Lying game and discussion

Cutting Edge Advanced Module 10 

Part One – Lying game

Tell your partner something true or false about your weekend. They have to ask you more questions and then guess whether it was really true.

Possible topics:

       Food and drink

       Exercise

       Money

       Alcohol

       Sleep

       Study

       Work

       People

       Places

       Shopping

       Travel

       Hobbies

       Books

       Media and the arts

Part Two – Discussion questions

Are you a good liar? What do you have to do to lie in a believable way?

Can you usually tell if people are lying? How is it possible to tell?

Are there ever good reasons for lying? Give some examples of what you think are harmless white lies

Part Three – Reading

Grade the examples of lying and telling the truth on page 97 from 5 points (= Absolutely the right thing to do) to 1 point (=Totally unacceptable)

Compare answers with your partner

How do you think the following things are connected to lying?

       Rice

       Spitting

       Mouth

       Blood pressure

       Breathing rate

       Sweat

       Job interviews

       Voice

       Telephone

       Hesitation

       Blushing

Read the text on page 100/101 and check

How much would you trust each method?

What circumstances do you think it is and isn’t acceptable to use lie detectors?

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