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Shaking with Fear

Yesterday I saw one of the best horror films I have seen. It tells the story of a terrifying ordeal in the woods of northern USA. Some of the scenes in the film sent shivers down my spine, especially the one when the students run out of the tent in the middle of the night. When they go back, one of the guy’s rucksack has been emptied. When that same guy goes missing the next day, it gives you goosebumps.

There are some fabulous sound effects, especially the ones of the wind blowing and howling. When you hear the crying voices at the end of the film, it will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Perhaps the scariest part of the film is at the end, when you see one of the surviving students literally shake with fear in the corner of the basement. It certainly frightened the life out of the girl when she saw him, and I jumped out of my skin at the end when the camera stopped filming. The film scared the hell out of me for weeks afterwards, and I’m ashamed to say that I wouldn’t go into an empty room in the house unless there was someone there with me.

IX. Read the magazine article.

What’s In A Smile?

Smiling is …

☺universal. In his travels Charles Darwin discovered that smiling was the only facial expression which was recognized instantly all over the world.

☺easy to see. It is possible to recognize a smile on someone’s face at a distance of 45 meters. You have to be much closer to decide whether the person is showing surprise, anger or fear.

☺simple. You only use one facial muscle to smile. This is the muscle that reaches down from the cheekbone to the corners of the lips. To look sad or angry you need to use at least two muscles.

☺good for you. Studies in the USA show that when you smile your heart rate slows down, your blood pressure goes down and the body begins to relax. This happens whether you are feeling happy or not. In fact, if you are feeling unhappy, the simple act of smiling is the first step to feeling better.

Date: 2015-01-02; view: 1135

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