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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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Task 8

Exercise

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.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Hi! I'm from Brazil, and I'd like what level the podcasts?

Hi vpiccin,

The level of this material should be visible in green above the comments section. It is A2/B1.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I really like the animals! People in my country a lot of different animals. I have little cat. It's great to have the animals, they give us enormous love.

i can not dowload the mp3.why?

Hello vanhavcu,

I've just downloaded the mp3 on my computer. Since I have a mouse, I clicked on the right button and then selected 'Save as ...' If you're using a phone or tablet, you might have to press on the link (hold your finger there and wait for a few seconds) to get the option to save it to your device.

If that doesn't work, you might want to ask a friend to try, or you can let us know what kind of device you're using and what you did. We'll do our best to help you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi from Ukraine
When you will give us a new series of the elementary podcasts???

Hello maxtot,

The good news is that series 5 is already in production! I'm afraid, however, that we just don't know when we'll be able to release the first episode – there is a lot of preparation required for each series and we're still working out all those details. 

We'll certainly do our best to make it as soon as possible! Thanks for your interest.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

So series 4 is basically the same as series 3... I liked series 1 and 2... I miss those jokes, guest speakers and questioning people on the street (even though they were simulated).
I think difficulty of listening British English is in that different people speak in very different ways depending on their regions and backgrounds. This is the major difference from American English where people speak more similarly. The first two series contained more variety of spoken English and were more helpful to improve listening skills in British English.

Hello,
I like your courses a lot.
Is there some ourself evaluation in this program? After exercices, we need to know if we are progressing or not.
Thank for your response.
Best regards

Hello Ouiza Cherifi,

We're very glad that you like our materials – thanks for letting us know. Each exercise has answers, but other than that there is no formal evaluation on our site. There is a level test (on our Find out your English level page), but that is aimed more at helping you find useful content on our site. I'm afraid it's not at all useful for testing the work you've done here. If you've worked on a specific grammar point in Elementary Podcasts, you could look for that grammar in our Grammar section, where you may find additional exercises that could be some sort of test. 

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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