- Describe a time when you offered to help others You should say:
- What you were helping the person with
- Who did you help
- When it happened
- And explain how you felt after helping the person
I have heard a saying that giving roses in other’s hands, fragrance keeps in mine. This simple sentence shows the pleasure people can get from offering help to others. And thafs what I had experienced several months ago.
My friend Zeph held an exhibition to display his paintings in Shanghai and he needed to translate the introductions and descriptions of his work in order to communicate better with foreigners. Considering the limited budget, Zeph couldn’t afford a professional translator, but he knew that I had been focusing on learning English for my future study abroad, so he came to me for help. My language ability needs some improvement though, I still said yes and accepted the task.
As you may know, the contents of artwork are usually abstract and romantic, so there were countless obscure words which are hard to find out the corresponding translations in English. But I tried my best to organize my language to reduce the translations, during which, I had learnt authentic phrases, so literally, I offered the help and gained progress in English as well.
Zeph later told me that thanks to my help, he got the compliments from many foreign visitors and even sold several paintings, which built my confidence and motivated me to work harder in improving myself.
1.Should parents help children with their homework?
Of course not. I don’t think it is helpful for the children, because they have to know that everyone should be responsible for their work. In such way, their children may take it for granted that they are allowed to rely on others. While the fact is that they should be independent because nobody could be responsible for them after they grow up.
2.On which occasions should parents guide their children?
In my view, on occasions that will influence children’s qualities, parents should guide them. For example, a child tells a lie to his parents because he wants to cover his mistakes, and in this way, his parents should guide him that it is fine to make mistakes but he has to be honesty and to hold the responsibility bravely.
3.Why should people help others?
I always believe that, everyone will be in trouble someday, so when you are able to help others, please don’t refuse it. Otherwise, you will find it hard to find anyone to aid you when you need them. Also, it is a pleasant and joyful thing to help others, why not to do so?
4.What are the qualities that a neighbor should have?
I think the most important one should be not disturbing others. It is noisy and annoying if your neighbor makes out some noise which influence your leisure time, or even your sleep. In other words, a neighbor should stand in others* shoes so that the relationship will be fine.
5.Should the young help the old in doing housework?
Yes, of course. When we are in our childhood, it is our parents to do housework and to take care of us. And now when we grow up, it is the time for us to share some housework so that our parents can rest for some time. Besides, doing housework together will be a good way to communicate with each other.
6.What advice do Chinese parents give to their kids?
Most Chinese parents usually tell their children a saying that an old horse knows the way, especially when children refuse to listen to their advice. I think most Chinese parents would like to transfer their mind to their children, while even a child, he is a person belonging to himself. So maybe Chinese parents should learn listening to their children.
7.Is the young willing to help the old?
It depends, most young people would like to do the housework but more parents are reluctant to let them to do so. This situation is quite general in China. Our parents are used to taking care of us, even we have already grown up. Like my mother usually think I’m not good at doing housework, so it is better for me to stay in my room rather than helping her in housework.