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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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

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


I belive that I have never lied about this kind of things. I think that the truth is something that protects you all the time or in almost all the situations. Good for Carolina!

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

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 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 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"

Most of my classmates go to university by bicycle or motorbike. When we came late, we often said to the lecture that because of my bike, it wasn't run. But everybody in the class knew it's just a lie. The truth was we got up late.

in my opinion, in the society, when people tell the trust or tell the lie, it always have some reasons, when you are grow up, you are adult, whenever you tell the lie i sure that it has a reasons ask you do like that, it can good for something in you mind. Having a lot of the lie are so good, it's necessary on another way with someone. However on the other hand, tell the lie is really not well, the trust is better than the lie. Another one will believe you when you tell the trust, from my point of view, although i had only one tell the lie, and it's not good, their belief about you will decrease.

Lying is unethical but still employees do this. I would like to tell you a true story that happened to a friend of mine. One day he got late from his work because he slept. As soon as he woke there was a heavy rain. Then his boss phoned him asking where he was. The employee thought that there was a rain at the site of the work too. He said, my dear, " I am near you waiting the rain to stop". Reaching his workplace there was no rain at all. He began to regret lying to his boss because the boss will consider him a big lair all later events.