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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



About telling a lie when I want a day off.

I think I've never told a lie when I didn't want to go to school or to work.

As a pupil I sometimes felt not good and my parents wrote something for my teacher to be excused. But this was never a problem. I was good at school and my main teacher lived in the same street. He came over to the shop of my parents and asked me how I felt. I played the trombone with the same teacher in a small group of young musicians.

During my training to become a clerk I was hardly ever ill.

Now I work in a warehouse. If I work overtime these hours aren't paid. I have a 'time account' and they can send me home if there is no work or I can take these hours when I want to.


I always prefer to tell the truth.I never lied in all my life

Hi Everyone,
My name was big lier. I always lie to someone becaus I liked to lie. I am liying to at the moment .Anyway I am just joking. I always lie when I was teenager. Of course I had lied until 25 ages so Anybody didn't believe me. But These days Stayed back. Now I am honest . My parents sometimes Have fought out my lies. We should turth all the time. We can 't stop when start to lie. Terminally, We will want to lie one more time. İf we start to lie.

Lying is good sometimes,if it doesn't harm anyone.small lies are ok...

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.

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.


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 ....

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