やさしい英語会話 (337) When's a Person Lying?

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人は1日に10〜200ほどの嘘を耳にしているとか。では、この世の中に嘘を嘘と見抜く方法はあるのでしょうか。今回の会話は、相手が嘘をついているかどうか見抜く「嘘つきゲーム」のお話です。

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*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

stare
見つめる

tell if a person is lying or not
人が嘘をついているかどうか見分ける

silly
馬鹿げた

see through your lies
あなたの嘘を見抜く

(be) lacking in expression
表情が欠けている

*** Script ***

When’s a Person Lying?

W: Hi, Michael. How was your day?

M: Umm, good… Uh… why are you staring at me so much, Sarah?

W: I just took a phycology lecture on how to tell if a person is lying or not. I wanted to try to tell if YOU are lying to me, so I was studying your behavior and tone of voice.

M: But I wouldn’t lie about saying my day is fine. That would be silly.

W: How would I know if you’re telling the truth? Did you know that the average person hears 10 to 200 lies in just one day?

M: Wow, we hear 10 to 200 lies per day? I guess if you include TV commercials and stuff, it’s believable. Hey, I have an idea. How about we play a game? I’ll tell you three things about me, and YOU have to figure out which of the three things is a lie.

W: OK! That’s a great idea. I’ll use the information from what I learned today in the lecture so that I can see through your lies.

M: OK, let’s begin. The first fact is that I like to study biology… (W: Hmm.) M: The second fact is that I love ice cream. (W: Hmm, your face.) M: The last fact about me is that I love dogs.

W: Hmm: You love biology… ice cream… or dogs… From what I learned, I think that… all three facts are lies, because you were lacking in expression, and you looked very bored when you were talking. Also, your feet were facing the exit. These are all big signs that show someone is not telling the truth.

M: Actually… they were all true!

W: What? That’s impossible! According to the professor, these signs mean that you are lying, or you are not interested in the conversation.

M: Of… of course… Um, I’m, I’m… interested in this conversation! I… I like you… Um, I like listening to your conversation!

W: Now, I can DEFINITELY tell you are lying.

(Written by Pearline Kusunoki)

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