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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



Language level

Intermediate: B1


I feel good about animals, I like them because we need them. I've never been to Britain, so I don't know if what Tess and Ravi said is True or not.
It's very common to have a pet in my country, most of the people have dogs or cats for pets but some people have other kind of animals like spiders or birds, I used to have a dog when I was a child but I don't like to have pets anymore because there's pets everywhere nowadays in the city where I live and not all of the owners are good owners, I mean there's a really problem here of overpopulation of dogs and not all of the owners behave responsibly with it and it's common to have attacks and accidents with dogs on the street and in the parks. Lots of people leave the dogs all day inside a house when they go out to work and the dogs start barking when they feel alone. But when I lived in the countryside I used to have a horse and a dairy cow and I really like having them.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!!

I don't like animals very much, but if I have to choose one of them I would rather choose cats.
Thank you for the podcasts and I wish complete them to series 5.

In my opinion the best place for dating is the beach, having a walk with your friend on a quiet beach is wonderful.
Thanks for the series, and I love listening to your podcasts.

Hi guys!
Thank you so much for another amazing podcasts series!It has helped me a lot.
I love animals,all of them.My family and I always have dogs in our house.They are the friendliest animal in the world!

Hello !
Could you help me with something, please ? I am very confused about using of "at the farm" and "on the farm". When can I use them properly ?
How it is right? " I work at the farm or on the farm ? "
"I am at the farm or on the farm"?
"This story takes place on the farm or at the farm" ?
"I saw many animals at the farm or on the farm "?
Thank you very much !
All the best !

Hello clauvera2016,

I think on the farm describes something which is a part of the farm and not just located there.

At the farm has a more general meaning. It describes something which is located there and may or may not be part of the farm.


If I said 'I'm working on the farm' then it would be clear that I am doing something related to farming – working in the fields, looking after animals etc.


If I said 'I'm working at the farm' then I could be doing something related to farming, but I could also be doing something at that location, such as decorating the house or fixing the roof.



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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!'?