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Last updated at 13:05 GMT, Tuesday, 17 January 2012


For this special Halloween edition of Express English, we asked people...

What are you scared of and why?

Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!

Join the conversation. What are you scared of and why? Use the form below to let us know.

The Express English team

This is what some people in London told us.

Not surprisingly, some people were scared of spiders. One woman who saw one in her house said it scared her to death.

Another man discovered he had a fear of heights only when he got to the top of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. He said it was scary.

And one man was actually scared of clowns; although they're funny, he thinks they're evil!

Did you know?


A survey in the UK found that 1 in 7 people are scared of going to the dentist.

Language tip

Phobia is a word that means a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.

Cultural tip

A traditional Chinese lion dance is performed to scare away evil spirits but also to summon good luck.

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