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 Anna1303 on Tue, 21/05/2024 - 14:18


yes, i think my best friend is doing well at her job, she is an assistant. she always completes her work on time. I've never heard anyone complain about her

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Submitted by ubaid332 on Thu, 09/05/2024 - 12:33


Yes, I know my friend who is very good at his job. He is very punctual and tries to complete the assigned task on time. I also get help from him when sometimes I am stuck with technical problems.

Submitted by Haico on Sat, 20/04/2024 - 15:13


Yes. I do. That is my boss. He is an excellent IT engineer.

Submitted by ngabichbongg on Wed, 17/04/2024 - 05:18


yes, I do. it's my mother. she's excellent at her job about my family. She's resilient, industrious, and resourceful. She and my father take care of my family well, from simple things to complicated things. She cherishes me and my brothers. I admire her and love her so much.

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Submitted by Temare A on Fri, 12/04/2024 - 15:23


yes, I do. My colleagues are good at their job.  

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Submitted by Tar Tar on Wed, 27/03/2024 - 08:18


Yes, I do. My sister is good at her job or learning. She always focus on her job. 

Submitted by boug on Sat, 24/02/2024 - 20:40


for  now i can say no , but one day i will be one, 

Submitted by NawalKhan on Tue, 20/02/2024 - 12:34


Yeah, I think my husband is good at his job and he is so sincere with it.

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