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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


In Estonia we have animals in the zoo.
The most common pets are dogs and cats.

I like dogs and I don't like cats, dogs are better than cats because you can play with a dog and it's happy all the time.

It's very common to have a goldfish in Estonia.
I don't have any pets, but I had one, it was a spider in the toilet, its name was Алексей (Aleksei)

Actually I'm doing this as my English homework so please correct me if I made mistakes

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I have a cat , it always sleep in my house

In my country the most common pets are dogs and cats. Budgies. hamsters and domestic rats are popular also. Unfortunately many dogs and cats live in the street and sometimes dogs can be agressive. Many pigeons live in the cities and they don't afraid people at all.

I love animals, especially cats and dogs. I'm Brazilian, but I currently live in India. My two pets, a cat and a dog are in Brazil.

Nowadays in Mexico, is more common than the past people have a pets. The government have built hospitals for pets. The rates are very cheap. I think the most popular pets in Mexico are the dogs and the cats.

he in Brazil the people love pets too, especially dogs and cats. But unfortunately, there are a lot of dogs living on the street.
I'm a pet lover! I have a dog, a German Shepherd. He is very smart!

I am from Bangladesh. People of my country like pets but usually don't keep them at home. It is most common in our country that pets like dogs, cats are wondering in the streets without having any owner. They manage their food by themselves. Usually none care about their housing, foods, medicare.

When I was a child, I had lived at a little farm then I had a duck as a pet.