The Lying Game
These lying games work so well in an English class because they require student to form purposeful questions, while the interrogated student is challenged to use their creativity as well as heroic acts of keeping a straight face.
The Lying Game
Before playing one of these games, you could set the students this question to discuss in pairs or threes. What are some ways of telling if someone is lying? It will add some tension and humour to the activity which follows.
I recommend that you, the teacher, take part too. It generally adds to the fun and students will look to you to model good questions. The game often descends into hysterics with students struggling to keep a straight face when they get dealt the Joker.
"Fans of the mystery author who just won't quit will recognize Ware's singular ability to bait and switch in this wholly original story about four friends who conceive, innocently at first, a game of lies with dire repercussions."
Until my body shows up in Sabino Canyon. Suddenly everyone knows there are two girls who look like Sutton Mercer - and that one of them is dead. At first the police assume the body is Emma's. But as questions and accusations start flying, it's harder than ever for Emma to keep playing me. The truth is bound to come out eventually. And when it does, Emma will be suspect number one in my murder investigation. If she can't find my killer before time runs out, she'll end up behind bars... or worse.
So Arya guesses correctly about the exaggeration, but what was the lie the waif told? Or, was she lying about lying? I think if you look carefully at previous chapters, you will find the truth has already been told to you, which brings up some very interesting information about the faceless men.
The girls video chat, Rich Twin filling Poor Twin in on the adoption scam.Rich Twin: My parents are evil and criminal bitches!PT: But being rich is so great!RT: Yeah, well, they're lying liars who lie, and I can't live with that.
Mads is on the phone, lying to daddy about staying over at Char's, when she's really staying to BONE THE DANCE TEACHER. Go Megan no H, you totes called it. Mads' Dad is all suspicious, becoming ActionDad! Who springs into action! Uh oh, and so does Mads.
And we're back in LA! Where Rich Twin is bitching to App Mogul-to-be Thayer about her deadbeat parents, and whines that the mother wanted Emma and not her, since she took Poor Twin back but didn't come get her, haha. Then she decides she's so depressed, she's going to pity fuck Thayer and goes to his apartment. Someone's been there, playing on his laptop! I hope they didn't screw up his World of Warcraft high scores (or whatever it's called in that game ... help me out here).
Back in the LA HQ of App Kingpin and Part-Time Private Investigator Thayer, he and Rich Twin play a rousing game of "Who's sleeping where?", since Rich Twin is torpedoing her shot at geek loving by making fun of gamer espionage. Then Erstwhile Adoptive Dad Mr. Webster knocks on the door with a letter from the baby momma, with a photo of her and Poor Twin. Mads' dad is creeping outside, spying, when he SHOULD be creeping outside the dance studio, amirite?
To be fair, the title The Lying Game could easily be read as a reference to all the double-crossing and deception that plays out in the primary plot. The Lone Gunmen think Skinner is corrupt. Carol thinks Jeff is dead. Larry Rose is lying to his business partners and his wife. This is a reasonable observation, but it becomes uncomfortable when the episode ties it all together with a title that puns on perhaps the most iconic and influential portrayal of a transgender film in the nineties. 041b061a72