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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!

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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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


People in my country love animals and like to keep some animals as a pet. Dogs and cats are popular pets that people keep.My favorite pet is a pomerian dog that’s lovely cute and clever.I’m going to buy it next week.

my favorit pet is dog. I Think, they are really beautiful and loyal. But my son loves rabbits more than dogs. We have a White rabbit. the majority of people likes dogs here in Sweden.

I can't say that I am crazy about animals. I had a hamster and a parrot in my childhood. For me these animals were only as toys. My parents took care about them. I became older. I have a son and he dreamed about dog. Of course I bought a labrador for him. His name Buddy, he is only four month puppy. Buddy is a member of our family. But as for me it is very difficult and expensive to have such a big dog in a flat. You have to walk with it in any weather, you can teach and play with it, think about it health and so on. But my son happy and it is wonderful. Buddy is his best friend.

Hi everyone! I´m from Brazil and i have a dog, her name is Paçoca ( that is a very famous sweety em Brazil too), Paçoca is a sausage dog, very smart and lovely. Here in Brazil some people have pets in their houses and the moust common is dogs and cats. One day i knew a person that had a pig as your pet, in his home (not is a farm)! Very funny and a litlle bit weird!

There is a rottweiler dog in my neighborhood. Although he is there from last 2 years, he still barks suddenly by looking at our family. At Many instance, he also finds our presence uncomfortable and get away from the place. It is scary sometimes. May be his natural instincts are the reason for his behavior. We are waiting for him to be more social. I hope his care taker will train him to understand things in proper way.

i like goldfish more than other pets

I'm a dog person. Most brazilian have a dog or cat in their houses. Because some cities are too danger, people use dogs to protect their houses. I'd like to get a goldfish for my son. He loves animals in general. I think dogs are more loyal and friendly than cats.

I love animals. I´ve been in Britain for 7 days and I didn´t see any animals, but I think that Tess and Ravi said the true, however I think tha there are people that love animals more then others.

I live in Brazil and here most of the people love animals. The most common pets here is dog and cats. I don´t have anyone because I live alone and I travel a lot, but if I could I´d have a dog.

I had a dog several years ago, but I don't have anymore now. I miss the past time with it. In China, there are very different attitude to dogs. It depends on the economy level. Pepole who live in big cities look dogs as a member of family, however, in rural area, dogs are regarded as tools and meats. What a disaster!

Here in Argentina the majority of people love dogs and cats. I have a dog, it's a member of the family. I love horses too, but I haven't one.