Welcome back from the Easter holiday, if you had one. I went to Turkey to see my mother and have a drive round. Paolo has asked for some information and advice about this remarkable country, so I hope to have something for you all soon. Meanwhile, here are the answers to the questions in the latest Six Minute English listening exercise:
That's all for now! More next week. But do continue to explore this Blog and all its links. And do continue to leave messages on the Tag Board. I would like to see some new names!
1. Surprisingly - teachers! Especially if they feel they have to manipulate someone. Clearly this profession is not all that it may appear to be.Many thanks to Paolo, Simona, Bruono, Giovanni, Chiara and Savina.
2. Many people tell two important lies a day.
3. "an unavoidable part of human nature".
4. You can identify liars because they tend to: (a) be more general when they answer a question; (b) pause more; (c) be more structured in their answers; they tend to plan their lies.
5. The lie detector measures your breathing, your pulse and your "galvanic skin repsonse", or increased sweating.
6. Control questions are those to which you are expected to lie, such as "Have you ever lied to anyone in authority?"
7. A "white lie" is one that you tell to make someone feel good. An example is "You've lost wieght!" - when the person clearly hasn't. Flattery might be another word.