Talking about other people

In this video, Noelia and Yuna talk about someone they know. Listen to the language they use for talking about other people and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.


Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say

Do you know what to say when you talk about other people? Listen out for useful language for talking about other people. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.


Yuna: How's your new project going?

Noelia: It's going really well.

Yuna: Great. Do you work with the digital team? 

Noelia: Yes, I'm helping them with a new website.

Yuna: So, do you know Anya Patel?

Noelia: Yes, I do. I just emailed her.

Yuna: She's lovely, isn't she? I worked with her in my last job.

Noelia: Yeah, I like her a lot. 

Yuna: She's very good at her job. She's an excellent businessperson.

Noelia: Really?

Yuna: Yeah, she always gets what she wants.

Noelia: Oh … I still need to discuss the contract with her.

Yuna: I see. OK … 

Noelia: That's her!

Yuna: Good luck!

Noelia: Thanks.

Noelia: Hello, Anya. Noelia speaking!


Ana: Hello again! Good luck, Noelia! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for talking about other people? Listen to me and then repeat. 


Do you work with the digital team?

Do you know Anya Patel?

Yes, I do.

She's lovely, isn't she?

She's very good at her job.

She's an excellent businessperson.

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you talk about other people in English. Bye for now!


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Submitted by Hyuka on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 15:45

Yes, definitely.She is my English teacher. She is very kind and helps me to improve my English and she speaks English like a native speaker.Also, she got tons of knowledge about English and share it to me.Yep, she is one of excellent teachers I have ever met.

Submitted by Lena on Mon, 14/09/2020 - 09:39

The manager from my last job was like that. Always focused on what she was doing. Friendly, supportive and attentive to everyone in her team. I didn't like that job but I liked working with her.

Submitted by Pola on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 19:54

My neighbour, he was very good at his job and he's an excellent businessperson, and he was very wise at his decisions.
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Submitted by shelly on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 10:14

My manager is really good at his jod and he devoted all his time to his job. He is a hard-studying person, he always wants to improve his skill and specialized knowledge. His motivation inspired me to better myself.

Submitted by Saish on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 08:15

Yes, I do. My team leader from my last job is a person who is really good at his job. I liked him a lot for his cheerful and supportive nature. He always used to carry this positive attitude all the time and knew very well how to lead a team. Handling any tough situation was easy as a walk in the park for him.

Submitted by Inesines on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 14:03

My grandma was good at her job and she had always devoted herself fully to her it.

Submitted by Bella29 on Fri, 07/08/2020 - 10:42

I know that one of my former colleague is very good at job, and in my opinion she is more experienced than many other technical engineers even though she is just an assistant in the office. Because she has worked in her company for over ten years, and she loves learning new knowledge when working.

Submitted by fariba on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 10:24

yes i know some friend and my sister are good at their work.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 05:54

I know some persons who really good at their job. They keen on their job and have a high focus on their tasks. They always want to enhance their knowledge and skills to ensure the job gets better.

Submitted by Asni on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 22:57

Yes, I know a lot of people who are good at their job. My husband is one of them. He's a mechanical engineer and he really loves his career. He tries to improve himself and always does the best he can. He's seriously engaged and fully comitted to his work. His boss appreciates his work and knows he is doing a great job.