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 Rita25 on Tue, 13/12/2022 - 01:14


Yes I do, My dad is self employed, He runs a small enterprise, Well! In fact running a business is not an easy task but he manages to make the business grow. Like any other business, He once was caught in a difficult situation.
In spite of it, He never thought of giving up and he just keep trying.
He always shows a brave face, He reminds us all the time that no matter what happens things are bound to get better. His passion and determination are what makes him successful. He's excellent at what he does. He is such an inspiration!!

Submitted by J-Castle on Mon, 03/10/2022 - 12:15


Of course there are some friends and workmates who are very motivated, open-minded and so on at their jobs, but there are also others people who they do not care about their job, they took advantage and benefit themselves taking a misleading free time, for instance, setting up deceived situation such as sickness.

Submitted by patipatka34 on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 12:22


Yes, I do, my boyfriend it's very great at his job. He often works late because he has his own business but he also finds time for me, for us. He works very hard and for me, he is the person I could follow.

Submitted by famousmaz on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 14:25


Yes, there are many people I know who are very at their job and they always try to get what they want.

Submitted by meeryam.a on Mon, 16/05/2022 - 11:44


yes, I know someone does his job very well

Submitted by huongquynh on Sat, 05/03/2022 - 03:25


i want to have my team, really, really want to. I think i need more friends, especialy best friend

Same your goal, we can make a small team and help to improve our skills together. If you agree, we can start.

Submitted by Philemon on Tue, 22/02/2022 - 19:54


Yes, His name is Emmanuel.

Submitted by Mikac on Wed, 26/01/2022 - 17:06


Yes I know. My brother is very good at his job, because he is punctual. He is doing an multifaceted job and he is putting a lot of effort in it. My brother always respects his colleges, teammates and menagers. He's strongest virtues are his initiative and his motivation.