Describe an occasion when you helped a person.
You should say:
What the situation was
Who you helped
How you helped him/her
And explain how you felt about it
Do you like helping others?
In your view, should children be taught to help others?
How can we encourage children to help others?
Do you think people are less willing to help others these days?
How can charitable organizations help people?
What do you think are the benefits of having unpaid volunteer workers?
Well, I think it is normal to offer help when other people meet difficulties. I have been helped and I also have helped others. From the experience, I could feel that I am warmly treated. However, not every time when we offer help, our sympathy is well received and appreciated. I remember one time that I was ill-treated. It happened in a park. When I was walking on the path, a middle-aged man approached me and he looked extremely anxious. He told me that he was about to see his son in the hospital. He just received a call from his son’s teacher and got the news that his son was seriously injured. Thus he needed to get to the hospital as soon as possible. However, his wallet was stolen on the bus, and he asked me to lend him money to take a taxi. At first I was very hesitant and I was worried that it might be a fraud. But then the man offered me his driving license and asked me to keep it as a guarantee and that he would definitely pay me back and get back his driving license. So I took his words and lent him 200 yuan.
However, when I tried to contact this man the following day, he didn’t answer the cell phone. After I tried a few more times, he turned off the phone. It was not until then that I noticed that I was duped. I felt very disappointed. I would definitely be more watchful next time.
This experience teaches me a lesson. You should never be cheated by the thing you see through your eyes. People can’t lose their sympathy towards the weak, but necessary observation and suspect is reasonable when people are ready to offer help to somebody.