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 SHIRLEY CASTRO… on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 06:14

My parents are the best workers I have ever known, and I am following their example.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 07:49

Yes. My groupmate is really good at this. He is capable boy. He do what he wants.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 10:46

I don't work yet. But in our class there was one girl who was good at lesson. Also she was very nice and beautiful. I liked her

Submitted by Vasco Laranjas on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 17:00

How do you spell is!!! Broh Im confused

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 17:31

Yes, I do my projet manager is an excellent leader

Submitted by SarahNadia on Tue, 27/10/2020 - 15:55

My friend is very good at her job. She is an excellent teacher

Submitted by Nurieta on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 11:50

Hi, my daughter is really good at her job. She is only 6 years old, but she shows a special attention when she wants to learn something. I think, she can get whatever she wants with this aptitude. I´m really proud of her.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 04:38

My wife is very good en her job. She's very smart an effort in hers task. She's organize and keeper goals .

Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 04:33

yes I know many people who are very good at their job

Submitted by Eyasin Arafat on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 03:48

Yes, I do. He is my formar boss, Mr. Jahidul islam. He has an excellent personality. He always speaks with an smiling face. That's very good to me. He never get angry but make us understand by giving logic & advise. He always gets what he wants.