This activity is an excerpted article from the New York Times that discusses why some people tend to enjoy fear. I created this worksheet as a Halloween Activity due to its discussion of fear, but it is not necessarily halloween themed. It was created for older age groups at an English level of around C1 or C2, aimed at improving their proficiency. The worksheet contains the excerpted article, with comprehension questions similar in style to what a student might find in the ECPE Proficiency Exam, a brief exercise in summarizing, and two exercises using the vocabulary. Theoretically, this worksheet would take about 50 minutes, with the teacher going through the text carefully, explaining as he or she goes along, answering any questions or concerns, and proceeding to the activities.