DEEP WATER By William Douglas
WARMING UP Let’s look at the different types of phobias : • What do you fear from? What are you phobias? • Have you ever tried to overcome fear? How? • What change did you find in your life after over coming fear?
CLAUSTROPHOBIA • An extreme fear of being in a closed space
SUMMARY • The following excerpt is taken from “Of Men and Mountains “ by William Douglas . It reveals how as a young boy William Douglas nearly drowned in a swimming pool. In this essay he talks about his fear of water and thereafter how he finally overcame it.
Notice these words and phrases in the text and infer their meanings from the next slide • Treacherous • Misadventure • Subdued my pride • Bob to the surface like cork; • Flailed at the surface • Curtain of life fell • Fishing for landlocked salmon • Back and forth across the pool
MEANINGS : ARRANGE THEM AS PER LAST SLIDE • Dangerous • From one end to the other • Move up to the surface of water at once like a cork • Mischance, misfortune • Fishing Salmon in waters which were completely surrounded by land • Controlled my pride • Was about to die • Moved arms and legs around without control.
HOW DID DOUGLAS DEVELOP FEAR FOR WATER ? DESCRIBE HIS STRUGGLE TO COME OUT OF THE WATER.
SNORKELLING • images.jpg
WHITE WATER RAFTING • images5.jpg
KAYAKING • images7.jpg
FISHING • images9.jpg
SCUBA DIVING • image3.jpg
FISHING • images8.jpg
CANOEING • ..\
SOMETHING TO DO : • Give an account of the fears and emotions of William Douglas as he made efforts to save himself from being drowned in the Y.M.C.A pool.