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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  • 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 am also a pet lover . I have never been to Britian .But I can easily know British is the country of pet lovers by watching a movie called" A street cat named BOb".
In my country , only rich people can have pets bcoz it will cost alot of money to take care of them.And people can't give a space for them. More and more people don't like street cats and dogs and kill them. It breaks my heart whenver I hear that sad news. But alot of peple from country side loves dogs and cats and take care as their children.
By the way , I have three cats now. One is male and he is absolutely Black. I named him Akon .The other two are female and yellow ,named Britiny and Amy. But I prefer dogs than cats ,coz dogs are loyal and best friends for humans .When I was kid ,I had alot of dogs and had a great time with them. I wish I could get that time again .

I am new here but I am really enjoyed to listen this podcast. The exercise are so interesting und helpful.

I'm not comfortable with animals like cats and dogs around me. I prefer them playing in the secure distance that´s because I have allergy and began to sneeze...lol. But in Brazil, many people have pets ,but there are thousands pf dogs on the streets abandoned by their owners...

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I hope, you´ll develop more this system. I would like to have option to speak and write something, sometimes with you. It would be great!
Speaking about pets. I live in the Basque Country and here day a day I see more pets. I think mostly dogs and cats but I don´t know if it´s so.
Why is the reason of this increase? I don´t know, but I´d say people are looking for more affectivity, more company and seems that the affective partner is more difficult, more problematic

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i like it. thanks

I don't have animals, but i find them interesting!!
good night

Hi, I am from Myanmar (Burma).I lives in Yangon which is city of Myanmar. I loves dog and cat as much as in my country people. I have a cat and she is very clever and lovely.In our country stray dog are many so people are afraid to become rabies. But most of people love dog than cat because they believe that dog is faithful to human.

very difficult. help me?