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Hello and welcome to BBC Xtra English!

A study carried out in the United States suggests that the wealthiest people are those that had the most friends at school.

Over 10'000 American students were studied over a 35 year period to see how their lives developed.

Researchers discovered that people with good social skills did very well at work.

Because work is a social setting, people who built up their social skills from their time at school were able to do well at work and benefit from their friendships.

But what is the real number of friends that people should have?

Author Mark Vernon says that to have good friends and friendships, you need to have less friends.

He says that having too many friends could mean that you are not very close with any of them.

The BBC's Tom Geohgegan asked a public relations expert about her friends.

She told him that she divided her friends into three groups; her very close friends, her casual friends and those people she would rather not see.

BBC Xtra English also asked people in London what they thought about friendships and the importance of friends.

Listen to today's programme to find out what they said!

Do you think having friends is very important? Why? Write to us in English!
هل ترى ان اكتساب الاصدقاء أمر مهم و لماذا؟

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

wealthiest
أكثر ثراء
period
فترة
social skills
مهارات اجتماعية
social setting
وضع اجتماعي/ منظومة اجتماعية
benefit
يستفيد / ينتفع
friendships
صداقات
not very close
علاقة غير وثيقة
public relations
علاقات عامة
expert
خبير
divided
قسّم
casual friends
اصدقاء عابرون

I think frinedship is very imortant but not at all, perid of time you can make alotof friend like when you are in school, so by the time you will get your relation with them become less as you get older and you will not have enough time like before, but for sure you will keep relation with some those they was very close to you.

Mohamed, Winnipeg,Canada

I actually give my friends a good quite interesting because I feel comfort when I tell them about my life, my troubles and skills. they're really important for me

Bilal, Gaza, Palestine

Yes, friends are very important, but having a few closed friends is better than many non-concerted ones, and to be alone is better than the mandatory friends.

Mahmoud Moussa, Manchester, UK

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

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