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Ielts Speaking Cue Card A time you did not tell the truth – Sample answer in Ielts Speaking Book by Duong Vu
A time you did not tell the truth
Well, I suppose everyone tells lies at least once in their life. While I wholeheartedly agree that honesty is the best policy, I do tell white lies from time to time. Just a couple of months ago, I lied to my Mom about the origin of the phone I gave her. Let me tell you some background first.
I’m currently living in Hanoi and intend to settle here. My parents are still living in the countryside, which is a 3-hour drive away. Sometimes, I miss them so badly but my hectic schedule doesn’t allow me to return to my hometown as often as I wish. I thought it would be a great idea to buy Mom a smartphone so that I could make a video call to see her. The thing is, I knew my Mom would not accept it since her Nokia black and white phone was still in perfect condition. So I came up with a brilliant plan. I bought an IPhone, just an old model of course. I didn’t want it to look too pricey or trendy. I gave it to her and told her I got it in a lucky draw program and that I didn’t need two identical phones. Still, she rejected it as she was afraid it might be too complicated for her to handle. Obviously, I didn’t give up. I spent hours showing her how amazing and handy it is. I even made a demo video call for her to see. In the end, she agreed to keep it. Needless to say, I was so happy my plan worked out well. I felt I shouldn’t have lied but I had no choice. It’s just a harmless lie anyway.
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