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.

Instructions

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

Transcript

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 dainien521 on Thu, 20/01/2022 - 08:58

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recently i am a fresh man at a university. i make friends with a lot of people and also learn a lot from them. at first it is really frustrated but gradually i learn from them a lot and each one i met have their own talents which i really admire and motivate me to study harder

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 16:10

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Yes, I know Abderrezak Kafi, he is an excellent product designer. He loves his job and I really appreciate his passion.

Submitted by TRD on Sun, 19/12/2021 - 15:14

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Personally, I'd like to know the learn English team in British council. I deeply believe that they are highly professional in their job.

Hello again TRD,

We'd be happy to meet you and other LearnEnglish users as well!

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The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 29/11/2021 - 10:16

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Yes, I know a person. She is really good at her job she is very lovely person and always speak very lovely voice. I love him a lot. I want this girl.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Tue, 19/10/2021 - 13:32

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i think it's my store manager at a store that i working i believe that he is a good leader.

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Submitted by MonicaJ on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 08:30

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Yes, My manager is an excellent worker. She is adorable and efficient at her work. She always is for you when you need help from her. Also, she is intelligent and speaks three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish. I love to work with her.

Submitted by Hamou on Sat, 09/10/2021 - 21:07

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Thanks it's verry good.

Submitted by DzanaP on Fri, 27/08/2021 - 23:13

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Yes I do. My sister is very good at her job. She is an excellent programmer