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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 am sorry but I think that spiders have eight legs. Spiders are not insects, which have six legs.

Hey hii
i m qais. Form Afghanistan.. i love u Tess and Ravi. i learn more words and about UK.
specialy Carolinaa i love her voice..and missing Gorden too much. and i scare from pets they r dangerous my father dont allow me to bring home..


Keeping pets can make our love stronger.

MAy anyone tell me how can I get the audio transcript?

Hello hazem ismaiel,

You can find the transcript, as well as the support pack, in pdf format by clicking on Instructions & downloads.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I think that keeping the pets is a very good habit as it will keep you occupied with it and it will entertain you to some extent. In Britain, I think it is true that people keep the pets as many as other countries.
We here have some people keeping the pets at home mostly dogs and cats.

Very Impressive conversation.

Hi BC, My name is Lam Tran. I'm from Vietnam. In my country, the pepeole is love pet. Dog and cat are the most popular in VietNam. Rabbit and hamster have came into Vietnam recent years. Reptilte, insect and fish are unpopular in Vietnam. Eating meat dog and cat are conservation in my country. The pepeole is love pet said them is crulety. They say that "Eat meat dog and cat is tradition. So many pepeole are dying out there why you don't go to help them".

Hi, People from Elementary Podcast!
I've been waiting for this moment (Serie 04) for ages!!!!
I misseed you a lot! Welcome back Tess and Ravi, and Teacher Tom, and of course Gordon and his amazing jokes!!!
Best Regards!