Listening

Lesson 76 – The Lie

Yesterday I told a lie. 
I don’t feel very good about it. 
I was bouncing a ball in the kitchen, and the ball bounced up and broke a cup. 
It was one of my mother’s best cups, so I was afraid that she would be mad. 
I put the broken cup back on the table, and I didn’t tell anyone that I had broken it. 
That night, my mother asked who had broken the cup. 
My brother said, “not me.” 
My sister said, “I didn’t do it.” 
I said, “I didn’t break the cup,” but I was lying. 
My mother said that we would all be punished, if someone didn’t tell the truth and say who broke the cup. 
I still did not tell her that I had broken it. 
She gave us one more chance, and said that she wasn’t mad about the cup; she just wanted us to be honest. 
I still didn’t say anything. 
My brother, sister and I all got sent to our rooms. 
We had to stay in our rooms all morning. 
My brother said that it wasn’t fair. 
I felt very bad because my brother and sister were being punished because of me. 
I went to my mother and told her that I had broken the cup. 
She said that she was not upset about the broken cup. 
She knew that it was an accident. 
She was disappointed in me because I hadn’t come forward and told the truth. 
She said that she wouldn’t have punished me if I had been honest with her. 
I told my brother and sister that I was sorry. 
I felt bad because they were punished because I was dishonest. 
I told my mother that I was sorry that I had lied to her. 
I told her that I had learned a lesson. 
Honesty is the best policy. 
It is better to tell the truth. 
It is not a good feeling when people don’t trust you. 
I have learned that lying just hurts people. 
Sometimes it is hard to be honest, but it is the best way to be.
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Amal
Amal
6 months ago

Thank you

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