# Part 2 帮助朋友 #
Describe a time when you helped a friend
You should say:
When it was
How you helped him/her
Why you helped him/her
And how you felt about it
1）When it was
2）How you helped him/her
3）Why you helped him/her
4）And how you felt about it
I would like to talk about a time when I helped my best friend Emma quit bad life habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
You see, back in college, she used to stay up late very often to play computer games, and certainly she didn’t think much about what it would do to her body. I was a bit concerned. I did some research online, only to find there are many potential risks if you keep being sleep-deprived. For example, you could easily become bad-tempered, and of course, there’ll be dark circles around eyes, and you’ll gain a weary looking.So I put together my findings, and shared them with Emma. She was also surprised to know just how hazardous an unhealthy lifestyle could be. Then I shared more advice, such as the way to maintain a balanced diet, including increasing the intake of vitamin and fiber by eating more than two different kinds of veggies and fruits every day. I was glad that she listened. She read those materials carefully, reduced her time spent on games, planned and followed a much healthier schedule. She got less addicted to games and I could tell she was getting more energy during the daytime.
I felt so happy for her change. I have to admit: it also gave me a sense of achievement, seeing I had helped another person become better and healthier.
lend a helping hand 伸出援手
have to admit 不得不承认
# Part 3 帮助朋友 #
1） How do people usually help each other?
In many ways I’d say. For example, when we meet children in poverty-stricken mountainous areas, we can make donations within our capabilities; when we our friends have a bad mood, we can take them out to relax, and help them feel better. To put it simply, in order to be helpful, try to figure out the problem of others and provide constructive solutions.
2）How is online help different from real-life help?
Online help can only solve some remote problems, such as helping classmates or friends to solve academic problems, or guiding teaching through voice and video, but not demonstrating in person. Real-life help can be more efficient sometimes,because you can personally know the problems and observe more details, such as helping others repair computers, install machines, and so on. In general, online help and real-life help have their own advantages and disadvantages, which can only be reflected in a specific situation.
3）Should schools be responsible for teaching students how to cooperate?
I do believe that the school plays an essential role in children's growth, and it should be responsible for the education of morality and other important abilities. For students, the two places where they spend the longest time are family and school. The school should work with parents to cultivate children's good qualities, including learning to cooperate.
Cooperation can improve efficiency, allow students to exchange ideas and gain more perspectives.
4）What are the differences between help from friends and help from family?
It's hard to tell, I think. The quesiton needs to be analyzed according to specific situations. When I encounter difficulties, like academic problems, I would ask the help from my friends, since they are close and can quickly help me solve my problems. And the communication is easy. However, in some cases, it is better to accept the help from family, for example, when I need money to pay for the tuition, I have to turn to my parents for help, coz their love is unconditional, and there’s no need to worry about being embarrassed to ask.