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  • Hey Jay, you're late.

  • Where are you?

  • I'm…

  • I'm on my way.

  • How soon will be you be here?

  • 20 minutes?

  • V: You've gotta be joking.

  • I'm waiting for an Uber.

  • An Uber.

  • Yeah, the first Uber driver got stuck in traffic so I had to call another Uber driver he got

  • lost so I had to call another one

  • You fell asleep, didn't you!

  • I was lying through my teeth there.

  • That means saying things that were not true at all.

  • You were telling me a pack of liesthat's a group or series of lies that were all untrue.

  • And that's what this videos about.

  • Words and phrases about lying.

  • Before we start, notice we use the verb 'tell' with lies.

  • We don't 'say' them, we 'tell' them.

  • And if we think someone's lying we might say: 'You've gotta be joking'.

  • Basically it means I don't believe you.

  • And a similar one.

  • 'You've got to be kidding'.

  • To kid means to tell someone something that's not true, and we often kid people as a joke

  • But we can also kid ourselves.

  • That's when we tell ourselves something that isn't true because we really want to

  • believe it IS true.

  • I really need to buy another pair of shoes.

  • I'll just watch one more episode and then I'll go to bed.

  • If I pay by credit card, it's not real money If I open this bag of chips, I'll just have

  • one.

  • So that was us kidding ourselves.

  • We're both on a diet so we're trying to write down all the calories we eat.

  • But sometimes we cheat a little.

  • I can have two ounces of these.

  • Ah too many.

  • There you go!

  • Two ounces.

  • Jay!

  • What?

  • OK and I can have 5 oz of this.

  • (keeps pouring till it goes over, weighs up pouring it back in bottle and decides not)

  • Is that five ounces?

  • Yeahsort of.

  • I was stretching the truth there, or bending the truth.

  • When you stretch or bend the truth then what you say is not completely accurate.

  • Technically it's lying, but just a little bit.

  • We've discovered that food packages sometimes bend the truth.

  • Hey this is good Jay.

  • It's only 100 calories per serving.

  • That's great.

  • But how big is a serving?

  • X grams/ounces.

  • That's not enough, is it?

  • So packages can be misleading.

  • Misleading means they give you the wrong idea and make you believe something that isn't

  • true.

  • Let's have a couple of idioms now.

  • Hey Jay what are you eating?

  • Nothing.

  • What's behind your back?

  • Come on.

  • Come clean.

  • Chocolate cake.

  • You caught me red-handed If you come clean, you tell the truth

  • And if you catch someone red-handed, then you catch them in the act of doing something

  • wrong.

  • But it was only a little piece of chocolate cake so it was only a fib.

  • A fib is a small unimportant lie.

  • We often use fib to describe the lies little children tell.

  • Fib can be a noun and a verb And we can also say a fibber.

  • That's a person who tells fibs.

  • A fib is similar to a white lie.

  • That's an unimportant lie too.

  • But usually we tell white lies to avoid hurting other people's feelings.

  • How was the meeting yesterday?

  • OK.

  • Did you show everyone my PowerPoint presentation?

  • Yes.

  • They said they said it was boring.

  • Oh now I feel terrible.

  • (Vicki shrugs) Why couldn't you have told me a white lie?

  • What?

  • You could have said they didn't have time to look at it or something.

  • OK.

  • How about the lunch I ordered.

  • Did they like that?

  • They didn't have time to look at it.

  • That wasn't a good white lie.

  • Yeah, the thing about white lies is they are told out of kindness.

  • They're lies that make the other person feel good.

  • So white lies should benefit the person they're told to rather than the person who's telling

  • the lie.

  • For example, it's telling your dad that the meal he cooked tastes good, even when

  • it doesn't.

  • Or telling your grandma you love the sweater she knitted for you, even though you don't.

  • Perhaps you have some more examples.

  • Tell us in the comments.

  • Or tell us a white lie!

  • Something to make us feel good!

  • Like how young and thin we look.

  • OK and that's it.

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  • Bye everyone.

  • Bye-bye.

Hey Jay, you're late.

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A2 BEG UK fib white lie uber lying truth isn true

11 lying words and phrases - English vocabulary lesson

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    river   posted on 2020/10/23
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