Describe a time you didn’t tell your friend the truth.
You should say:
When this happened;
What the situation was;
Why you didn’t tell your friend the truth;
And explain how was your feeling.
I think I’m an honest person and I rarely lie. But when it comes to a lie I told, I still remember once I didn’t tell my friend the truth. It happened last month. At the time, I happened to have three days off from school. Since I was about to take the IELTS exam, I decided to use the three days to prepare for it properly.
But my friend Lisa was about to have her birthday. And since it was a holiday, Lisa thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate and hang out together. So she asked a bunch of besties to have a meet-up at her home, including me.
Lisa texted me on WeChat asking if I was available382 for her birthday party. Of course, I wanted to say yes, but thinking about the coming exam, I hesitated. Eventually, to get the best of both worlds383, I lied to Lisa that I’d planned to go home see my parents and already bought the train ticket. Lisa didn’t doubt me and wished me good luck on my journey384.
I know integrity385 is very important for friendship, but if I said I had to study and couldn’t make it to her birthday, she might’ve thought I’m too self-centered386 and not a good friend. So I had no choice but to lie. Up until now387, Lisa still doesn’t know the truth, which gives me a sense of guilt388. I swear I will make it up389 for her next birthday.
383 to get the best of both worlds:为了两全其美
384 wished me good luck on my journey:祝我一路顺风，让我路上注意安全
387 Up until now:直到现在
388 a sense of guilt:负罪感
389 make it up:补偿，弥补