Helping others

Helping others

Read about ways to help others then do the exercises to help you practise your reading in English.

Help

Do the preparation exercise first. Then read the text and do the other exercises.

Reading text

Helping others

Helping others is a great thing to do. You can learn new things and have fun. You can help people, animals or the environment. It can make you feel good too! How can you help?

Charities are organisations that help others, for example, UNICEF or the World Wildlife Fund. You can help charities by giving your time, giving money or giving things that you own. You can also help people or places you know.

Volunteering

Volunteering is when you give your time to help others. Some ways of volunteering are:

  • visiting old people to talk to them or help them
  • walking dogs at an animal shelter
  • cleaning up a park.

Fundraising

Fundraising is when you collect money to help others. Some ways of fundraising are:

  • making cakes or biscuits to sell
  • doing a sponsored activity. For example, family and friends give you money if you finish a long walk.

Donating

Donating is when you give your things to help others. Some ways of donating are:

  • giving your old toys or clothes to a charity that helps sick children or poor people
  • giving your old books to a library.

Fun facts

  • 5 September is the International Day of Charity
  • The world record for volunteering is 77,019 hours!
  • The largest sponsored walk was in the Philippines. There were more than 175,000 people!

So what can you do to help others?

Discussion

Tell us some ways you have helped others or would like to help others.

Average: 3.7 (13 votes)

Submitted by LadyFarmTelephone on Thu, 15/02/2024 - 00:00

Permalink

If I see a poor person I will give the person some food and clothes

Submitted by NeverFridayStarfish on Thu, 16/12/2021 - 12:15

Permalink
I do fundraising for people get volcano erruption

Submitted by LadyCrystal20 on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 14:16

Permalink
I give my old clothes and toys to people like my household workers children.

Submitted by SparklyCarrot20 on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 09:20

Permalink
I helped once someone to find the location.

Submitted by CaptainDrum90 on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 07:29

Permalink
I've never donated, fund-raised, volunteered, or given away charity. I would give food to people in need in the future.

Submitted by FunnyTrumpet90 on Wed, 08/09/2021 - 04:55

Permalink
I give my toys and clothes to poor children.

Submitted by PurpleMusicCactus on Thu, 19/08/2021 - 09:28

Permalink
Hi , my name is PurpleMusicCactus . 1 years ago , my school have a big charity organization . I gave money ,toys , books and old clothes . My mom didn’t do a fund for the poor guys . But my mom gave some money for them . My dad gave some money , too . We are donating . My class are donating , too . Some people has a fund . They are fundraising .

Submitted by QueenSkippingX… on Mon, 09/08/2021 - 06:11

Permalink
I am donating my old clothes and toys and I once gave a poor old man some money

Submitted by KingEelWind on Sun, 08/08/2021 - 09:15

Permalink
I usually help my mom wash dishes. I share cookies with my friend. I put the trash in the bin.

Submitted by BronzeMagicKitty on Fri, 16/07/2021 - 07:11

Permalink
I give my money to poor people

Submitted by PurpleKitty900 on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 03:33

Permalink
I gave my money to poor guy.

Submitted by NoisyTiger500 on Wed, 14/07/2021 - 11:34

Permalink
I Help money to poor become good

Submitted by SilverShirtTomato on Fri, 25/06/2021 - 11:43

Permalink
I cooked cakes and sold them at the charity event

Submitted by CaptainMesozoi… on Fri, 25/06/2021 - 09:13

Permalink
in a day camp, we do a charity event for the dogs from shelter. we made poster. i was writing, daniel was stick pictures, and ala, staś and ms. Aldona were stick the poster on the cork board in the corridor. parents were give a lot food for dogs!

Submitted by PrincessPetalWolf on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 16:39

Permalink
Yes, I have donated toys and old clothes to hospitals that fight against cancer.

Submitted by YellowUnicornJewel on Sat, 21/11/2020 - 19:07

Permalink
I am donating my old toys and old clothes

Submitted by GoldGlassPuppy on Sun, 27/09/2020 - 13:59

Permalink
For me, i would create a few Charity Boxes and i would put my old toys, my old drawings and my old books to help children who are stuck in hell but i will hand them to heaven.

Submitted by ForeverPharaoh… on Sat, 29/08/2020 - 14:52

Permalink
i saw people in public doing some charity for those people who are poor

English courses for children aged 6-17

Learn more

Sign up to our newsletter for free learning tips and resources

We will process your data to send you our newsletter and updates based on your consent. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every email. Read our privacy policy for more information.