It is only fitting that this week in class we discussed all things scary, terrifying, frightening, horrifying and creepy! All in the spirit of Halloween! We heard some scary stories to get in the mood and talk about fear. You can find some of the scary stories we heard in class at Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
For learners, try Mr. Duncan's lesson on fear and expressions to use to express fear or this dialogue about fear. Here you have another mp3 and transcript about the same topic. If you're looking for something a little harder, I recommend original version options such as How Fear Works or the short film Monster.
Now, on to something to read! There are options for learners like Afraid to Fly, or for more advanced learners, What Fear Can Teach Us. But don't forget there are lots of creepy things to read in original version. What about a webcomic like His Face All Red or An Old Man Looking.
The best way to write about something scary to imagine a frightening story, either fictional or someting that actually happened to you. Try to describe it with as much detail as possible, how did you (or your character) feel? How did they react to their fears? Use your imagination!
Happy Halloween and enjoy your long weekend!
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." --Franklin D. Roosevelt