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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



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


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I'm Toufik from Algeria .
Thank you for this great website.

I love animals. I've never been in Britain and I hardly could imagine how it could be to see people taking their reptiles out for a walk. In my country you can find four attitudes about animals. First, some people like me that love animals and take care of them as a family members. Second, people that think about them not as pets but as animals that must do a job in our houses. Third, people that doesn't have a real point of view about them and have no interest in them. Fourth, people that hate pets.

I love animals, especially cats. I've never been in Britain, but I really wonder about reptiles as the most popular pets there. I just can't imagine how people taking care of reptiles in their houses. However I think it's true that Britain love pets. I see that many inspirational stories about animals come from Britain.

In my country, I think it's not too common to have pets. Some people have, but usually it's just happened for rich people. In fact, actually there are a lot of animals around us that are not taken care. Especially for cats, in Indonesia there is a huge number of them but most of them roam in many public places and no one is taking care of them. I am one of people who care about these cats. I put sympathy on them so I once took a poor little kitten from the street and took care of him at my house.

i was wondering where to read the transcript,tks

Hello WP601999,

You can find the transcript in the 'Instructions and downloads' section, just above the exercises.

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