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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


before my eldest brother who attended oxford university got one in ghana.

Just have completed this track. It was nice.

hello and welcome
i want to thank you for this very wonderful podcast i listened to all previous podcast it was very nice and important for improve my English, thank you again.

Hello! I am so happy and pleased with new series. Thank you and welcome Jo (I hope that I spelled it well). And now I would like to talk a bit about topic. I have got a dog called Žućo (we gave him name by his colour which is yellow). He is 15 years old and now he is quite old. I used to play with him when I was a kid. Now I have not got too much time for him but my parents look after him. He has his own doghouse in our courtyard, so he lives outdoors.
One more thing, in our country people are not so crazy for pets like in Britain or the USA. I think that is because of standard of living which is low. However the situation is better then a couple years ago and more and more people have been taking a pet, mostly dogs and cats.

My name is Assane I'm senegalese I want to improve my speaking skills and I think I'm in the right place thanks

Welcome back elementary podcast, long long time waiting.... Really missed Tess, Ravi and all about Carolina. But may I ask, from where I can download the series 04 Episode 01.

Hello Shnider,

You can download it from this page! Look for the audio file link headed elementary-podcast-s04-e01.mp3 under the player at the top of the page. For the support pack and transcript click on the Instructions & downloads link above the exercises.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I,m from Egypt, related to the pet's matter in our country it depends on the family customs, some times you'll find families encourage having pets and the others not, like my Mom that's because they scare her.

my name s althaf from india, i would like to improve spoken inglish........eny one have help me

Hello Althafali,

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