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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."
  • ablutophobia - with a funny illustration (COPYRIGHT)
  • 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 (
  • Phobias (list) - What are you afraid of ? (

  • 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." (

  • List of Phobias and Manias - with pictures (
    Extensive Information about Fears, Anxieties, and Compulsive Behaviors Explained and Clarified!


Cliparts :



Social phobia


School phobia




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."


    "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."



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

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..."

  • "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!"



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 :


  •  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»."