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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

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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


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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?

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We have some pages at an easier level. You can find them in Part 2 of our Find out your English level page. Where it says 'Level', choose 'A1' or 'A2'.

I would suggest you try Starting Out and our Vocabulary Games to begin.

By the way, you must write in English on LearnEnglish, so that everyone can understand you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! In my country many people have a pets, the mostly dogs and cats. Last year our dog died after being bitten by a neighbor's dog. We are very grieved at this moment, since the dog was a family member. Now we have only a cat Cornish-Rex breed, he is bald and ugly , but very affectionate. I love fluffy and cute animals.

The postcard is really interesting, and useful. I love it so much. Through the postcard I just know that British people love pet more than person and there used tobe have an organization to protect animals only in 19th century. This is quiet amazing.

I love the animales like me very much. I have a dog and parrot. Also like me this podcast britishcouncil are the best.I love the voice of the girl of this podcast I love it so much it's beautiful. I send greetings from El Salvador

I love animals all kind of animals, and of course I have pets, actually I have four dogs, three of them are Labrador and the other one we don't know because we pick him up from street, he's smaller than the others, the baby.
Here in Mexico many people have a pet, mostly dogs and cats, they are a good friend for people. Although many people look after them, others are not aware of the time and respect animals need and many people here just neglect or leave them on the street, many of them are mowed down, it's so sad but that happens a lot.
It's fair to say that also many people over protect, treat and take care of their pets as a human being hehe, even some people treat pets better than humans. XD