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Exercises to print Songs
Idioms Stories
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(Updated on 04/03/2014)

 


Related pages :

Likes and Dislikes - Emotions

 

Vocabulary :

  • Technophobia.
    "Fear of or aversion to technology, especially computers and high technology."
    (thefreedictionary.com)
  • ablutophobia - with a funny illustration (COPYRIGHT)
    (wordinfo.info)
  • Phobia - From Wikipedia :
    1 Understanding and classifying phobias
    2 Types of phobia
    3 Treatment
    4 Non-clinical uses of the term...
  • -phobia - From Wikipedia - with a list of words ending in -phobia
  • The Phobias - définitions (ojohaven.com)
  • Phobias (list) - What are you afraid of ? (coolquiz.com)


  • Phobias Of The Rich And Famous - ex :
    "Tennis champ André Agassi has a phobia of spiders...
    Film director Alfred Hitchcock had a peculiar fear of eggs...
    Country star Lyle Lovett reportedly is afraid of cows." (coolquiz.com)

  • List of Phobias and Manias - with pictures (iterasi.net/o)
    Extensive Information about Fears, Anxieties, and Compulsive Behaviors Explained and Clarified!

 

Cliparts :


 


 

Social phobia
(anxietyuk.org.uk)

 


School phobia
(anxietyuk.org.uk)

 

 




 

Information :

  • What Do Americans Fear Most? - Text + Audio - 27 October 2015
    "What do you think Americans fear most? A new survey done by Chapman University came up with some surprising answers.
    Do you think Americans fear government corruption or terrorist attacks most? And are natural or man-made disasters more frightening?
    The answers may surprise you."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    "Chapman University in Orange, California, asked Americas what scares them the most.
    Their answer? Government corruption. (Terrorism came in second.)"

 

Listening :

  • What are Your Deepest, Darkest Fears? - AUDIO + SCRIPT
    "You might be surprised at what some people are afraid of. Learn about phobias and common idioms to use when you are afraid."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Scary quiz - "It's testing your knowledge of words and expressions connected to fright!" (BBC)



 

Exercises TO PRINT :

 

Lesson plans :

  • FEAR OF FLYING - a lesson
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film by Conor Finnegan and the theme of fears.
    Students write sentences, dictate sentences, speak, and watch a short film."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes
    Activity: Dictation, speaking, writing and watching a short film
    Topic: Fears
    Language: Adjective + prepositions
    Materials: Short film
    (film-english.com)



Stories :

  • Hey, What Are You Afraid Of?
    "The Dalai Lama is afraid of caterpillars...
    Queen Elizabeth I was afraid of roses...
    Justin Timberlake: snakes, spiders, sharks..."

    (neatorama.com)
  • "A serious case" A story by Chris Rose. "Listen to this fun story and do the four pages of activities!"
    - easy listening comprehension activity for 4ème or 3ème, about spiders and arachnophobia!
    Activities created by Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers)

 

  • Story : A serious case - Text + Activities
    "Read about a woman who suffers from a common psychological condition. 
    She has a very serious phobia. She is terrified of spiders. In the story, the woman takes positive steps to confront her phobia."

    (British Council)




Idioms :

  • 'You're Giving Me the Creeps!' - Text + Audio
    "You're giving me the ...!" The jitters, the creeps, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, goose bumps, butterflies, and a heart attack ...
    you can give all these things to other people. Are they good or bad? Read on to find out!"

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Cartoons :

 

 

Songs :

  • Phobia by The Kinks :
    "Everybody got something hidden
    In a darkness deep inside
    Everybody gotta fatal flaw
    Everybody got something to hide
    Take a look into my eyes
    See the fear and silent cries - phobia.."

 

Videos :

  • Fear itself - a video
    "Fear is something we all experience, in this film we wanted to explore the beauty of fear through a singular portrait...
    Fear Itself, is a short documentary following Simon Wheatcroft; a husband, a father and a blind ultra-marathon runner.
    The film provides a glimpse into the inner thoughts of an unusual life and is witness to beautiful moments of clarity and vulnerability.
    "
    (presentplus.co.uk)

  • The World's Weirdest Phobias (mental.healthguru.com)

 

  •  La réunion des phobiques anonymes
    "Quand des personnes atteintes de phobies se rencontrent...
    Un sketch irrésistible tiré de la version américaine de l'émission humoristique d'origine britannique «The Sketch Show»."

    (loftv.com)