English very well!
    See you soon!
    Valentina

    1. mikiroma says:

      Hello Valentina, many thanks for this. A small correction:
      “I’m thirty tree and I came from Basilicata.” should be “I’m thirty three and I come from Basilicata.”

      I hope this helps!
      Yours,
      Mike

  21. Carlotta Virgili says:

    Hi, my name is Carlotta. I’m 22 years old and i was born in Pesaro (Marche) but now i live in Rome. I’m a dancer and teacher. When i was 15 years old i went to Milan for study dance in Academy “Scala di Milano”. I love dancing. It’s my life. I danced in a theatre but now on television. In my future i will live in Miami for dance (my job). I would see Svetlana Zacharova because she is the best dancer of Bolshoi, for me.
    In my free time i like going to the gym and i love running. I like all sports. I love travelling and visiting new places and towns. I like reading fashion magazines. I hate slepping on Sunday because it’s a waste of time for me.
    In the week end i love meeting my friends and going to the party o disco in Rome.
    I live alone in apartament near Piazza del Popolo.
    I have decided to go to British Concil to improve my english for my future and my work.
    I love eating healthy food and sushi. On saturdays,with my friends we are going to Zuma “Palazzo Fendi”. I love Rome. My dad was born in Rome and he met my mother in Rome.
    See you in class.
    Carlotta

  22. Paolo says:

    Hi everybody, my name is Paolo and I’ll 40 the next 22 of March! Wow!!!
    I studied law at University and I’m a labour consultant and my office is near P.za di Spagna.
    Me and my wife have a child and her name is Lavinia.
    In the free time I love play guitar (I love music) and I have two band and the music that we play is rock & roll, for the first band, and hard rock, for the second band. Ah, I’m searching a man or a woman who wants to play the keyboard in one of my band (rock & Roll). C’mon!!!
    I love travelling and I like to discover the culture, the food, the tradition.
    I had swimming for a long time but now I doing boxing but I don’t have much time to do sport. My nose thanks me!!!
    My dreams is my family. My daughter, my wife and my friends, my time is their.
    Ok, that’s all for the moment!
    Bye, Paolo.

  23. antonio says:

    My name is Antonio but my old friends call me Tonino ( little tony), because when I was a child, I was short and very skinny. In that period (about 1975) there was a famous italian singer/actor whose name was Little Tony.
    I was born in Naples, Vomero neighborhood, I used to live there until 2002 when I married my current wife Tina, I moved to Modena. We don’t have any child but we have five beautiful cats.
    I am a civil servant and I work in downtown Rome. I am a runner and I usually train four times a week and I often race on Sundays.
    I like football and I am a supporter of SSC Napoli soccer.
    I have studied english since october 2016 at British Council.

  24. Enrico says:

    Hi,
    my name is Enrico and I’m 43. I’m from Pescara, but when I was 19 I went to Padova to study Psychology there. After my degree, when I was 26, I went to Milan, where I became an analytical psychotherapist. Three years ago, I came to Rome, so I’m living and working here.
    I have decided to learn English because I’d like to develop some work projects which are very important for me. So I want to be able to talk to colleagues of other nations and write with them. I haven’t ever learned English language because I’m shy, I’m slow to learn, and I didn’t need it so much.
    In my free time, I go to the gym and I like walking short distances. When I have to go around Roma, I use a scooter or the underground (a bike seems dangerous and there is much traffic using the car). I like cooking, especially cakes, even if I don’t always eat them, I quickly get fat! And I like gardening because it helps me to relaxe. Ah, I was forgetting, I also like another hobby, which is maybe a bit spooky: playing tarot cards!

    Best wishes,
    Enrico

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks Enrico! I think this is almost perfect.

      And a very happy New Year to you and all the class.
      More soon,
      The Editor

  25. Nicolò says:

    Hi, my name is Nicolò, I’m 54 years old, I’m from Italy – Rome. I’m separated and my daughter is 26 and lives with her mother. I like every sport, in particular surfing, kitesurfing, sailing and cycling.
    my daughter was a athletic of Italian Sailing Team for many years.
    I work in Rome naer piazza Argentina and I’m a financial manager of the company. I enjoy traveling in all the wolrd , especially for surfing.
    I have many friends but when Iwas separated many of them went away.
    At the moment Ilive alone in apartment in viale Giulio Cesare, but my daughter often comes to me for dinner.
    I’m a good cook
    N.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this Nicolo’!
      A few corrections:
      ” I like every sport,” => ” I like *all sports*,”
      “my daughter was a athletic of Italian Sailing Team” => “my daughter was *on the* Italian Sailing Team”.
      Keep on writing!

  26. Miriam says:

    Hello! I’m Miriam, I’m thirty-two years old. I was born in Sicily, in a small town called “Salemi” near Trapani. I’m a lawyer, I very like my job and I want to study English to improve my career. Now I live in Rome and I work here. I have many hobbies: I listen to music, I like dancing, I love the sea and swimming. I have three dogs and six cats but they live in Salemi and I often go back to see them. I also love reading novels. I’m happy to be in this group.

  27. Luigi says:

    Hello.
    My name is Luigi, I’m 32 and I was born in Rome.
    When I was young my dream was to became a creative writer of novels like “Harry Potter”.
    I studied biology and law.
    Now I work in a private clinic and my ambition is to make a career.
    I love sport, in particular Formula 1 racing, I have often been the Gran Prix of Monza.
    I enjoy reading a lot of book specially legal novels by Grisham.
    Me too I have decided to go to British Council to improve my English for my work but especcially for myself.
    Projects for the future….many!!!

