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Biggest Fear
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Biggest Fear
最大的恐惧

Learn about Verbs with "ing"

Date: Dec 16 2011

Themes: Work

Grammar: Verbs with "-ing"

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Sometimes it’s fun to feel scared. Why else would scary movies be so popular? We like to feel our heart race and our palms sweat.

But there’s nothing fun about your biggest fear. Your biggest fear is that one thing that you hate to even think about, it’s so frightening.

Our biggest fears sometimes aren’t actual things, like spiders or tornadoes, but ideas. For instance, someone’s biggest fear might be the fear of being alone. Another person’s biggest fear might be losing a loved one, or never finding true love. Hear Mason and Jeff describe their biggest fears.

有时,感觉害怕是一件有趣的事情。否则,为什么恐怖电影如此受欢迎?我们喜欢心跳加速和掌心冒汗的感觉。
但是最大的恐惧一点也不有趣。最大的恐惧是指你非常害怕的一件事情,甚至讨厌去想。
我们最大的恐惧有时不是实际事物,如蜘蛛或龙卷风,而是想法。例如,某人最大的恐惧可能是害怕孤独。而另一个人最大的恐惧可能是失去心爱的人,或永远找不到真爱。听听梅森和杰夫讲述他们最大的恐惧。

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Mason

Mason

Jeff

Jeff

Mason:  I haven’t been sleeping well lately, because I…you know, a lot’s been going on at work, and I find I get really freaked out when work stuff’s happening. And I think it’s weird, like, that’s kind of become my biggest fear, where it’s like, I will fail, and I will get fired, and I will lose my job. And that’s what keeps me up at night these days.

Jeff:  Oh yeah. Almost every single job I’ve ever had, I have that fear. The fear of getting fired, and then also, the fear of getting fired because I am late for work.

Mason:  It seems so stupid and stereotypical, like the male problem of “It’s all work.” And I totally fell into that. I’m the breadwinner, so if I lose my job that’s a big deal for, like, me and my wife. So I feel I’m at least justified.

Jeff:  It’s a lot of weight to carry. I, on the other hand, have quite a few fairly irrational fears that I’ve had for a while. Getting hit by a car. Maybe dying in a car accident in general.

Mason:  Getting hit by a car is a good fear to have, though. That’s a self-preservational fear.

Jeff:  That’s true. It’s almost happened a few times.

 

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Discussion

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Mason tells Jeff about his biggest fear. He’s afraid of failing at his job and getting fired. He is the breadwinner for himself and his wife, so if he lost his job, it would be bad for his family. Mason thinks that a lot of men have a similar fear.

But not Jeff. His biggest fear is getting hit by a car or being in a car accident. Jeff says this might not be the most rational fear. But Mason thinks it’s a good fear to have. It may make Jeff more careful when he’s driving or crossing the street.

What is your biggest fear?

 

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Abouimane

Abouimane

France

Why worrying about big fears
We must be satisfied with destiny
Do what you can.may what come as they say
When we succeed we would be cery happy
If not try again and again and keep the light of hope shining in your heart
Big fears are just imaginary monsters making our bright life more dark
No big fears
It is one if two
If you succeed .be happy
If not.be patient

02:40 PM Nov 01 2012 |

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ABAS

ABAS

Jordan

My biggest fear is to lose some one i love.




12:36 PM Nov 01 2012 |

modaher

modaher

Iraq

Patience is better key to make it easier for you God?

10:58 AM Nov 01 2012 |

DarknessLight

Bahrain

Losing someone so dear to me, failing in my studies and not getting a job after I graduate!!

09:56 AM Nov 01 2012 |

Vina Novalina

Indonesia

My biggest fear is when I am looking outside through my window at midnight and suddenly someone looking at me back, so scary hehhe… but to be frank being lonely in life is the biggest fear for me.

08:40 AM Sep 09 2012 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

My biggest fear is i am douting about some things around me.maybe i have some obsession,for instance  i lock the door and  i check it maybe 2 or 3 times.

12:28 PM Jun 10 2012 |

Rockyy01

Rockyy01

Pakistan

Soly2255…
I used to have the same fear as my biggest fear…
& just like I wished for my parents…
Now I wish the same for yours…
May they live a long life with health & happiness…
Actually I wish this to every Parents…
They’re the most precious gift from God to us…

02:07 AM May 05 2012 |

lulahill

lulahill

Spain

My biggest fear is the future for my children.  I just hope that the lessons they have learned so far and continue to learn, will be sufficient to carry them forward so that they can embrace all of life’s fears and lead fulfilling lives.   

05:24 AM May 03 2012 |

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-Benny-

-Benny-

Thailand

my biggest fear is standing on a stage. and there’s much people are looking at me… awwww T-T

04:18 AM May 03 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I have so much to fear about and much more to fear of, but my biggest fear is not achieving what I want to do, I fear my future becomes unlike what I imagine.

04:36 AM Apr 22 2012 |

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samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

my biggest fear is leaving this world without leaving an impression that represents me …..

11:22 PM Mar 22 2012 |

pink_gurl

pink_gurl

Kuwait

my biggest fear is to not become what i want to be hh XD ;*

04:08 PM Mar 22 2012 |

1 person likes this

AUL

AUL

Azerbaijan

my biggest fear is to lose my family , my friend to be alone

05:12 AM Jan 04 2012 |

1 person likes this

m-esa

m-esa

Turkey

i agree with you olya i have always been afraid of giving a speech

11:49 AM Jan 01 2012 |

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Olya^^

Olya^^

Ukraine

My biggest fear is to perform on the stage and to make public speeches

03:26 PM Dec 31 2011 |

jwoo917

jwoo917

China

my biggest fear is lone in the rest of my whole life. I am afraid that i cannot find my Mr. Right.

04:25 AM Dec 31 2011 |

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Maria del Alba

Spain

I don’t think being scared of cars it is good, unless you are not the driver, cauze if you are a driver you shouldn’t be scared of that because it can make you freked out when something new happens while driving or you can drive very slowly and make a traffic jam or an accident!


One of my irracional biggest fear is getting stuck in an elevator, and my biggest racional fear is being not competent in my job.

08:32 AM Dec 30 2011 |

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Nicte ha

Nicte ha

Mexico

Yes, I agree, one of the biggest fear is to fail at job. I am breadwinner too and I have been worried abt it too…. It has been so hard for me to keep my job bcs usually in big Corporations ppl r aggressive and they trample on other…. no mercy here…. greed and power dominate the business world… so every morning I pray to my God don’t let that I’d lose the job He gave me, the one that provides economical support to my family…

02:01 PM Dec 22 2011 |

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khaled_islam

Yemen

I lik the feel good but some time i need for the feel but of raise spirit my …...... __




03:09 AM Dec 22 2011 |

1 person likes this

khaled_islam

Yemen

I lik the feel good but some time i need for the feel but of raise spirit my …...... __




03:09 AM Dec 22 2011 |

1 person likes this

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