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  • How to Know When Someone is Lying – English Listening Exercise

    Wouldn’t it be great to always know when someone is lying to you? It’d almost be like a superpower.Wouldn’t it be great to always know when someone is lying to you? It’d almost be like a superpower.
    As the video for this English listening exercises mentions, there are a lot of techniques for detecting if someone is lying. The video says that way people use language when they lie is one good indicator. It gives several real sentences spoken by famous people to give examples of this. To me the most fascinating was the difference between Lance Armstrong lying and telling the truth.
    Watch the video below, then try the exercises:<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/H0-WkpmTPrM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>&nbsp;<ol> <li>How many lies do we hear each day?</li> <li>Why do we lie, according to the video?</li> <li>But while our brain is busy dreaming, it’s letting plenty of signals ___ __.</li> <li>What is the meaning of the phrasal verb above?</li> <li>What are the 4 ways that we use language differently when we lie?</li> <li>Write 2 versions of a sentence, one that uses the language associated with lying, one that uses “truthful” sounding language.</li></ol>