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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


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Hi everybody. I'm very happy with the new serie of Elementary Podcast. It helped me a lot 2 years ago. My name is Saulo, I'm from Brazil and I'm living in Englang for 3 years now. I really love to live here, in a Nation of pet lovers. I think that RSPCA is a very important organization which care about the animals in this country but I don't think that the people in GB care more about pets than about people. I think there are lots of organization across the County to help people as well such as Bank foods and the Red Cross which can proove that The British people care about human and animal being. I would say that RSPCA is the NHS of our loved pets and animals.

I have to say thank you so much for taking the time to helpful podcast..I really enjoy learning English with you and I think it's really funny.

Hello! I'm very happy to hear you again! In Spain, where I live, a lot of people have a pet too, although they live in a flat in the city. Mostly we have as a pet: dogs and cats. I think that the people should learn a lot things from the dogs, like fidelity, confidence, true love...etc Once, a man dead in a hospital in Madrid, and his dog was there around until he was dead too. Best Wishes!!

Hello English teachers team,
Stories regarding pets 're very intersting and give some amazing( particulary when you imitate dogs! In my western Africa country dogs aren't very common as pets at home. You can find out cheaps, boats, chikens running throughout the yards.
Thanks a lot your helpful podcast.
Warm regards,

Hi. I would just like to give my personal feedback. I was listening all three series of Elementary podcasts multiple times almost 1 year ago (a little before I moved for exchange study). They were really helpful because of clear pronunciation and helpful advices at the end of a podcast (for example: think in English for routine work you're doing, try to name the objects around you with English names and so on). In my opinion the best advices are from Tom (the English teacher). Really helpful. It's so nice to see that the work is continuing. I'm so happy for that. At the moment I'm almost at the end of the exchange study. Everything is going fine and those podcasts really helped me to develop listening skills :) Thank you to everyone who made this possible once again :)

Hi predkambrij,

Thank you for your positive words! It's great to hear that our site is helping people and that our materials are useful. Enjoy the rest of the exchange trip and keep working on your English!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team