Fears and Phobias…Oh My!

Hello Everyone!

Today we explored the world of fears and phobias. We are all afraid of something or other, sometimes big things and sometimes small.

But when these fears become overwhelming and affect us in extreme ways, they become phobias. We looked at some very common phobias – like aerophobia (fear of flying), arachnophobia (fear of spiders),and claustrophobia (fear of closed spaces). And then we looked at the more unusual hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia  ( fear of long words). Take another look at this quick review of phobias for practice completing the sentences and matching the fear with its phobia phobia review and practice exercise .

For looking up the phobia name for any type of fear use common-phobias.com . It’s a fun and easy way to become an expert in phobias!

This short video showed us some very common things that can be unusual phobias.  


But, what are the ten most common phobias??? We successfully guessed half of them correctly,take a look through this slide show to see the top ten most common phobias Top 10 Common Phobias Slide Show

Now how do we cope with phobias? How do we overcome them? What advice can we give ourselves or our friends for dealing with fears and phobias?              The short video  Fear of Flying  gave us some insight into how a small bird, Dougal, overcomes his fear of flying or aerophobia.  Watch it here  


The words of the day were affluent – enrich – costly . Here are their meanings and use in a sample sentence Words of the Day .

Relax and practice!



  1. Cottonball says:

    Love the video! So funny!

  2. CINDY says:

    Last Friday when we were talking about many kinds of phobias, for one second I thought I got a phobiaphobia! 😀

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