Elementary Podcasts

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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Exercise

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.

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Let's be honest - there are no one who always says truth. But one shouldn't lies honest man and it isn't ashamed to tell lie dishonest man. As they say in our country - pay by the same coin.

I never lied to my boss. I’m afraid about that. I always prefer to tell the truth.

Hello,
In Spain it is said that "it is easier to catch a liar than a lame person". That is why it is always better to tell the truth than a lie and, if you are discovered, the lie will always point you as a liar and as a person you can not trust.
For my part, I do not remember saying such a lie, but other minor ones.

Hi Joes
I like your cleaver spanish sentence and I m putting in my diary. Thanks.

Hi

I do believe tell the truth is always the best choise you can do , of course everbody lies me too , but i just tell sometimes the "social" lies , like when someone invited you to do something you does not want or to go , you say "sorry I could not go because ....

Hello...
Excellent tipoc "LIES" well in Mexico this a very common practice. Students said to their teachers something like "I couldn´t come yesterday, because I had diarrhea, even I have it but I´m better and I don´t want to lose more lessons". This lie apply when you have a job. Of course, there are people how belive you and the oher hand, there are persons how will not belive you.
Like I said, it is a usual practice so most of the people are accustomed that someone lie them. Somebody could get angry and someone not, it depends if the lie a little o big one, and the character of the person

Lying is sometimes OK if it's a white lie, which means a lie not hurting people around you. If you have an urgent matter to do, you can lie to your boss, "I'm sorry but I had a terrible headache today, so I'd like to be absent today." or like that. Of course, to be honest is a good policy as a whole, but white lies sometimes get things to go around easier, I think.

Hello everyone.
When I was in school I lied often and I think that it was not bad at me. But When you lie you feel oppression of conscience so I I try to lie as rarely as possible. Sometime is better to tell the truth and people understand you and will make concessions.

ı thınk to be honest is better than everythıng and ı don't want to say lie to people.ıts not respectful behavior.

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.

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