Fred owes Sam money, and Sam needs it back. Will Fred produce the cash in time?

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Do you have friends who are not very good with money? What do they do? Should you try to help them?

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June 18 August, 2013 - 16:38

You made a right decision, I think. Friends are not the tools which we can use to finish our purposes. In fact, I always find it difficult to make friends. I can keep a normal relationship with them but I just can't go any further. And the truth is I have no close friends. One of my friends always says that she is my best friend. However, I've been wondering about that all the time. What has she done for me? Laughed at me when I got bad grades? Made fun of me whenever she liked to do? Blamed me for something that I hadn't done? Asked me for help and then said I hadn't done anything for her? She even tells everyone that I seem to be nice but actually evil inside. I sat on the floor and cried a lot. But I can't get away from her because my family owes hers many things. And now, I'm still looking for a true friend.

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Elana 19 August, 2013 - 20:27

Hi June,
The friend you mentioned isn't behaving like a good friend. She may be saying bad things about you just to make herself feel better without thinking about your feelings. Good luck dealing with this situation and try to ignore what she's saying if it makes you unhappy. 
Don't worry, you'll meet many people and make other friends throughout your life. Best wishes,
Elana (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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June 13 September, 2013 - 16:19

Thank you very much. Many people think that she is not a nice girl too, including me. But sometimes, when I'm alone, I start to think about her again. She is an extremely special girl. Even I can't understand her clearly. Despite those bad things, she still helps me with many things such as helping me with Math, being worried when I'm hurt, caring about my sister's health... And we have so many things in common. I can't get it. Maybe, both of us are very complicated...

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javicf 12 August, 2013 - 21:16

Yes, I do. I've got a friend that likes to be seen as a rich girl, but she isn't; I know her family very well and they are people of effort. Sometimes I try to tell her that she has to act like the person she is, but she is so convenced to feign what she isn't, that it has been almost impossible for me to make her enter in reason. Although, this doesn't affects me at all, at the moment I've been getting away from her, because I feel that she isn't a true friend, she looks for me just when she needs to get good marks in english or maths, and when we get to the test, she begs me to give her the answers. I really don't think that I deserve this, so I've just decided to get away from her.

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pikalochka 5 August, 2013 - 22:39

Me and my friends always try avoiding theme of money in our relations. It can really spoil them. But one of my neighbours made attempts to lend some money from me. I can say it wasnt pleasant experience...I felt nervous waiting for payback

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MALINE 3 August, 2013 - 18:14

I think it´s very important to help out to peolpe in need even if you don´t have money you can help them with food,clothes or something,everybody needs help from others.

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MALINE 3 August, 2013 - 18:12

Some of my friends aren´t good with money,they spend it as soon as they receive it.There´s a say here in méxico "Money burns my hands" it means that you spend your money immediatly and you don´t save any.

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June 7 July, 2013 - 15:50

I think among my friends, I'm the poorest. My friends are usually full of money. However, it doesn't last long because they are extremely extravagant. When they're short of money, they will ask their parents, not me! I have a special friend who is much more richer than those friends but she doesn't have much money. Whenever she brings a lot of money, she will spend it on foods. She loves eating!
In my opinion, I'm always ready to lend my friends money if they need. I think it's an action that a really good friend must do.

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Lavender 3 June, 2013 - 08:53

I think these videos very helpful in practing phrasal vebs. For me the phrasal verb is the most difficult part in English. There are so many many of them, and some phrasal verbs have the meaning which do not relate to the original verbs :( So this makes it harder to remember. Unfortunately , the native use them regularly, especically in talking.
Thank you so much, British Council.

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Hiihoi 1 June, 2013 - 15:56

Yes, I have! But she always hand it over, when I say that I need it very urgently.

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ellen 31 May, 2013 - 18:32

yes, I agree with your comments my friend Natalija.
Yes, I have got dearest friends at school is very poor

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Natalija 24 May, 2013 - 20:54

Yes, I have, one of my dearest friends at school is very poor, she lives from social help, but she's the best person I've ever met-kind, polite and an excellent student. She studies so hard, and wants to become a doctor one day, and I support her completely. I like her because she fights for brighter future, although her material situation doesn't look nice at all, but she wants progress, and I admire her. She even works and earns money for the family. I'd like to help her, but it's a complicated situation, because I don't want to make her feeling embarrassed. When is her birthday, I buy her a nice present, and I'm trying to help her as much as possible, because friendship is such an amazing thing, and we should help each other, and not to look at people from material aspect, but to look his soul and sincerity.

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June 7 July, 2013 - 15:23

Wow, you have such a great friend! And she is so lucky that she has a friend like you. I hope your friend's dream will come true one day.

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Angelica 23 May, 2013 - 20:22

HELLO
I will give money If I give money I will feel happy!!!!!
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♥ Please VOTE me????♥
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marli 23 May, 2013 - 17:52

yes, i have. some of my friends are not good with the money but they try to be like the others, because they do not want to accept their poor life.

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