It might be better to express a negative opinion if that gives you more to say.

What would you do if you were asked in an interview to talk about how you feel about your hometown if in fact you really disliked living there?

Some people might think that by being truthful in this situation and giving a negative answer that this would not be the right thing to do and instead you should lie and talk about how you love living there to give a more positive sounding answer.

Actually, truthfulness is not important and neither is giving a negative opinion of something. The important thing is that you have something to express. If you have more to say by being truthful, even if it is expressing a negative opinion, then that is what you should talk about.

It would be much better to say “Actually I don’t really like my hometown….” and follow it up with your reasons for disliking it than to say “I like my hometown…” and then struggle to find anything to say.

In this video you will see how Joao deals with this situation in the best way.



Ya thats good ..!!

Hello, I am new here and I'd like to practice a lot to improve my English level, see you soon

 OMG, I always lie  

though i tried listening to your video the audio part of it was not audible enough for kid to here and understand

Hello Kahuriap,
That's strange, it sounds OK to me. There is a volume control at the bottom-right hand corner of the player - have you tried turning it up?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi.. I really enjoyed watching videos from this site.  I just wish I could really do my english speaking very well..

Hi Learning English Team,

My question is not relative with this session but I want to ask. My English skill is intermediate level... How should I do to improve my skill. I have no time to attend English class because I am an employee.

Today I was asked about a piece of clothe of jewelry which was important to me. Actually, I've got none, so I made it up, I talked about an imaginary scarf given to me by my sister. That was for part 2, I had to say something, and it was very coherent indeed - Well, what I did more exactly is to mix personal facts! In the end, I could answer the question. Yet, depending on the question itself, making things up can be a lot tougher! So go for the truth, only the truth and nothing else but the truth, no matter how much you hate your job! *LOL*
And I'd hire this candidate!!!  :-)

fine , important skill ~_~

Actually ...
The rope of lying is too short !