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  THE TAPESCRIPT

What are you afraid of? I’m not really afraid of anything. When I was a child I was afraid of the dark. I used to hear strange noises at night when I was in bed. I couldn’t move. I was frozen with fear until it got light outside. I’m no longer afraid of the dark, thankfully. I also used to fear speaking in public. My face would go red and I’d get very hot. I overcame this fear because I had to make many speeches at school. The more I did this, the more my public speaking fear disappeared. People are afraid of many strange things. Did you know there is a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth? There is even a medical name for it. I don’t think fear is a bad thing. It probably stops us from doing really dangerous things.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

What are you afraid of? I’m ____________________ of anything. When I was a child I was afraid of the dark. I used to hear ____________________ at night when I was in bed. I couldn’t move. I was ____________________ until it got light outside. I’m no longer afraid of the dark, thankfully. I also used to fear ____________________ . My face ____________________ and I’d get very hot. I overcame this fear because I had to make ____________________ at school. The more I did this, the more my public speaking fear disappeared. People ____________________ many strange things. Did you know there ____________________ peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth? There is even a medical name for it. I don’t think fear ____________________ . It probably ____________________ doing really dangerous things.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT FEAR SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about fear in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  WRITING

Write about fear for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about fear. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about fear. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. FEAR POSTER Make a poster about fear. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY FEAR LESSON: Make your own English lesson on fear. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on fear. Share your findings with the class.

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