  28. Gabriele says:

    Hi Michael,
    my name is Gabriele,
    I’m 37 years old and I’m following an English course to improve my trading strategy when I speaking in English.
    I’m really sorry for not writing earlier, but I have been busy since I got back!
    I have been working a lot!
    I’ve been a little stressed in the last few weeks, because I started tasting Barolo wine in Holland.
    It was a journey through time, culture and history: it felt like home.
    Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and is a centre of bicycle culture with good facilities for cyclists such as bike paths and bike tracks , which criss cross the city.
    The area also has a number of sex shops, sex theatres, peep shows, an erotic museum, a cannabis museum, and a number of coffee shops offering various cannabis products.
    Great experience though too intense!!!
    As you already know I’m export Manager for the Batasiolo winery and unfortunately sometimes I slip away to Luxembourg and Vienna.
    Being export Manager is very hard work, although it has a great vision of the future.
    A export manager generates ideas frequently and is always working out ways and means of “doing it better” with a great flexibility of business hours and meetings.
    That’s all for now. Thanks for everything and I hope to see you at some wine tasting in Rome.
    Definitely!
    Warm regards
    Gabriele Pezzuto

  29. Francesca says:

    My name is Francesca Corvaglia.
    I am 33 years old and I have lived in Rome for 5 years, but I was born in the south of Italy, in Maglie, in the province of Lecce.
    My parents live in Puglia, but my brother lives in Rome.
    I graduated in Political Sciences and I work in Rome for an IT Company. I’m working in pre-sales and I manage the start of a project and the relationship with the customer concerning the project too.
    In the future I would like to become a Project Manager, managing a project from start to finish and leading a team.
    I have many hobbies, like running, so I usually go to the gym after work. I like reading, expecially novels and my favourite author is Ian McEwan.
    I like travelling too and I would like to go to Japan on my next trip, because I’m fascinated by Oriental Culture and because I practice Zen Meditation during the week.
    So I decided to attend this course to be able to speak more fluently, both on holiday and at work.
    Currently I live in a Roman district called Garbatella with my partner and we would like to buy a small apartment as soon as possible.
    This is a short description of myself :).
    Best regards and have a good night.
    Francesca.

  30. Edoardo says:

    Hello, my name is Edoardo. I’m 19 years-old and I live i Rome. I finished my studies at high-school this year and now I’m trying to join the faculty of physiotherapy because I would like to work in a football club. Last summer I worked as a book seller in Viale Oberdan. I stopped playing footbal this year and in my free time I usually play the guitar. I love music, especially songwriters like De Andrè and Guccini and I love also skiing, indeed I go to the mountains every winter. I decided to join the British Council because it will be useful for the University and because in the future I’d like to speak English Fluently.

  31. monica dugo says:

    I’ m Monica, I’m an actress with a past as a ballerina.
    I’ m sicilian, but I have lived in Rome since I was 20 years old.
    I lived in Sicily, I studied dance. An important choreographer did an audition there, we were 200 girls and he chose me. Since that moment my life has changed, and I worked for 10 years in all the tv shows of the nineties.
    I have continued to study economics, but I don’ t know why.
    My dream was acting, but since the elementary school, they told me that my voice was bad, like a duck. So, I lost a lot of courage but not all my enthusiasm.
    I started to act with a substitution at theatre in a musical, Guys and Dolls. My role was Adelaide, and she can have the voice of a duck. It was a success and the year after the principale role was mine.
    A couple of years ago, I wrote, directed, and acted to my first short movie, “Domani Smetto”, where I tell with irony, pleasure and pain of my job, and to my great surprise I wan a lot of prices .
    In my free time, but with 2 children I do not free time, I love reading, writing, and in this moment I’ m writing a long movie.
    I’m driven by all the things behind a result, a score, not victory or winning. I love sport, I love skiing,
    I learnt to ski as an adult, I wasn’t t even allowed to try when I was young, because it was too risky for my ballet carrier and now I try to improve my skiing year after year, not only enjoying the silence of the mountain peaks, but even more for the physical effort.
    I’ m passionate about learning something that involves pushing myself to my limits. I succed whit sport or work, but not with english.
    At this moment I’ m reading “Barbarian days, a surfing life” that defines surfing like a life metaphor, and I’ m feeling as a part of it, in the swell, and I must admit I want to try it.
    If my husband was scared of me going on tour or to the Alps, I now give him something else to worry about: the perfect wave is in Australia, at Byron Bay!

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks Monica! Here are a few corrections:
      “I’ m sicilian” -> “I’ m Sicilian”
      “I started to act with a substitution at theatre ” => “I started to act as a stand-in at a theatre ”
      “but with 2 children I do not free time” => “but with 2 children I do not have free time”
      “I succed whit sport” => “I succeed with sport”

      More corrections later! Thank you for this very nice piece.

  32. Artur says:

    My name is Artur. I am from Cracow in Poland. I have lived in Rome since August last year.
    I am an economist by training, and now I work as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
    I am married and I have two daughters. My older daughter is called Julia and she is 13; my younger daughter is called Sara and she is 5.
    Before we moved to Rome my family lived in Cracow where we were all born. I worked there for twenty years as a professor at the University of Economics in Cracow.
    In my free time I like reading books and going to the cinema. I am interested in art and sacred music. I speak German, Italian and Russian.
    Now I am studying English, because it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and the main language of communication in the modern world. In the coming year I want to prepare a book about the organization and activity of the FAO, then about the fight against hunger in the world and the role of the World Food Program. In Poland there are no comprehensive publications in Polish. English will be very helpful in my work on these books.
    I think my stay in Rome, thanks to my work, is a great opportunity for my family too – my daughters can study in a foreign country, learn languages – Italian, English and Spanish. Thanks to this experience they will be more open to the problems of the modern world and cultural differences.

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