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 shawn peter ru… on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 08:31

i am 18 and i don't know anyone that is good in her or his job but i think that i am best because i live in iran although that is not english speaker country but when i have 7 years old until now i learning english in addition i am very good at mathmatics and even i am a good writer of imaginationall story and i want to be in international universities to share my ability i am good guitarist and singer to i singing shawn menedes and other singer songs i hope i countinue my way and never give up i just want to keep moving forward.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 13:57

Yes, I know. He is my father. He loves his job very much and he always try the best to his job. So, I always respect him related with work.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 14:53

yes my father he is a doctor, he is an excellent doctor

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.