Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hello, everybody. It's me, Elliot from E. T. J. English and welcome to this Halloween special English lesson. I love this time of year. Halloween's great. You know, I love all things spooky and scary and horror movies. I mean, I'm basically a vampire, but I don't just love it because of all the spooky Halloween stuff. I also think Autumn, which Americans called full Okay, We call it Autumn this season. I think it's a beautiful time of year. It's very aesthetically pleasing. The leaves on the trees start to change color, and they fall anyway. Today, I wanted to share some alternative ways of saying that something is Skerry or that you were scared or that something scared you. We want to paint a picture. We want to show our listener that there are many different ways that we can say we're scared. So let's start with, firstly, some vocabulary. Then we'll talk about some expressions. Let's say you're watching a scary movie or someone's telling you a spooky story. Spooky also means Skerry. There's one particular part of that movie or that story, which is absolutely chilling. Ooh, chilling chilling. Now when we go outside, for example, and it's cold will say it's chilly outside. So if a part of a film or a story is chilling, it makes you feel cold and shivering on Dsquared, right? You could say that was a very chilling story. I quite like the word creepy. Maybe if you go into an old building right, it's a bit creepy in here. Just It's a bit weird and scary, and there's something not right about it. Now. If something is really, really scary, you don't want to have to say that was really scary. Why not say it was terrifying or I was terrified? Alternatively, you could say that was horrifying or I was horrified. It's a way to exaggerate. More emphasized more. Do you like scary movies? Have you ever heard of a jump scare? Jump scare is that part where the atmosphere is building and you know something is coming. You start to get the anticipation and then suddenly boot. It makes you jump Who jump, right? We call that part of the film movie. We call that a jump scare. So maybe if you experienced a jump scare, it makes your heart skip a beat. Oh, that made me jump. My heart skipped a beat. If your heart skips a beat, it's just another way of saying that really scared me. But it's, um, or expressive way of saying Maybe it made you shake like a leaf. I'm shaking like a leaf, meaning my body is shaking. I'm scared, You know, you could also say it when you're cold. You know, when you're cold and you're shivering, could say that something was petrifying or it petrified you. To be petrified means to be scared so much that you can't move your stuck. Still, we might even say that we are scared stiff again, stiff. We can't move so many different ways of showing that we're scared, right? It's very, very common. Very, very common in informal situations for people to say, for example, that scare the shit out of me or I just myself. Okay, it may sound rude. It may sound disgusting, but welcome to the UK. This is how we talk here. We don't all talk like the queen. We do use a lot of profanity when we speak is a part of our culture. It's a part of being friends with people and having fun. So don't be afraid to use that with people close to you people that you're not afraid to use bad language with. So I hope you find this useful. Please tell me in the comments below using one of these new words something which recently scared you or something which scares you a lot. For example, going to the dentist. I do shake like a leaf in the waiting room when I go to the dentist. Another thing that I find quite creepy is is that that weird man with the chain saw that seems to be stood behind you. Just turn around. I'm sorry. Thank you very much for watching. If you're interested in improving your pronunciation may be working towards more of a British pronunciation. You can join my pronunciation course at e t j english dot com where you'll have access to all of my lessons on Did you'll be able to talk to me, send me voice messages on WhatsApp or wechat for feedback on my professional advice. So if you do join, I look forward to talking to you. Andi, please. If you enjoyed this lesson, give me a thumbs up. Don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already and I will see you next time. Cheers, guys. Bye.