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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


I used to have hamster and birds, now I have only 2 dogs. But they are so cute and adorable! One of them (Shih Tzu) I got from my boyfriend. It was huge suprise for me, but it was love at first sight. I can't imagine life without my pets.

Pets are wonderful friends, i have a cat, is lovely.

Hi! guys. I'm in Vietnam, I'm really keen on playing with dogs. Its so funny. As I see, my puppy usually says " hub..hub" and exactly he says "go..go" when he grow up =)))~

i think this podcasts are good to practice languace, and learn some grammar. good job!!!
i haven't pets, but i would have a dog in the future. i think that pets keep company, but they need some care and so you have to give some time to them. the most popular pets where i live are dogs, cats and rabbits. I'm afraid by cats, i think they are unfriendly and i don't have animals into my house.

Hy, everyone!! My name is Fernanda, I'm brazilian and I'm very excited with these wonderful website...all of its content is perfect to improve my English(I'm just a beginner)!!!
Speaking about animals, I love, especially dogs and birds, nevertheless, I don't want neither as my pets...I can explain: I live in a apartament and I can't even imagine the unpleasant odour that a dog would bring to my home... About birds, I feel pity to keep them in birdcages!!!

Hello, I've got a dog, actually a pug, which is more than a dog, she's the most cute creation of the whole world.

Thanks alot for the usefull podcast, the audio profile is short and easy to repeat and listen to it for several times.
I like pets, but i do not have one though, i think it is difficult thing to take care properly of a pet, if i have opportunity to have a pet I'd like to choose fish wich is calm and beautiful.
Thank you

Hello, first of all I want to thank teacher Krik who directed me here the fourth series as it is really shorter than the first one, the thing I was looking for, and of course I want to thank teacherAdam and teacher Jo for their help.
I llike pets, not all of course, I like cats, fish and partots, actually I do not have any pets because I think it is very hard for me to take care of an animal, for me it looks like I have a baby needs alot of care which is difficult for me, and concerning cats and dogs particularly I tjink it makes unpleasant odour in the house ehich cannot be removed even with hard cleaning.

Hello, It's the first time this site, and in my opinion it's very useful to practice and improve my English. Thanks a lot


I am from Mexico I think having pets can be an amazing experience but i also think that pets can needs a lot of care, that is what cats and dogs are less popular nowdays.

In my country cats and dogs stil the most popular pets. You can see everywhere either with a master or street dogs and cats. Unless comon pets are snakes, pigs and monkeys.
Besides Mexico is a country without pet rights, animals can be easily hurt or abuse.

I do not have any pets because lack of time and space.