Elementary Podcasts is back! Join Adam, Tess, Ravi and a new presenter for Series 4 as they talk about pets and whether it's true that the British are crazy about animals. Please join us, and let us know what you think!

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Leave a comment below!

  • How do you feel about animals? If you’ve been to Britain, do you think what Tess and Ravi said is true – are the British pet lovers?
  • How do people view animals where you live? How common is it for people to have pets in your country? Do you have one? What kind?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.




I love the animales like me very much. I have a dog and parrot. Also like me this podcast britishcouncil are the best.I love the voice of the girl of this podcast I love it so much it's beautiful. I send greetings from El Salvador

I love animals all kind of animals, and of course I have pets, actually I have four dogs, three of them are Labrador and the other one we don't know because we pick him up from street, he's smaller than the others, the baby.
Here in Mexico many people have a pet, mostly dogs and cats, they are a good friend for people. Although many people look after them, others are not aware of the time and respect animals need and many people here just neglect or leave them on the street, many of them are mowed down, it's so sad but that happens a lot.
It's fair to say that also many people over protect, treat and take care of their pets as a human being hehe, even some people treat pets better than humans. XD

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I'm Daniel and I'm from Poland. I live on country near Kraków. In my opinion people are usually kind to animals but sometimes you can meet people who hate animals and that is strange for me. In my point of view a lot of people have pet. It's outstanding to have a pet. I have a dog and it's awesome to go out with him for a walk. Dogs are special becouse they can feel what you feel for example when you are sad your dog is sad too.
You can always play with them and becouse of this aspect dogs are really delighted. My dogs name is Leo and he really likes to run and have fun outside. He likes eating sausage aswell.
Thanks for your show. Now, I would say my english is better.

Hello, my name is Jamal, from Somalia and I live in Sweden, I have joined this website one week ago because of to improve my language and communicate better with people.
It was a very interesting topic and it was easy to understand the topic

Hi, my name is Miguel and I'm Spanish I'm living near Valencia which is the third city in Spain. Here the dogs says guau, guau, cats says miau, miau, sheep says beee,beee and the cows and bulls say muuuuuu

Hello, i'm from Vietnam. that's right. it's very interesting that the sound of dogs in many country is different and then dogs in my country say in other meaning " go go" which is the way it protects itself.

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My name is Ghader Parak . I'm from Iran. I'm newcomer in this site and happy to join here .This is my first podcast that I listend . and I really enjoyed .Thanks for all. By the way I like most of animals and pets too .

Hello, my name is Ioanna, I'm from Greece and I live in Athens. I love all animals but my great love are cats. These days I live with a mother cat and her daughter. I adore them and I a'm sure that they love me very much too. We spent a lot of time together and usually we have fun. Sometimes. of course, I wonder if my bed is actually mine or theirs, if me sofa is mine, if...,if...,if...So many if ,but so many happy moments of playing, of giving, of taking. I could write o lot for this amazing relationship but I think it's better stopping here.

Sometimes I watch on TV some documentary about pets and animals, and I note that a lot of British people love pets who are treated very well, sometimes better than human in some poor countries.
Most dogs who are treated well in my country are used to guarding, cats are more common than dogs.
Some kinds of birds are really loved like carduelis bird canary bird.

Well, i live in Vietnam. Dogs say "gau gau", cows say "um bo" and cats say "meow". It's a little complicated