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Episode 01

LearnEnglish 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!

Tess & Ravi

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8

Exercise

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.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Hi
For me I dont like animals at all because animals husbandry is very disgusting.

In my country, we don't have pets because we find them disgusting, espicially pigs which considered to be filthy animals and it's even Haram to eat their meat.
Thanks

could you publish another series for higher level advanced for instance

Hello Omran Shahrour,

Thank you for the suggestion. We'll certainly keep your request in mind when we plan future materials.

In the meantime, you can find higher level listening materials on our listening page:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening

 

You can also use the search facility. Just enter the level you want (C1, B2 etc) and look through the results.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi

I can’t listening the podcast and I don’t know why?

All podcasts it is error. Please help me and thank you.

Hello Ahmed Abdulhamid,

There is a technical problem with our audio. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for telling us. We are working on a solution and hopefully the audio will be working soon.

Best wishes,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Tea

Hi everyone!
Thanks for another series.Here in Brazil,dogs and cats are the most popular pets we have.
Unfortunelly,because of the Covid19,many people are abandoned their pets.They think that the animals can infect them with the disease.
I wish all the best for all animals around the world.

Hi there!

I think there's a little mistake in the task 4 at the last sentence:
"It's is long and thin and hasn't got any legs."
There's "is" and its short form ('s) in the same time...
Can you check it ?
Sorry about my remark... Maybe I didn't understand well...
Thank you very much for all your work here ! For me it's very helpful ! I love this site and this section (podcasts) !

Bye !

Hello clauvera2016

Yes, you are right! Thanks for pointing that out -- we'll fix it as soon as we can.

Best wishes

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

The most popular animal here is camels, it is ties with traditions. Also there is some people use watchdog in their farms or in big houses. In my personal opinion, I do not prefer to have a pet, because I am afraid of her and I do not like to touch me firmly. But I really good viewer of the animal life programs.

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