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Speaking and listening Pre-intermediate to Upper-intermediate

Lets talk about FEARS

Conversation cards

What are you afraid of? Whats your biggest fear in life? Are you afraid of going to the
Are you afraid that it might dentist or the doctor?
come true? Why or why not?

What were you afraid of when Do you ever have nightmares Are you afraid of ghosts or
you were a child? (bad dreams)? monsters?
What are they about? Why or why not?

What animals do you think are How do you react when you see Whats the most frightening
scary? something frightening? experience youve ever had?

What can you do to overcome Do you like horror movies? Were you afraid of the dark as a
your fears? Do you think young children child?
should be allowed to watch
horror movies?

Some people are terrified of Have you ever seen a TV show Are you afraid of getting old?
speaking in public. where people face their fears Why or why not?
Are you? for money? (e.g. Fear Factor)
Would you do this?

Are you afraid of dying? What kind of things make you Are you afraid of being ill?
Explain why or why not. nervous? What diseases are you most
afraid of?

1 2 3 4 Proverbs & quotes

Fear makes the wolf
5 bigger than he is.

A good scare is worth

more to a man than good
acrophobia a fear of being trapped in a small space
aerophobia b fear of flying Why are we scared to die?
agoraphobia c fear of heights Do any of us remember
arachnophobia d fear of open spaces and public places being scared when we were
claustrophobia e fear of spiders born?
hydrophobia f fear of strangers or foreigners
xenophobia g fear of water Discuss. Do you agree?

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