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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


Hello Tintin,

I would recommend you read our will or would page, where you can find an explanation of 'would rather'. Our primary purpose is to help users use our site. I'm afraid that we get far too many comments and have far too much other work to be able to provide more personalised answers to questions such as this one. 

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team

hiii everybody I'm new here can you help me? ??

hi what is a problem?

Hello Suhaila,

Welcome! I'd recommend you read our Help page, where you can find advice on how to use LearnEnglish. It's also a good idea to explore the site a bit to see what's here. For many people, Elementary Podcasts is a good place to start.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I don't think it's a good manner to lie or come with fake excuses to run from some of your responsibilities
if people found out your lies they wouldn't trust you any more

"So don't lie be coz a lie will get you very close to goodbye "

Hi everybody. Feeling so excited for being over here.I'm a great lover of English language and so when reading any article or something like that I usually feel uncomfortable if I don't grasp the sentence clearly. Just I have come across a sentence and poking around.As follows the sentence:"we do not have to educe positive activities from a child,as some educational doctrines would have it".Plz kindly tell me what's the correct meaning of would have. Regard.

Thanks a lot to you Sir.It's a great help by you.Regard.

Hello Tintin,

In this context 'as they would have it' means 'as they would claim'.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Please educate me which of the following is grammatically correct.

1) Have you been honest to me or
2) Were you being honest to me


Hi Zara Singhe,

Both are correct. Which is appropriate will depend on the context.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team