Tess & Ravi

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!

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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.


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Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


It's very fun all this discussion about animals' ''language'' or- better - their voices.However, speaking seriously,the really important item here is first, how the human ear and brain themselves can hear, listen to, and record the different sounds and natural voices, and second , if our human languages have the neccessary tools to reproduce all these natural stuff in written words...Finally, we have to admit that all the same animals all around the world ''speak'' the same natural voices, but we- people -do hear and do write them differently.Anyway, this is very funny when reffered to the animals' voices ,but unhappily very serious when reffered to the people' ones...It reminds us of Babel.

I love animals and in my country the most common pets are dogs and birds

Hi guys,
I enjoy animals. I prefer to live in their natural environment. I have a budgerigar but it can't as speak as parrots. I irrelevant. against it nowadays. at first I was respective .İn fact it is my opinion buy a budgerigar. it is hen and I guess it want to pair. we need a cock for it. I will buy from pet shop. I can buy a siberian husky if I have a seperate house Because I don't let to stay it in the house. I think it is mistake. the house isn't as outside. Perhaps. this is not good idea anybody. This is as my rules. I like every pets. Some people will missunderstand me. I buy a box milk for cats. when I see hungry them. I like animals.

When I was a boy, I like dogs more than cats, but now I'm feeling I begin to love cats a little bit. Cats are more indepentant and elegant. they like youre friends more than your pets.

In Estonia we have animals in the zoo.
The most common pets are dogs and cats.

I like dogs and I don't like cats, dogs are better than cats because you can play with a dog and it's happy all the time.

It's very common to have a goldfish in Estonia.
I don't have any pets, but I had one, it was a spider in the toilet, its name was Алексей (Aleksei)

Actually I'm doing this as my English homework so please correct me if I made mistakes

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I have a cat , it always sleep in my house

In my country the most common pets are dogs and cats. Budgies. hamsters and domestic rats are popular also. Unfortunately many dogs and cats live in the street and sometimes dogs can be agressive. Many pigeons live in the cities and they don't afraid people at all.

I love animals, especially cats and dogs. I'm Brazilian, but I currently live in India. My two pets, a cat and a dog are in Brazil.