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Here is a post I wrote quite a white ago and it got a lot of reaction from people. So thought I would send it out again. Enjoy!
Every ESL student wants to meet a native speaker, if only for speaking practice, but there are some things you need to know about the kinds of questions you should and shouldn’t ask, as instead of building a friendship you may be doing the extreme opposite!
Here are 5 simple questions to NEVER ask a native speaker (Unless you know them well):
1. Are you married? Marriage in the western world for some native speakers is very complicated and their feelings about it may not be something you can understand. Best to not ask this question until they tell you themselves the answer.
2. Why aren’t you married? This question is even worse than the first…
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