Amber, Paul and I play another round of The Lying Game, in which we each tell a story and the others have to guess if it’s true or a lie. Listen for story telling, questions and general fun, plus some jokes at the end of the episode. Video available.
First, this comment from a LEPster
Last year when my listening skills in english improved I started listening to an english podcast which was spoken at normal speed. Two men and a woman took part in the podcast and they spoke and played a game like this : One of them started telling a story and the others had to guess whether the story had really happened or was only fictional. They called it the Lying game. I remember that I was listening to the podcast when I was driving by car to work. My workplace was about 35 km away from my hometown and I was heading towards the highway. On the way, I got very deep into the conversation of the three guys and their equally fascinating and exciting stories. I was driving and listening and felt happy having improved my english so far and was able to listen to such driven and awesome podcasters that I forgot everything around me.
I drove and drove and after half an hour when the podcast finally ended I found myself way north on the wrong highway. I had missed the exit west and had driven more than 60km without noticing anything but the podcast. That was my first experience with the great and awesome Luke´s English Podcast.
Please take care when driving or operating heavy machinery.
It’s time to play the Lying Game again
Let’s call this season 2. It’s ‘even stevens’ again.
- Someone tells us something – often a little story about their life. It can be either true or a lie.
- We ask lots of questions like a detective and then decide if we think it’s true or a lie.
- If you guess correctly, you get a point. If you guess incorrectly, the story-teller gets a point.
Listeners – just try to follow the conversation and try to guess if we’re lying or telling the truth.
Amber: 0 / 1 / 0
Paul: 1 / 1 / 1
Luke: 1 / 0 / 1
Jokes you heard at the end of the episode
Why are there no aspirins in the jungle?
Because the parrots-eat-em-all (paracetamol)
What’s the difference between snow-men and snow-women?
I read an article on Japanese swordfighters. It’s quite long but I can samurais it for you. (summarise it)
How do you count cows?
With a cow-culator. (calculator)
Visitors to Cuba always enjoy themselves.
You could say they were “Havana” good time. (having a…)
How do astronomers organise a party?
They “planet”. (plan it)
I saw a band last night. They came from an island just of the south of Malaysia.
Yes, but the drummer was good.
(Was the singer poor? – was he a bad singer?)
My wife’s gone to the West Indies.
No, she went of her own accord.
(Jamaica – “Did you make her (go)?”)
My wife’s gone to Indonesia.
No, she went by plane.
(Did you ‘cart’ her?)
A man got hit in the head with a can of coke
But it was alright because it was a ‘soft drink’.
Why did the can crusher quit his job?
Because it was soda-pressing (so depressing)