When your partner translates your message, you can see how a native speaker expresses those ideas.
As for content, you can let yourselves be guided by your natural curiosity, but we recommend that you also use the games, activities and conversation questions in the Chat Companion.
This helps your vocabulary, idioms, natural syntax, etc., and you will also get some practice writing in your practicing language, but not so much that it becomes overwhelming.
More reasons to use both languages, especially during live practice.
- whereas during live practice the emphasis is on communicating.
By practicing through email, you are working on the technical side of the language, so when it's time to speak you can relax, feeling more confident about your grammar.