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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


Hello I have two parrots they love each other, one is blue and other is yellow ,they are very beautiful.I have dog too its name is Rex .they need a lot of attention.

First of all i would like to welcome everyody here in british feeling about pets is fair,i don`t have any pet at home and i haven`t got in my life ,there is too much work to take careit is difficult to respond to the question about english people ,i think we should make a survey first in order to have more information.
in my country there isn`t too much,just some family has a pet and it`s limited to dog and cat.

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I think pets are the ones who can make us happy as I'm a pet lover. In Myanmar, the most popular perts are cats, dogs and fish. Dogs are a bit expensive to have. Cats are free. You can have one from your friend's house. Some people keep lucky fish which eat meat. They are really expensive fish as people think they are lucky.As pet dogs are expensive, people just feed street dogs and are friends with them. That may sound odd.But street dogs are so pathetic that people feed them.

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