Diego is an exchange student at our high school. He was born in
Argentina and is spending the year here. His family lives in an area of
Argentina where the main industry is raising cattle. It is west of Buenos
Aires in an area called the ''Pampa.''
Diego speaks English very well and says that almost every student at his
school does too. He explained that English is the language of business
people throughout the world and it is probably taught as a second
Not many American students speak a second language. I don't know if
we are lucky or if we should be working to do the same. Diego's school
is much the same as ours though soccer is much more popular.
He is trying many different sports while he is here. Diego also told me
that computer equipment is much less expensive than it is back home.
We have much more to buy at lower prices than we realize.
Diego likes the United States and would like to attend a university here
because our schools are the best in the world.
If given the chance I should like to visit his home to see what it is like