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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  • 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.




As Adam said, everyone says lies sometimes and sometimes are not bad while they don't produce a bad result for you or the others, little lies are ok. Although I think is better to tell the truth to everyone, always. You don't know how people will take that lie if they find out about it, many times they can think that you're a liar and irresponsible person. So I think is better to tell the truth.

Hello everybody. I think that telling the truth is always the best way. I try to be sincere in all my relationships be with friends, family and husband. In the same way I try to move away from people who lie. In my opinion, always telling the truth as painful as it may be is always the best way to build lasting relationships.

To be honest, I used to lie when I was a child. When I studied in grade 1, I got my first 6 marks and I was really scared that my Mom would not be happy. Then, I lied to her that I got 10 marks. It was terrible after a few days that she realized that I had told a lie, she was very sad which made me feel guilty

Hello everyone.
When I was a child I used to lie sometimes for some reasons, sometimes to get more attention and sometimes to receive more than my brothers, although my parents know that I lie and they act like I tell the truth.
But new I'm a man and I finished with all the lies. I think that is better to tell the truth all the time whatever is the reason, people all the time will appreciate this.
So my advice is do not tells lies .

please . what is the different between ( specifically ) and ( specific ) ??

Hello BaSabeena,

'Specifically' is an adverb; it usually describes an action.

'Specific' is an adjective; it usually describes a noun.


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The LearnEnglish Team

I do not like lying.

Like Carolina I prefer to say the truth. I always try to organize for my plans, but sometimes when the dates are incompatibles and it´s so much important my presence in some event, I try to organize with my partners saying the truth.

Hi ,everyone!
I think when you are honest with people they respond you at the same way.
I've never been good at lyies. Perhaps, in some cases they can rescue you from very comfuse situations. But if I was on Carolina's place i would tell the truth on my boss.I'm sure hi will appreciate that, like everyone else, and of course ,he'll help me.

Yes. Very rarely time I said lie to my boss for miss from my job. But I agree with Carolina and I will try to tell the truth. It is easy for mind that without any worries.