Lying to Children - is it OK?
Listen to a discussion about the lies that parents tell children and whether that's a good or bad thing - hear a strong Scottish accent, and learn some useful vocabulary too. Before you listen, review this vocabulary:
a white lie - a lie we tell without meaning to hurt someone
distortion of the truth - changing or bending of the truth
malicious intent - doing something deliberately to be cruel or to hurt someone.
societal norm - accepted or ‘normal’ way something is done in society
This week's question: According to a study by a US psychologist, what percentage of people will lie in a typical ten minute conversation?
Listen to the programme below, to find out the answer - and follow the Transcript, if you need to.
What've you been up to?
What does this phrase mean?
Easy...check out the graphic below, and watch THIS video clip.
After you've done that, go and practice using it when you meet your friends!
Now, tell me in the comments below, What've you been up to?
Remember..."Use it or Lose it".
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