In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: fears. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|phobia||(n) an extremely strong dislike or fear of someone or something
I have a phobia of doctors.
|heights||(n – plural) the distance above the ground or surface
Some people have a fear of heights or tall buildings.
|spiders||(n – plural)
When I see spiders, I scream!
|needle||(n) a very thin metal tube pushed through the skin to put a drug or medicine in the body
The doctor gave me a shot with a needle for my sickness.
|scary||(adj) something that causes fear
My brother likes to watch scary movies
|flying||(n) travel by air
She hates flying in a plane.
|darkness||(n) very little or no light
The darkness of nighttime helps me sleep.
|nightmares||(n – plural) a scary or bad dream
My brother usually has nightmares about monsters.
|overcome||(v) to successfully gain control or deal with a problem
She needs to overcome her fear of flying.
|cope||(v) to deal with and to attempt to overcome a problem or situation
You need to learn how to cope with your fear of heights.
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- Which fears or phobias do you have?
- How can people overcome their fears?
- How would you help someone cope with their fears?
- Why do people have fears?
- Are you afraid of speaking English? Why or why not?
- Should children be allowed to watch scary movies? Why or why not?
- When you were a child, which fears did you have?
- Have you ever had a nightmare? If yes, tell me about it.
- Do you like scary movies? Why or why not?
- Are you afraid of death? Why or why not?