M: Oh, delicious. Yum, yum, yum. So dear listener, Rory just tells us that okay, people around me are self-sufficient. So I don't help them out much. But you can also say that sometimes I donate to charity. So how do you help people? I donate to charity, even if you don't, just use the vocabulary, okay? If you don't do anything to help the others around you, I donate to charity. Or, for example, I prefer listening to people. Right? So listening is also helping, right? It's really helpful. Or sometimes I offer a homeless person a meal, like some people buy homeless people clothes or food. Rory, do you do that?
R: Not regularly, but I did give a homeless person some food the other day. Oh, my God, it was funny because like the sweets that were there, because I try not to eat sweet things these days. So I gave them to somebody else. They were like personalized ones from somebody's wedding. I was thinking, what is this homeless person going to think when they open this bag, it's gonna be a really weird experience.
M: Another good way of helping people is redirecting your gifts. So for example, it's my birthday, and instead of just getting all the gifts, I say, okay, so if you want to buy me a present, direct this money to this charity, okay? So all the people who want to kind of get me something, they send money to this charity. Okay? So it's called like redirecting your gifts. So you ask people to donate gifts for your birthday to a certain charity. Again, like you're using nice vocabulary. Usually, I redirect my gifts and help, I don't know, homeless children.
R: I feel really bad now. About my birthday.
M: I know, Rory, you should, you know, you live in freaking Scotland. You know? And you could do some help there.
R: I could, but I'm busy working, so...
M: Okay, okay, okay. How about a Gucci dress? If not a bag, then a dress. It will help me.
R: You are not a charity case, Maria. No matter how many requests you make, it is not going to happen.
R: What's the next piece of vocabulary or grammar?
M: Okay, okay. And another thing that you can say I just smile and spread positivity. Positivity? Positive. Positivity. Right?
R: Positivity. I smile and spread positivity. Obviously, I don't do that. That is not something I am accustomed to doing. But you could do that and say it's helping.
M: Yeah, so how do you help? I smile and spread positivity around me.
R: I'm just super positive about life.
M: And then kind of you smile at the examiner. Do you feel my positivity?
R: And then the examiner fails here because you're not doing anything.
M: No. No, it's good collocations.
R: I know, you don't lose marks for your behaviour.