Ask For Help And Give Help

Ask For Help

Passage 1 – From Someone

Dear Joe,

Could you help me? My best friend and I had a serious quarrel because of some personal affairs. Now she doesn’t talk to me and pretends not to see me when I pass by. I sent her a message to say sorry and want to make up, but she just ignored it because her parents and teacher told her that I was a bad girl. I don’t know what has happened because I have done nothing wrong. I feel hurt and sad. I don’t know what to do. Would you like to give me some advice?

Li Hua


Passage 2 – From Someone

Dear Joe,

Can you help me? Now I have a friend. She and I can’t eat together since we are not in the same class now. So we can’t talk very often, which makes me a little embarrassed when I meet her. I don’t know if she wants to end this friendship. But I don’t want to lose the friend. What advice can you give me? I’m looking forward to your suggestions.
Yours,

Li Hua


Passage 3 – From Someone

Dear Joe,

Can you help me? I used to have a best friend named Sam. We had been friends with each other for nine years. Then one year ago, when we graduated from junior high school, I said something which made her really painful. Now I’m very nostalgic for the happy time we spent together and hope that she can forgive me. But it seems as if she will never forgive me. Could you give me some advice?

Li Hua


Give Help

Passage 1 – By Jiang Yuning

Dear Daniel,

I know you may be nervous about it and it’s difficult for you to change the situation. Whatever you do, remember not to criticize him directly, or he will think that you no longer consider him as a friend. Then the situation will get worse. When people suffer great pain, they’ll be more sensitive.

I think you can have a talk with him and try to understand him. Maybe when he knows that you care about him from the bottom of your heart, he’ll tell you about his difficulties. You must tell him that it’s completely wrong to steal money. You can show him that you are willing to help him. All in all, remember to be very cautious and not to hurt him while offering help.

I hope my suggestion would be useful.

Yours,

Joe


Passage 2 – By Wang Jiangyuan

Dear Li Hua,

I’m sorry to hear that you are misunderstood by your best friend and not trusted by her. You are a good girl, I think. Everything will be Ok. Here are my suggestions.

A good or bad impression comes from your daily behavior. You can think about your behavior and find if there is any behavior that makes them think you are a bad girl. Next, find a suitable time and a relaxing place to talk with her, letting her know what kind of person you really are and how to hurt you are when she misunderstands you. Maybe you two can know each other better and get rid of the misunderstanding.

I hope my suggestions can help you. Wish you all the best.

Joe


Passage 3 – By Wang Xin

Dear Li Hua,

I’m sorry to hear that you and your friend have some problems. You said something that made her painful, she won’t forgive you and doesn’t talk with you anymore. If you want to make up with her, please follow my suggestions.

First, make a sincere apology to her. If she doesn’t listen to you, write her a letter, telling her that you have regretted saying that. Talk to her often and don’t lose touch with her. No matter what you have said, I’m sure she will forgive you because you two are the people who know each other very well. Besides, you have had such a happy time together.
I hope you can get her forgiveness and keep your friendship forever.

Best wishes


Passage 4 – By Zhang Wenqian

Dear Somebody,

I’m sorry to hear that you have problems with your friend. Best friends don’t quarrel with each other because of different ideas. If you don’t want to beat him or be beaten by him, try to find a soft way to communicate with him but not just make it more difficult for you to make up.

For your second problem, I think you can try to pay less attention to him. If he laughs at you, again and again, you can say “You’ve bothered me a lot” loudly after class when there are a lot of people present. Although embarrassing others in the classroom is not the best way to solve the problem, remember there won’t be any change if no one speaks it out.

Yours,

Joe


Passage 5 – By Bao Anqi

Dear Li Hua,

I have known your problem with your letter. I want to tell you the problem you mentioned in the letter is quite common among friends. So take it easy and here I’d like to give you my personal advice.

Firstly, you should know silence between friends can be a sharp life to cut friendship into pieces. So why not talk to her as often as possible? Although you are not in the same class, sharing interesting stories in your own classes can be quite useful to avoid embarrassment.

Secondly, you should learn to cherish the friendship between you and your friend. You are blessed with a friend who still keeps in touch with you even if she is in another class. So when there are some problems, try to solve them in time or they will become big problems in the future.

Thirdly, making friends is easy but keeping them is difficult because it takes two people’s love and patience to “ water” the “friendship tree” to make it grow better. So try to let her know your sincere heart.

Hope my suggestions can help you.

Yours,

Joe