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It's often difficult to ask for help... it shouldn't be!
Learning to ask for help is the first step to being ready to give some, if needed!
To give a hand... To be helpful.
To help sb to do sth
To assist sb (formal) => assistance
|To give sb a hand to do sth|
|To be helpful/ to be obliging||To be considerate towards|
|To be attentive to||To be solicitous|
|To support sb in sth||To be supportive of sb|
|To offer support to sb||To ask sb a favour|
To be solicitous A volunteer/ to volunteer
- To help somebody across the road
- To make oneself useful
- To do somebody a service/ a good turn/ a favour/
|Volunteer (the adjective is rare)||Voluntary (work)|
|To volunteer to do sg (verb)||Unpaid|
|A volunteer (noun)||A helper|
|To be inconsiderate/ thoughtless||To disturb/ to bother|
|To be a nuisance||To hinder sb's work|
|A hindrance||To hamper sb's efforts|
A helper To be considerate/ inconsiderate
- You're in the way
- To do sb a disservice/ a bad turn .
- Can you give me a hand (with this), please?/ Do you want a hand?
- Could you help me for a second, please?
- Can I ask you a favour, please?
- I wonder if you could help me with this...
- I could do with some help, please/I need some help, please.
- I can't manage. Can you help, please?
- Give me a hand with this, will you?/ Lend me a hand with this, will you?
- Could you spare a moment, please?
- Can I be of any help? / of any assistance to you?
- If it's alright with you, I'll...
- Do you mind if ... ?
- It's no trouble, I assure you.
A nuisance A hindrance
CALLING FOR HELP!
"The Mayday callsign was originated in 1923 by Frederick Stanley "Big Johnson" Mockford. Whilst senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, Mockford was asked to think of a word that would indicate distress and would easily be understood by all pilots and ground staff in an emergency. Since much of the traffic at the time was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, he proposed the word "Mayday" from the French "m'aider."
"Unlike WD-40, CVS, and TASER, SOS is not even an acronym: It's a Morse code sequence, deliberately introduced by the German government in a 1905 set of radio regulations to stand out from less important telegraph transmissions. Translated to Morse code, SOS looks like this:
“. . . – – – . . .” " (SOS: Here's What This Abbreviation Really Means | Reader's Digest (rd.com) )
To assist people To make oneself useful
I hope you'll never need to ask for help and that people will always be ready to give you some...
Now, the test! You won't need any help to pass it with flying colours, I'm sure!
Thanks a lot for working with me!
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