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Episode 08

Emily thinks Carolina should go and see Jamie's band play, but Carolina doesn't want to lie to her boss. Jo and Adam talk about the difference between 'good evening' and 'good night'.

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Leave a comment below!

  • Have you ever said that you were sick so that you could miss work or school? Did your boss, teacher or parents find out?
  • Or maybe you think it's better to tell the truth, like Carolina did. Please write and tell us!

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I believe the only case in which we are allowed to lie is when we want to fix an issue between two friends (reconciliation), for example let's say I have two friend and respect both of them but there is a problem between themselves, so they dont speak with each other, I think I can tell a lie to reconcile between them.
I can tell to one of them:" you know your friend likes you and he wants to fix that issue between you but you are not giving him a chance"
and I go to the second one and tell him the same story.
I learned that from my grand father he told that that is the only case where you lie "if you intend to make conciliation between two friends"

i bought a stylish shirt at harrods and a pair of shoes in oxford street. i did gogo at school.

as an afro german and nigerian.

my dance schoolmates and i had practical performances outside the school.

I believe telling the truth is the best thing in our life but sometimes we have to face the condition that telling a while lie is a must for some reasons.

I think it's always better to tell the truth , because I feel just the same as Jo when she said , I think people always know wnen I'm telling a lie