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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 really like animals, specially dogs, they are very smart and loyal. My house always has at least 2dogs

I sometimes find it'Snot easy to understand many words in stories,journals,and so many articles so what should I do to improve my vocabulary ,please ? Thanks .

Hello Mahmoud Zewail,

On our Help page we have a number of suggestions for how you can improve your vocabulary systematically, both in terms of understanding more and being able to use new words. You can find the Help page here.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

As a beginner, I have attempted first test and scored all, it is encouraging

hello to all:
i am very delighted because elemetary podcast is back with tess ravi and our teacher adm.
actually i started my learn english depending on these thank so much to all.
In palestine people take care of birds fishes. and raise chickens to take advantage of eggs.
honestly, my sister has a cat. her name is mmimi. she is gorgous. she is white. she looks like as a queen. i always play with her.
in spite of, i can not imagine that i will get own pet. its imposible.

This is great ... Thinks

Hi !!!! I love pets!!! I have 7 dogs. I 've taken the most from the street, they were abandoned. The love that they give is unconditional. I live in Argentina, Buenos Aires, and here we try to protect pets from abuse.

The country that I came from doesn't seem to have any fervent interest in keeping pets. Yes sometimes they do keep dogs but that's only for their security purposes to keep away wrong people from home. Tasneem , Bangladesh.

Hi I want answers to questions in part two

Hello Ghada,

If you click on the Finish button (instead of Check Answers), you will see the correct answers.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team