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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 think that Britain it's really similiar to Italy. In my country there are a lot of people who cares about their pets but they aren't so interested to help poors. I always have had dogs and cats. When I was a child I remember we had 7cats and 2/3 dogs in the same times. Now my parents have a cat and a Fox Terrier. It is very old, the next year It will be 16 years. Despite that I am not a crazy pet lover.

very great and thanks

I love the pets but we don't have any pets in our home. I've been to London and I never seen any pets in our service apartment but not sure surrounding houses have pets.

There very few people in our country have pets.


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Excellent lesson.

I had two betta fishes: Marc and Anthony, but they passed away and now I don´t have any pet. It is difficult for me have dogs and cats because I live alone and when I go to work, they couldn´t stand alone or take care by itself at home.

I am from Venezuela and the most common pets are dogs, cats, parakeets or birds.

I do love pets. I have a cat.
All my neighbours have a cat, and it gives us a good opportunity to chat or to be friend.
I can't imagine my house without my cat. I love listening him to humming, it's very relaxing.
Have a nice day.

In my country, if you live in City and you have a dog, that mean a pet. But if you live in rural, you have a dog, that mean you have the guard.

I have 2 tranantulas and one turtle and I am from Slovakia. I know one British youtuber that has tarantulas. You can find him on YouTube as "The Spiderman"