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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

  • In life there are times when you need to be able to ask someone for help.

  • Maybe you're in danger or trapped somewhere.

  • Maybe you just want to ask for help because you're going to attempt a task that you know

  • will be too difficult to do alone.

  • Or maybe you've already started on a task, and you're of the middle of doing it and you've

  • found out it is too difficult and you want to ask more directly for help.

  • So let's look at a number of ways to ask for help in English.

  • Let's first look at the situation of being in danger or trapped.

  • Imagine you're in an elevator and you need to be able to yell for help.

  • The simplest way to do this in English is to yell, "Help".

  • "Help!

  • I'm stuck in an elevator!"

  • "Help!

  • I'm stuck in the elevator!"”

  • You could also say, "Help me!"

  • "Help me!

  • I'm stuck in the elevator."

  • And if it's more than just you, you could say, "Help us!

  • We're stuck in the elevator!"

  • In the second situation, let's imagine you're about to attempt a task and you know it's

  • going to be too difficult.

  • Maybe there's a large box that you know you can't lift.

  • There are several ways to politely ask for help to be able to do this job.

  • The first would be to ask someone, "Could you help me lift this box?"

  • You could also say, "Would you be able to help me lift this box?"

  • You could also say, "Could you give me a hand with this box?"

  • Those are ways to politely ask someone to help you with a job before you do it.

  • But let's imagine you thought you could lift the box yourself, but you've lifted it and

  • you realize it's too heavy and you are going to drop it.

  • Here are a few ways to ask someone more directly for help.

  • You could say, "Little help here please!"

  • Or

  • "I could use a little help here please."

  • Or

  • "Give me a hand!"

  • All of these are ways to ask more directly for help when you're in the middle of a task

  • that maybe you should not have attempted in the first place.

  • Well that's a number of ways to ask for help in different situations.

  • I hope this has helped you a little bit while you continue to learn English.

  • Before you go I just wanted to say thank you so much for watching these videos.

  • If you could just take some time to share this video with other people I would really

  • appreciate it.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

  • I hope you have a great day.

Hi Bob the Canadian here.

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9 Ways to Ask for Help in English

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    Yukiko posted on 2018/09/04
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