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Discussion Starters

High Int

Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students read about some common fears and phobias that people in the US and around the world have. They learn vocabulary, scan an article for facts and statistics, and discuss possible cures for phobias.

  • irrational
  • anxiety
  • widespread
  • affect
  • evolve
  • natural phenomena
  • intense
  • suffer
  • according to
  • trapped
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • vocabulary preview
  • reading
  • comprehension
  • scanning
  • matching
  • paraphrasing
  • writing
  • discussion
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Quick-Fire Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Scanning for Information A(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Scanning for Information B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Odd One Out(Multiple-Choice)
  • Paraphrasing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)