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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


The most popular pet in my country is dog and cat like british. I think they are the most common pet in the world. but there is a bad habit in my country is that many people would like to eat dog's meat, especially when parties take place or one celebrate day to remember their ancestor...etc. For me, it is really awful because dog is a family member in my house. I don't exactly know why many people do that but i can tell that I will not never eat it anymore. In the future, I hope no dog's meat for meals in every mind. We need to protect anytime and let dog is as a family member like at me.
Thanks !

Have you ever ate dog's meat yet? :)

It's not funny :(

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Hi, my name is Thanh. I'm from Vietnam.
I like dogs and cats in my home, but I don't want them get in my house. Why? Because they will sometimes fight each other, it makes me busy to deal.

I love animals, and my daughters are crazy about them. They ask me all the time to have a cat or a dog at home, but my wife resisting that because of her fear of animals.

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I feel good about pets, but I don't think is a good idea to have it if our house don't have a yard to keep it in a confortable life.That's why I don't have one. Most of brasilian people have pets living together in their house, even if their house haven't a yard. Reptiles are not usually take as a pet in Brazil, excepet a tortoise.

I´m from Brazil.
The exercises are so good to practise lessons.

In my opinion, people who with animals are separated two parts in my country's. They are burghers (urban) and nomads. Because, this two parts people feed their livestock to different purposes.
Firstly, the burghers to have animals causes are interesting, protecting and lonely. The most common pets of burghers are dog, cat and fish in my country. I have a dog. She is real Mongolian guard bankhar (similar Tibetan Mastiff).
Secondly, nomad's livestocks are subsistence of them. So they love every livestocks as like burghers. The most of animals of nomads are sheep, goat, cattle, horse, camel, yak and dog in my country.
Finally, some people don't agree with me that sheep, goat, cattle, horse, camel and yak aren't pet. But, I don't think that. Because, nomads have native instinct to feed their pets (livestock).