I think that I have a fear spiders and I also have a fear the dark.
when I was a child, my brother liked a fear me.
I think that I have a fear of*spiders and I also have a fear of* the dark.
When I was a child, my brother liked *to frighten me.
*You can either say 'I have a fear of the dark / spiders' ot 'I fear the dark / spiders.'
* I hope I am right in guessing this is what you meant Grace - because brothers have a delight in frightening their sisters! :)
'frighten' is what you do to cause fear in a person:
My brother knew I had a fear of spiders, so he used to frighten me.
I too do not like spiders, but I have to remove them because my husband will not get into bed if he sees one on the ceiling or walls!
I have a 'spider jar'.
This is an old, large coffee jar which I have to use to catch the spiders in - and I am ready to scream at the thought they might run up my arm instead of into the jar - eeeek!!
Thank you for your contribution, Grace!
hello! I couldn´t find the lyrics, but once I have heard (in one of the fun song factory episods) a song that was saying something like this: My best friend is a spider, I love him yes I do. He runs along the ceiling, lalalalala la... I think they called it George Spider.. :) It might help both of you to treat your fear! :)
I couldn't find the lyrics, but once I heard (in one of the fun song factory episodes) a song that was ayhing something like this: 'My best friend is a spider, I love him, yes I do. He runs alonvg the ceiling, lalalalala la...I think the called it 'George Spider'. It might help both of you to treat your fear! :)
Thank you for this Alicia!
I can tell you that the spiders we have would cover the top of a tea cup and they have long fat hairy legs! Eugh!!!!!!
I have to catch the spiders - and I have a very large coffee jar that I place over them and wait for them to go in - but I am always careful to upturn the jar quickly and to put the lid on!
I do not kill the spiders, I feel very bad if I accidentally cause a leg to be torn off and I always tip them in the safety of a nice thick bush to recuperate!
Neither do I! I just cannot! I cannot feel being guilty of a murder of any alive being... No spider nor mosquito (it is curious: it is written exactly the same way as in Spanish! I have just learnt it), trying even not to trample on ants (although accidents cannot be avoided). I accept they are the are the lendlords on the Earth, so I just try to plug in any kind of repelents to make them understand we can share the space to live pacifically.
I thought those huge spiders with long fat hairy legs were from tales.... now I see they do exist... well.. we, human beings, should surelly seem to be much more revolting for them even being a topmodel one :)))))) I will think twice before going to UK on hollyday, anyway :)
When I was a young girl, my parents and I sometimes went to my grandmother and grandfather for our holiday, because they lived in the beautifull village by the Vistula river. Most of the time we spent on the bank. One day I was swimming in the river when suddenly I started drown, because it was unsafe place for swimming. My father told me about it many times. Luckily my father was a very good swimmmer and one man notice that I disappear under the water. During two or three years I was fighting with my fear of water going to swimming pool. Then we went to the same village for our holiday and the story repeated once again. I was drowning and my father rescued my life. From that time I've feared of water very much. I've never gone into sea, lake or river and I've not gone to swimming pool. I try to do this many time.... but the fear is too stonger ... stronger than me.
When I was a young girl, my parents and I sometimes went to my grandmother and grandfather for our holiday because they lived in a* beautiful village by the Vistula.River. Most of the time we spent on the bank.
One day I was swimming in the river when I suddenly drown because it was an unsafe place for swimmers My father had warned* me about it many times. Luckily a man noticed that I had disappeared under the water and my father was a very good swimmer and he rescued me.*
For two or three years, I was fighting my fear of water by going to the swimming pool. Then we went to the same village for our holiday and the *story repeated itself: I was drowning and my father saved* my life. Ever since then, I've had a fear of water.
I have never gone into the sea, lake or river and I have not gone to the swiming pool. I have tried to do this many times, but the fear is too strong...stronger than I am.
* 'a' is used when you are talking about something that is non-specific; so, your parents lived in a beautiful village by the......' If you had said the name of the vilage, you would then have said by 'beautiful village, (name of village) by the...'
* ' warned' is a stronger and better word here because it was dangerous to swim there.
* I have adjusted this sentence to show a more logical sequence: that a man noticed you had disappeared and that your father, being a strong swimmer, rescued you.
* 'the same thing happened again...'
* it is either 'he saved my life' or 'he rescued me. To rescue someone means to save someone from death - to save their life..
You have done so well! What a good effort!
You have a good vocabulary and I have mainly had to rearrange a few phrasesto include a correction of tense or to suggest an alternative word.
Well, I have my own one and it is the altitude. :( it bacomes dengerouse if I am lonely. It´s a pitty, because I do enjoy traveling and climbing mountains, but I can never look down if I don´t want to dizzy. and no comments about taking a plane.... uuuuyyyy my only remedy is to fall asleep immediately.
And my 4 years old doughter, she turns out of control seeing baloons, she is really frighten of the sound when they burst (or blow out?).
oh: I cannot see your example of fear/frighten while writing. hope I could remember the correct use of theese in my sentence.
Hello again Alicia! :)
Well I have my own phobia and it is the altitude. :( (It becomes very dangerous if I am lonely. It's a pity, because I do enjoy travelling and climbing mountains, but I can never look down, it makes me dizzy - and no comments about taking a plane...uuuyyy! My only remedy is to fall asleep immediately.
Also my four year-old daughter she goes out of control on seeing balloons, she is really frightened of the sound when they burst
Oh, I cannot see your example of fear/frighen while writing. I hope I have remebered the correct use of this in my sentence..
It is frightened:
My daughter has a fear of balloons. She is afraid of balloons.
They frighten her. She is really frightened of them.
Your fear is the fear of heights. My husband has that fear too. He will not go on an aeroplane!
I do not have this fear - and I love flying on an aeroplane!
My one wish is to take a night flight.
I was enchanted by seeing the clouds all aroud me duing a day flight.
It must be magical being in the dark night sky among all the stars!
Thank you very much for your help. I'm glad to join to your group June. I'm so happy......See you soon.