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Describe a situation (or a time) when you helped someone

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Describe a situation (or a time) when you helped someone

You should say:

  • what the situation was
  • who you helped
  • how you helped

and explain how you felt after helping him/her

Sample Answer:

As human beings, we are living in a society from an ancient age and need others help to move on in both our personal and social life. It would have been too difficult if there were no friends or helping hands to support in moments of stress, disasters and unfavourable situations

I am 19 years old and live with my parents on the 8th floor of a rented apartment in Mumbai, a renowned town in India. My parents are service holders and rarely find enough time to stay at home. But I have to be at my home after finishing my college. The classes begin at 8: 00 am and ends at 2:00 pm. In an afternoon, I woke up from sleep hearing hue and cry outside of our flat. I opened the windows and found that many of the apartment block tenants are gathering on the open space and shouting loudly. It was an earthquake, a natural disaster that has suddenly hit the locality

All the apartment buildings were moving and everything inside our flat started moving from here and there. I just took my cell phone and rushed to get down too lest I get trapped inside the building as it is seen in the news. But when I rushed towards the downstairs, I saw that a sexagenarian old woman was also trying to get down. She used to live with her older son’s family in the opposite apartment of us and had a very good relation with my parents. She frequently visited our home. I addressed her as grandma like her other grandsons and daughters addressed her

She was also trying to get down fearing the destructive consequences of the earthquake but could not walk faster on the staircase like the other people as she was weak and old. I was at her back and I also could not move for her slow movement. Suddenly I thought what if I help her to get down with me? Although the entire apartment building was trembling, there were chances to get trapped inside if I do not get down of the building quickly

Then I grabbed the old grandma’s hand and told her that I will take her down. So, she agreed on my plan and allowed me to carry her to the downstairs. My heart was beating faster when the waves of earthquakes were hitting the buildings. It was like a perfect nightmare to me. I do not know how I got down grabbing one hand of the grandma

When we came out of the building, everyone came to help us and took to a safer distance of the buildings. Fortunately, nothing much happened that day but it panicked the tenants of the multistoried apartments. But I felt a deep sense of comfort inside me as I have brought the grandma out of the building. I could have avoided her and get out by myself but that would make me guilty, at least to myself. Although I risked my life for the non-relative grandma, it was truly a pleasure and the pleasant feelings are inexpressible in words.

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