Episode 56: Animals

Hello again and welcome to Episode 56. This week we’re talking about something close to both of our hearts - animals. We discuss our pets, the common animals that we see in the US and the UK as well as animals that we are not so keen on. Stay tuned until after the conversation as today’s language focus introduces 5 fabulous animal idioms. Enjoy!

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Vocabulary & English Expressions: (see the full list in our free episode guide!)

pound - An animal shelter or pound is a place where stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals, mostly dogs and cats, and sometimes sick or wounded wildlife are kept and rehabilitated.

foster families - a family that provides custody or guardianship for children / pets whose parents are dead or unable to look after them.

adopted -

samaritan -

Language Focus: Asking Questions (see the full list in our free episode guide!)

1 to be dressed up like a dog’s dinner -

To be dressed very / too smartly

2 a bear with a sore head -

To be in a bad mood that causes you to treat other people badly

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What’s your favourite animal? What animals do you commonly see where you live?

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