Taking a walk in a forest can be a pleasant experience. In the afternoon, when the sun is shining brightly and the birds are singing, everything feels peaceful. But as the sun falls and dusk approaches, the gnarled branches of the trees appear to take on strange and ghostly shapes. It gives me the creeps! So, I try to hurry home from my walks before dark.
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This is related to the word creepy, like this spider. [Shudder].
If I say, “That gives me the creeps,” I mean, “It makes me feel frightened or very uncomfortable.”
Let’s look at a few example sentences:
- I don’t like it here. This place gives me the creeps! Let’s go home!
- Oh, I hate clowns! I don’t know why, but they give me the creeps!
- My sister’s new boyfriend gives me the creeps. I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something very creepy about him.
So, there we are: gives me the creeps. In the comments section, let us know: What gives you the creeps?
Now, it’s your turn to try out what you’ve learned!
- Have you ever walked through a dark woods at night? How did you feel?
- Did you ever visit the “Ghost House” in a theme park? Why or why not?
- Did you ever meet a person who made you feel uncomfortable? Why?
- Do you like visiting portrait galleries? Why or why not?
- Have you ever seen a toy that you thought was creepy? What was strange about it?
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