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 quykaba11062002 on Mon, 20/03/2023 - 04:19


it is very useful for me. Now , i know how to talk about other people with my co-worker.

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 19:11


Yes, of course I know some people who are good at in their job. They like so much what they do. They are very much professional and have a lot of knowledge about their job. They are always studying and updating theyselves to get better in their work.

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Submitted by Shuaib.a on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 16:38


Yes I know several teachers

Submitted by mahyar1377 on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 15:43


yeah, I've known hamed my English teacher that he can teach English in 3 months.

Submitted by FeliipeAndresA on Wed, 18/01/2023 - 01:40


Difficult to say, but I've known some people good at their jobs.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Mon, 16/01/2023 - 21:12


Yes, I know Sabrina Hussain is really good at their work in NHS admin in the UK.

Submitted by Ndrkdbrgnv on Mon, 09/01/2023 - 16:39


Yes, I know. My former teacher was so good at teaching. She always thought about us and helped us in everything. Sometimes I talk to her.

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.