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Fear

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Erin Shannon

on 12 April 2010

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Fear
fear/fr/ [feer]

–noun 1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
courage/krd, kr-/ S

–noun 1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
Write (2 mins) What is fear?
What are you afraid of?
Do you have Scolionophobia?
You probably think you do - it's a 'fear of school'.
How about Lachanophobia?
Or my fear...
Trypanophobia
Fear of injections
A fear of vegetables
What about phobias?
phobia/ [foh-bee-uh]

noun - a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.
Sometimes fears are rational.
Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news.
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Some fears are a little more unusual
Selachophobia- Fear of sharks.
Writing task (10 minutes):
Describe someone facing their greatest fear. Don't mention what the fear is, just describe thier thoughts, emotions, physical feelings etc. You can base your writing on real or imagined experiences.
Brainstorm:
Write down the name of as many scary movies as you can think of.
Question: What makes a film scary?
We are going to be studying the context of fear.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)
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