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Episode 20

The end is here! But not forever... This is the last podcast of Series 3. Adam talks about animal noises and we hear the latest from Carolina and Emily.

Elementary Podcasts

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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 lover?
  • 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?

Language level

Intermediate: B1


i love animals.they are incridble,the feeling they have for each other and for humans is one of the greatest things i ve seen.

i dont know much about how british people treat animals,but i think they love dogs.

in my country(iran) all of the people are not animal lovers,and even there are some people that bother them and unfortunately there are not suitable laws to support animals

Honestly I’m not a big pet lover, there’s only dog living in my house while some other people for instance, can have more than one pet. From where I am, people treat pretty well with animals. Indeed, I can’t remember a family which doesn’t have at least a pet.
Besides, I would say I’m very grateful for all the series of elementary podcasts I had to go through. Thanks to you The Learn English Team for your feedback. Indeed, my listening skill got much better.

hello!I join Abdulla05 in his comment:I enjoyed all the podcasts Serie 3;It was a great pleasure to listen to the different characters ,to learn various topics and improve my english vocabulary!It was pleasant to do the exercises too!Thanks to the whole team.
For my part,I love animals;When I was a child ,we always had cat and dog at home and now It's the same:I've got two dogs:a labrador male (Kazan)and a "berger hollandais" female(Night).I think animals bring a lot to humans..whether it is dog,cat,horse..or others...I couldn' do without my pets!HAPPY SUMMER TO EVERY BODY!


So I've completed Elementary podcast series one, two and three.

I've got a question about the transcript:

Emily: Carolina del Barco! I know what you're thinking. Don't you say a word!

I think that in the previous podcast you said that we always use the imperative without a person. But you used the personal pronoun 'you'.
Wouldn't it be better to say: 'Don't say a word!'?


Hello User_User,

The imperative does not generally have a stated subject. However, it is possible to add 'you' to make the sentence more emphatic, and this is an example of that.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone, I am back. I listened and commented through 20 episodes of series 03. I started my job in early January, so until now, I can write my comment for the last this episode. I love animals. My family has a dog and we love him. I think all animals can understand people's language, just they can not speak. But we can feel their emotions by looking into their eyes. And I think the British love pet too.
By the way, I would like to say thank you to British Council. I learned many lessons and it helps me improve my listening skills and learn more about British culture. I hope you will make more podcasts and videos to help everyone who uses English as a second language (besides the native language). Thank you again.

Hello ! I love all the animals ,but Rottweilers are having a special place in my heart , I have two of them Kira and Luna (sisters) , they are my kids so I love them very much.

Hello! I am pet lover! I have my little cat. His name in translate for English - Socks, because his first joy be my socks. I love my cat.

I think the best place for first date are a restaurant or in park , in these places you can talk and know each other better , in cinema I don´t think it is a good idea , because there you can´t talk and in the first date this make it a bit strange .
I like animal and pet , but after got married I haven´t got any ,

We had cows, dog and chickens that we cared for our garden when I was child so I can say I grew up with animals and I like them so much, but I don't lean to have a pet because of my cleaning obsession. However most of my friends have a pet/ pets and also the majority of the people in my country love keeping a pet. I have never had a pet but once my housemate kept two turtle and my mother kept parakeet.

All the best.