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.
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