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Befriend the elderly
If you’re reading this list, it’s a safe bet you speak English, which is incidentally also spoken by an enormous number of Swedes. You’ve probably even been cut off while speaking Swedish by a “Don’t worry, I speak English”. Luckily for enthusiastic language learners, many old people don’t know a word of English. Target the elderly, try to befriend them, and reap the rewards. Why not volunteer at a pensioner home?