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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


Hi all, I think to get a pet it is wonderful thing. To see how your dog is happy with you, how the small things can give happiness to him. Everyday, I am more proud to get a pet. But, of course, I respect the people that doesn´t like the animals.
Best Regards.

hello! firstly, to hear you again is great! I am so happy to listen to you.
ın my country, Turkey, people who like pets have birds, dogs and fish. when I was child, ı used to feed a frog and worm.

this is very interesting! it is really hard to me !

It is an interesting test to practice your listening skills

Nice to hear you again. We've been waiting for ages!
Talking about pets, I don't think Iranian people are much of a pet sort. However, some families keep cats or birds (canaries for example). Also, some children are fond of rabbits.
When I was listening to the previous series in which Tess and Ravi were talking about typical British things, I usually thought of the detective British stories, e.g. Sherlock Holmes and the stories by Agatha Christie. I used to read lots of them when I was a kid.

Hi I'm from Sudan only a little bit of people look after cats and dogs but most of us love cows ,goats and sheep

my dog is beautifull.

In Colombia is actually common to have a dog as a pet.Specially for kids, they love animals and have a pet in their homes.

I love pets, I have one. He doesn't have breef but he is beautifull, his name is TANGO and he is three monts old.

Hi! In my Country, a lot of people have pets. I've got three dogs.... I love them!