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Lie detectors can you beat the test?

1 Pre-reading

How can you tell if someone is lying? What are some of the physical signs? Think. Then, discuss your ideas with a partner.

2 Reading I

How do you think a lie detector works? How effective do you think it is? Think. Then, read the article once to compare your ideas.

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, answer the questions.

1. Why is it necessary to ask “control questions”?

2. How accurate do providers of polygraph services claim the tests are?

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (204) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 8 common mistakes in English. Plus, 100 words for hobbies and pastimes, 10 useful words for talking about trains, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Employment – work-related stress. • Grammar – the future perfect. • Health – vegetable benefits. • Functional language – persuasion II. • Language – how to improve your listening skills. • Music – summer festivals. • Social media – YouTube superstars. • Musicians – Lady Gaga. • Culture – smoking. • Business – marketing. • Psychology – lie detectors. • Personality – graphology. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!