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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 British council. This is very interesting.Once i had a dog.
I think dogs are more popular than cats in my country.

My listening skill is not so good and I am struggling to understand it fully. But I have to improve my Language so I will listen the same later may be today itself. However I states that I had a parrot in my home when I was at school

I am from bangladesh.I have a couple of rabbit in my home.I love them very much.

Done, it is so interesting, what shall we do next?

Hi every one, I am so happy to join you. In Morocco the most common and popular pets are cats and dogs. I have never seen some one having a reptile as a pet.

I am from bangladesh. I saw a person who has a reptile.

Hello, everyone! I 've never been in Britain. The dogs and cats I think are the most popular pets in my country. Now I dont't have any pet. But I used to have a dog three years ago. It was pekines. We loved it very much. Cheers!

Hello, I'm from Russia and I have a turtle.

I'm italian and how pet i have a dog. Thanks at this course for helping me to learn english. Bye.

Hi British council
I should say that's greatest... Big like for you.Nice job