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Episode Info: How’s it going? Hoje falo sobre aquela famosa expressão – tanto em inglês quanto em português… o benefício da dúvida. Alguém já falou isso para você? Ouça o episódio de hoje para se familiarizar com este idiom. Transcrição Hi, guys, how’s it going? This is Ana with the Inglês Online podcast. I wanted to thank everyone who left a review for the podcast recently, thank you so much… and wanted to ask you guys: if you’ve been listener for a while, if you enjoy the podcast please head over to iTunes or the Apple store or the Podcasts app on your iPhone and leave a review for the podcast. And if you use Google podcasts please do the same. It really helps the podcast become… you know, better known and more people will get to listen to it, because they’ll see the reviews and be interested. If you leave a nice review, that is! Let’s just get to it and start the new episode. Today I wanted to talk about this expression or idiom, or whatever you want to call it, which is the benefit of the doubt. We use the same expression in Portuguese with the same words and here at Inglês Online we published an article, an English tip featuring this expression a while ago… But I thought this expression is popular enough… It’s common enough that it deserves a podcast episode, so here it is. The benefit of the doubt. When do you give someone the benefit of the doubt? It’s usually… it’s usually when you don’t know them very well, I would say. Because if you know someone very well… you know if they’re telling the truth or not. Generally you know if someone is telling the truth or not when you know them very well. So if you don’t know someone very well, if your relationship with this person is not very close – it’s not a very close relationship, then something happens and you give them the benefit of the doubt. So, what kind of thing? Let’s say you’re talking to your friend… your good friend, your good friend Jack. You guys have been friends for a while and Jack’s mate, whom you don’t know very well… Paul. Paul is there as well, Paul is listening to the conversation and you don’t know Paul very well. So you and Jack get to talking and you end up sharing with Jack that you’re planning a birthday party for your cousin, let’s say. The next day, your cousin Kelly gives you a ring and says: “Hey, I heard you’re planning my birthday party. That’s so cool”. And you know, there goes the surprise… There’s no surprise anymore. She heard the news that you’re planning her surprise party. And you ask her “Who told you?”, and she says: “Ah… I’m not going to tell you, because I don’t want you to be mad at the person who told me. It’s okay, don’t worry”. But you know what, you are a bit mad, because when you were talking the only person you told about this was Jack and inadvertently you also told Paul, because you forgot that Paul was right there, you were talking to your friend Jack and...
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