Describe a time when you helped others
You should say:
– Who you helped
– How you helped them
– Why you helped them
-And explain how this person benefited from your help
(Who you helped)
Actually, I can remember quite a few occasions when I tried to raise my helping hands to others. Well, today I’d like to talk about a situation when I helped a person who had been waiting to cross a road with heavy traffic for an hour. I vividly remember that it was early in the morning, when I was walking around the streets near my house, I noticed an old person standing on the other side of the road with the aim of crossing the street. He was old and quite senile, and he reminded me of my departed grandfather, to whom I felt really attached.
(How you helped them)
When I offered him help to cross the road, his eyes were full of appreciation and delight. Maybe he did not expect to receive assistance from such a young girl. On asking about his intended destination in the city, I realized that he was going in the wrong direction. Luckily, as this is my own neighborhood, I know the roads quite well, and was able to direct him to the correct one. When I accompanied him down 3 or 4 more roads, he shared a lot of engaging stories about himself.
(Why you helped them)
Actually, there is no specific reason why I helped. I try to help people whenever I can, even if it is in a small way. Especially whenever I see the old in difficulty, I recall my beloved grandparents and feel close to them somehow. As I see it, elderly people should receive more help from the community in different ways.
(And explain how this person benefited from your help)
Of course, my timely assistance saved him time and energy that day. If I had not been there, he could have got lost and felt exhausted along the road. Above all, my gestures of compassion benefited him emotionally. Honestly though, I think doing this might have made me happier than it did him. In fact, being able to help someone in need is something we can only feel and words can’t actually describe it. The most insightful lesson in life for me is that giving is also receiving.
1. vividly [adv]: in a way that is very clear, powerful, and detailed in your mind
Eg: Research suggested that people can vividly recall events that never happened.
2. senile [adj]: showing poor mental ability because of old age, especially being unable to think clearly and make decisions
Eg: I’m always losing my keys these days. I think I must be going senile.
3. departed [adj]: dead
Eg: We will always remember our dear departed friends.
4. attached [adj]: feeling close to emotionally, or loving
Eg: She really gets attached to her cats.
5. accompany [v]: to show someone how to get to somewhere
Eg: Would you like me to accompany you to your room?
6. engaging [adj]: pleasant, attractive, and charming
Eg: He has an engaging manner.
7. recall [v]: to bring the memory of a past event into your mind, and often to give a description of what you remember
Eg: The old man recalled the city as it had been before the war.
8. exhausted [adj]: extremely tired
Eg: By the time they reached the summit they were exhausted.
9. compassion [n]: a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them
Eg: I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
10. insightful [adj]: showing a clear and usually original understanding of a complicated problem or situation
Eg: She has written an insightful account of the modern art world
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