When you meet someone for the first time in your country, what can you talk about ? Can you ask these questions : how old are you, are you married, do you have any chilren, where do you come from, how much do you earn, do you like your job, do you like travelling...Are pesonal questions acceptable? Which topic can you talk at the first meeting ?Emotion: big smile
well...first i will ask him/her to watch a movie or something like that.... then maybe i will ask personal questions Emotion: thinking
BeautifulsunflowerWhen you meet someone for the first time in your country, what can you talk about ? Can you ask these questions : how old are you, are you married, do you have any chilren, where do you come from, how much do you earn, do you like your job, do you like travelling...Are pesonal questions acceptable? Which topic can you talk at the first meeting ?Emotion: big smile
What do you mean by that? Is this someone a foreigner or someone in your country and you're meeting that person for the first time?
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For example, if you meet an American for the first time, which topic can you talk about ?American don't like personal questions, and weather, travel, music... might be good topics for the first meeting after greeting, introducing, shaking hand... In your country, is it different ?
You are talking about "small talk."

There is an expression in the U.S. that you should not discuss sex, religion, or politics. Avoid those topics! Generally, popular culture is safe: music, movies, tv, etc. So is the weather, but that doesn't last very long. Travel is a safe topic. Often, family is okay - but you can introduce that by saying something like "Do you have any family members traveling with you?" That would let the person decide to talk about family or not. I've learned not to ask people if they have children. (Too many people I know have had children who have died or have been unable to get pregnant.) If you know the person is employed, then it's okay to ask about that.
thanks a lot, Grammar Geek. I want to know more about "small topic"as you wrotein other countries, can you hepl me ?Emotion: smile
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In fact, we should avoid to tell about her/his age and family. It's popular in most developed country and I think when we meet a person for first time, we should keep long dialogs as possible as you can by anyway and create more and more perfect episodes.
Ok, being sensitive to other people's customs, culture and behaviour.