Talking about fear

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Talking about fear

There are many words and expressions you can use to talk about fear.

Questions

  • How did you feel?
  • How did you react?
  • What was your reaction?
  • Were you afraid of…?
  • Were you scared of…?
  • Were you terrified of…?

Responses

I wasterrified, spooked, petrified …
afraid of …
frightened of …
scared of …
It was aterrifying ordeal.
Itscared the hell out of me.
sent shivers out of me.
frightened the life out of me.
gave me goosebumps.
Ijumped out of my skin.
shook with fear.

Short dialogue

Latifa is talking about her fear when she saw the criminal

Nancy:How did you feel when you saw the criminal?
Latifa:I jumped out of my skin.