Ablutophobia - fear of bathing
Autophobia - fear of being alone or of one’s self
Cacophobia - fear of ugliness
Cynophobia - fear of dogs
Heliophobia - fear of sunlight)
Lalophobia - fear of speaking
Leaukophobia - fear of the color white
Monophobia - abnormal fear of being alone
Odontophobia - fear of teeth
Paedophobia - fear of children
Philophobia - fear of love
Sophophobia - fear of learning
Siderophobia - fear of stars
Triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13
Yesterday we talked about phobias and the meaning of the word, acrophobia. If you missed it, you can find it right here. As promised, I wanted to present a few other words illustrating other phobias. Some are strange and some might be common. But these are pretty interesting!
Artist Mickey Bach also has a lot of wonderful and funny drawings showing some different phobias. Take a look at them below. His collection of Word a Day was popular in the 1940s. You can see a collection of them on this website.
If you've been following my Instagram or my blog posting from last time, you probably remember that I was heading to Oregon and also Olympic National Park. Our trip was beautiful, especially being surrounded by so much greenery. The weather, however, was another story - cold and windy. It was definitely not beach weather.
Summer has finally arrived! I hope you're all enjoying it so far! Some of you may live in a place where it's warm all year round, so summers may not seem like a big deal to you. But to those living in a place like Seattle, we always lack vitamin D. Even spring time could be rainy, gloomy, and windy. So summer is kind of a big deal here! To celebrate the nice weather, we'll be heading off to a beach in Oregon tomorrow. The weather there will be a little cooler than it is here, but at least there's no sign of rain! We'll also be driving through Olympic National Park which I know will be beautiful. Any of you been there before?
As I was doing some packing yesterday, I started placing everything I'll need on my bed. Right away I felt inspired to draw all these essential things that one may need for summer time because you may also be thinking about your summer. Did I miss out any other essentials?
If you're following The English Student on Instagram, you may be able to follow our short road trip with our little dog Maggie.
Are you going or planning on going anywhere fun this summer?
The other night I had a hard time falling asleep so I started watching the show Seinfeld. It was an episode where one of the characters, George couldn't keep a secret. He kept trying hard to maintain an expressionless face so that Jerry, his friend wouldn't know he was keeping something from him. Jerry could sense something was going on and says, "So that's your poker face?" George says, "No, that's my regular face!" It was obvious it was not his regular face as he had a poker face. You can see this video on the bottom of this post.
For a very long time, I've been wanting to create a post with some useful resources around the web that can help you improve your English for free. I receive a lot of emails from students asking me for suggestions, so I hope this post today will provide some useful ideas. I'll also add on any other resources as I discover more! Please share with us if you have any other resources that you've benefited from. Some students may find your suggestions useful too!
I get a lot of my lesson ideas from my personal life. Although most of the time, I'm stuck in front of my computer writing, drawing, or handling business issues, these little things in life can still inspire some great English lessons! I like to bring real-life into teaching as I believe this is what makes learning more useful, easier to remember, and more authentic. A lot of the lessons you came across about were either inspired by your emails or my own life.
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