How To: Describe the feeling of fear in English

Describe the feeling of fear in English

In this English language tutorial we look at fear and being afraid. There are many words to convey the emotion of fear and anxiety. This ESL lesson teaches you how to talk about your fear and the names of some common phobias.

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All people have difference fears. We can not deny that every person feels dead. To my mind, children have many fears, for example, they are afraid of being alone in dark place. They ask parents to switch on light. People who have unpleasant experience in their past, they can have many fears, for example, if we have a girl who was bit by dogs, when she become adult, the girl can afraid of dogs. It is natural reaction our memory. So works our mind. I have a friend who has arachnophobia. She is very afraid of spiders. When she sees them she deigns to scream with terror. She tries to run as far as possible from this place. I can't understand why she is afraid of it. She said that she had never had bad experience which can develop in this phobia. I think person can manage with this dead. The first he can image his fear than to see it in real life. We can understand that nothing can happen because it works our imagination. We must overcome our fears because they can spoil our life. But don't forget that fear is normal emotion. With the help of fear we can become strong.

Human's nervouse system is very complex. There're a lot of feelings which influence people's life. So, we'll try to consider what is fear and how can it be used.
Fear is an emotional reaction to something we are afraid of. It's a natural feeling which predicts up from danger. It's a survival instinct.
We express fear in many ways. For instance our heart might beat faste. Maybe we begin to bite our nails. Perhaps we shiver. Or maybe we close our eyes. So we cannot see what is happening. In addition we can express fear by our gestures and manner of speakig.
But fear is only a basic feeling and doesn't cause seriouse problems. More solemn feeline is phobia. I must say it's already a problem. Phobia means that you'll always be afraid of the particular things. There are many phobias around us, such as agophobia, acrophobia, claustraphobia, pyrophobia etc. All lines of phobia express fear to different things. It can be even fear of frogs, or of strangers. For normal people it's a little bit strange, isn't it?
Furthermore, we can being afraid even when we sleep. Dreams that make up feeling sacred are called nightmares or bad dreams. In our mind the scary event seems real, so our fear will feel just as real.
Though he someone is being afraid all the time then this can lead to seriouse problems. Maybe a person believes that people are watching them, when there is noone about. This line of fair is called paranoia.
To conclude we must being afraid of nothing. Life is not a bad of roses, so we must struggle for it and not being afraid. I absolutely agree with Rosvelt's words: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."



Every person has his own fears. And I'm not the exception. When I feel afraid of something, my skin becomes pale my heart begins to beat faster as it usually happen with every human being. Of course, my fears were almost in childhood, such as the dread of dogs, night and darkness. I think it's quite natural to have fears even in adolescence. But only in case you can co-exist with them peacefully. Sometimes our fears can mislead us. Our nightmares, for example, can spoil the whole day if we have one at night. And the reasons for having a nightmare could be various: from some bad experience to different child's fears. I don't suffer from panic attacks, but some things make me tremble: night butterflies or strange persons following me in the street. I don't think that in case of emergency I will act like a superwomen but I hope I'll be sensible and rather calm.

fear I imagined should be making (only when very frightened)my heart almost stopped beating.

blinked sweat from my eyes started dripping down my face
his eyes starred in disbelief
wild with fear
my stomach turned to ice
frozen to the sport
terror held me like a vice-like grip
the torture of my indecision and fear threatened to crush me

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