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A new survey [shows / showing] there are seven social classes in the United Kingdom. This is four classes more than the [tradition / traditional] class system. Last century, there were just three classes in Britain – upper, middle, and working class. This system [squared / centered] around people's wealth, [education / educates] and job. The new survey, from the BBC, shows how the [times / timings] have changed. The BBC says the old [models / model] is too simple and a [newish / new] one is needed to show someone's class. This new model includes how [rich / richly] you are, your schooling and your occupation, but [adds / additions] several more points. These include savings, how many people you know, [socially / social] networking, and cultural interests and activities.

The BBC study is called the Great British Class Survey. More than 161,000 people [answered / answering] questions about their life. The researchers looked at all the information and decided that Britain's way [for / of] measuring class needed modernising. The top class is the "elite" – the [richest / wealth] people. This is followed [by / from] the "established middle class," the "[techno / technical] middle class," and the "new [affluence / affluent] workers". The three [under / bottom] classes are the "traditional working class," the "emergent service workers," and the [poor / poorly] . Six per cent of Britons are in the elite class. They have [saved / savings] of more than $200,000 and went to a top university. Fifteen per cent are in the poor class. These [earn / yearn] less than $12,000 a year.

 


 
 

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