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Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

Date: Jan 18 2008

Themes: Friend


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It’s hard to know how you’ll react in an emergency until one happens. Some people shut down and hide while others rise to the occasion and help.

But life is full of little emergencies where you can practice doing the right thing. Yesterday both Devan and Marni had to pull it together and be a little bit brave. Listen to them talk about it.


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Marni:  So I was riding the train last night and this crazy fight broke out and this guy broke a window and I see fighting and…first reaction…I jumped out of my seat and knocked on the door to alert the driver of the situation. It just was so shocking. I couldn’t believe I was seeing what I was seeing.

Devan:  That’s so crazy because I was in a really similar situation yesterday where…

Marni:  Really…

Devan:  ...I was standing next to this guy and out of nowhere he punched in a window of a parked car and stole a bag out of it and ran.

Marni:  Whoa! Right in front of you!

Devan:  Right in front of me.

Marni:  Wow, so did you…What did you do?

Devan:  I was kind of in shock and it took me a minute, and then I realized that I needed to call 9-1-1. And so I called them and told them what happened and described the guy, told them which way he was going and stuff. But I’d never called 9-1-1 before, and I felt really good about doing it, you know? Because I was like, “Maybe now they’ll catch this guy.” But I wish I had reacted a little quicker because it took me a like a whole minute to process the situation.

Marni:  Yeah. I think in those situations you’re not really…It’s, like, so shocking what you’re seeing but I think it’s good, you did the right thing and you called 9-1-1 and I think, you know, people when they see situations like that, they need to react and they need to call people on it. It’s not OK. You know, the saying, “being the good Samaritan,” you hear that but it’s true, you gotta do that because…This can’t happen! We live in a society here. People can’t be breaking windows in front of people, that’s not OK.

Devan:  We have to be looking out for each other.

Marni:  Exactly.



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When Marni was riding the train last night a fight broke out. It was shocking, but she immediately ran up to get help from the driver.

Devan saw something something shocking yesterday too. Someone broke into a car right next to her. Unlike Marni, it took her a moment to know what to do. She called the police, but wishes she had called sooner.

Have you ever witnessed a small crime? How did you react? How do you think you would do in a big emergency? Have you ever experienced one before?



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I have never experienced a big emergency, but I’ve already seen little crimes – some street and supermarket robberies! In the past I experienced also robberies in my mom clothing store and also in a car garage. For the last, police alert us, so we felt like justice as made, they got the guys!
Those are shocking and unexpected situations because it came out of nowhere! For one of the experiences I’ve seen, i called 9-1-1. Police have tried to locate the thief.
I absolutely agree that we should rise to the occasion and look out for each others! Also, call on for those type of situations, trying to reduce crime.

06:48 PM Oct 07 2017 |



this saying comes from the Bible. :) 

01:26 AM Jun 05 2012 |




hello i love english and i listen this audios i like very good thank-you very much

01:55 PM Jul 24 2011 |

Robin didi

Robin didi



04:54 AM Jan 30 2008 |

xiao lin zi


they are good sarmaritan!

06:04 AM Jan 29 2008 |



It is quite fine to know that the world is soooooooooo large beyond our imagination and there are trillions and trillions of GOOD SAMARITANS and would be Samaritans.

God Bless all.

05:56 AM Jan 25 2008 |




such things sometimes could be and when it will happen, very urgent to react on it.  In this case I try catch him by myself

06:38 AM Jan 24 2008 |




I wonder what I will do if I was in an emergency ,maybe I wiil feel afraid .I should take them as example

05:28 AM Jan 24 2008 |


Hong Kong

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04:23 AM Jan 24 2008 |




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This website is for people to learn english.but chinse name ,o,you had better change one ,that is better

02:24 AM Jan 24 2008 |




I had never met such things before,but i often saw some accident when i was in the bus from one country  to anothe country.

yes,if i met such things,i will be very nuvours.indeed


02:21 AM Jan 24 2008 |



yes,everyone should learn from leifeng Cool

04:00 PM Jan 23 2008 |



helping someone is a noble act but still looking out is a choice. Kindness isn’t an obligation…it is something that you will feel naturally if you have a golden heart, a heart that is open for everyone. I like the existence of this law…

11:44 AM Jan 23 2008 |




too difficult

09:07 AM Jan 23 2008 |





 that is very good study english!

07:28 AM Jan 23 2008 |



Being a good samaritan makes me feel good, i experienced it many times before…. and it is also obeying our God doing good to someone who is in need!!!

06:39 AM Jan 23 2008 |



An emergency can be happened every where,when to anybody. When it happens , every one need to have good reaction, get help from others, for instance, polices, neighbors,friends,etc.

Nowadays, everyone need to be looking out for each other, also care person near you. The peaceful society need us mutual help together.

Friends, let's be good samaritans.Smile

01:28 AM Jan 23 2008 |




Well… This kinds of situations could happen to anyone of us, anytime… So I think, we always should be ready to help.

And as Jesus said it before, we must love others as we love ourselves.

God bless you all!

04:05 AM Jan 22 2008 |




01:37 AM Jan 22 2008 |

Ana M


Nowdays, no one cares about stuff like this. They think that calling for help is a stupid thing… We need more Good Samaritans!

03:34 PM Jan 21 2008 |

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