Đề bài: Describe a time when someone didn’t tell you the whole truth about something
- When this happened
- What the situation was
- Who you were with
And explain why the person didn’t tell the whole truth.
So I’m going to talk about a time when my brother told me a half-truth that just happened recently actually.
My brother is a trickster who is able to lie without blinking an eye. Three months ago, he told me that he was super broke and asked to “borrow” some cash to pay for the air ticket that he already booked. Empathizing with his situation, I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and gave him some money without asking him to pay me back because, you know, he is family and also jobless. He was thankful and brought me a bunch of gifts from his trip. I was quite happy as I thought my brother had finally grown up and became a more mature person. How naive I was!
During the next family gathering, I brought up the story to my parents, praising my brother for his maturity. My mom’s face dropped and she immediately looked at my brother in disbelief. It turned out that my brother only told me half of the truth. He was really in desperate need for some cash, but he asked both my mom and I, received money from both of us and ended up with twice the amount he needed. The ending was predictable: two hours of being scolded and grounded for one month. I was neither surprised nor sorry for him. He reaped what he sowed, you know.
- Without blinking an eye: không chút cảm xúc
- To be broke: cháy túi
- Give sb the benefit of the doubt: quyết định tin tưởng ai mặc dù mình vẫn còn nhiều nghi ngờ
- You reap what you sow: hứng chịu những ảnh hưởng của hành động của mình