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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


Dear Team,
a)the word ''really'' is missing from the text of Adam's speaking in 3:08
b) it's very strange, but instead of ''a shirt'', in 2:50, I hear rather "a shirts''.
Do I hear correctly or it's simply Adam's idiomatic pronunciation that cheats me ?

Best wishes

Hello again Nikoslado

I've put in 'really' in the spot where it was missing. I can see what you mean about 2:50, but I think it's more a case of the final 't' being pronounced very strongly. In any case, 'shirt' is clearly what he meant.

Thanks again.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Actually yes I said lie to my parents when i was in school . sometimes I did not want to went to school so I pretend I m sick to absent from the school and sometimes my mother send me to market and give me amount of money there were some rest of money but I said lie to keep the money to myself and if I should to say truth I will said without fears

I never lie. It is the hugest guilt in our life. I think you steal someone's rights to know the real things. There isn't any power could force you to lie, it is just bad evidence to make yourself innocent.
By the way, if a mother told her son that he is brilliant, she is not lying. You have to look at him by her eyes to be able to judge her...

Thank you guys for another amazing podcast!
I think it is always better to tell the truth than tell a lie,no matter the cost of it.

Telling the truth, I think it’s important. When you’re telling a lie you’re likely take a thing for your advantage but loose much more then. There’s no any efforts to be a lier. I’m sure, Carolina did right when she didn’t tell to Alice or Mr Spencer about her fictional illness to go to the concert. She decided to check whether her boss thinks she’s deserved to shift the schedule and it turned out, she is.

I lie sometimes but I never told a lie to escape school or work. When I was at school my parents made me to go to school every day even when I was sick, and now I don't go to the work when I am sick, but I've never lie about that. I am not a good liar. It doesn't mean I never lie . Yes I lie like anybody else . I believe there is no person who never lies.
I mostly lie about my life, sometimes I make a false memories to prove that I am right, specially about the things that I strongly believed and others deny it.


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.