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 reza-3x on Tue, 21/11/2023 - 10:31


I know some high school friends that they are really good at their job and they are a successful person. sometimes I get in touch and I proud of my friends

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Submitted by Husamettin C on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 09:25


Yes I know, I worked with a manager who have princip to do everything as great.

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sat, 21/10/2023 - 12:09


yes, I do. If everyone did what they would like probably everything carry on for the best way in the world. I know some people who work in the best way cause they love what they do. They are some enthusiastic with her job, put in it all their efforts, they are so creative and become amazing with the results...

Submitted by Toan3002 on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 09:10


I know some of my friends who are good at their job or when they are working in teamwork.

Submitted by betelf on Sun, 17/09/2023 - 15:56


Yes, I do. There was a specialist doctor at my previous hospital who was very kind to patients, their relatives, and coworkers. Additionally, he was truly excellent in his field.

Submitted by manish87102 on Wed, 13/09/2023 - 16:14


Yes, I know a few people in my workspace who are very good at their job. On average less than 50% of people perform very well at their jobs. So If I pick a random person from the set of known persons then the chance of performing very well at the job would be less than 50%.

Submitted by susi25 on Sat, 02/09/2023 - 05:32


My best friend is a social media manager. She’s very hardworking and has a positive attitude towards the challenges she face at work.

Submitted by Menna-Nasser on Sun, 23/07/2023 - 23:41


I know many people that are good at their jobs. The best one of them is my mom. She’s wonderful. I’m proud of her so much

I admire one of my colleages. She works as an English teacher at a nearby school. She is a highly-qualified person. She knows English very well. She speaks English fluently, her pronunciation is perfect. Her students are very lucky to have such a teacher.