What to talk about
Where were you and your partner born? Find both on Google Earth or Google Maps.
Use Google Earth to trade guided tours of your home town, your neighborhood, and high school for tours of your partner’s home town, neighborhood, and school.
Search Google Images using each other’s city as a search term. Explain to the other what they are looking at.
Go to Weather.com and find out what the weather is like at the moment in the other’s city. Is that typical for this time of year?
Pop culture links
Arts and Language
Learn to pronounce your partner’s name.
Learn to count to ten in your partner’s language.
Learn a few words in the native language of your conversation partner
Discuss where your partner’s country ranks on these cultural measures:
The political systems in your country.
The various systems you live with:
- Health care
Watch a video together and then discuss it.
Cultural traditions and customs
Favorite pastimes: films, outings and other social functions
Places to visit
Family and social relations
Values and assumptions