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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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yes, I know someone does his job very well

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

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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

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Yes, His name is Emmanuel.

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

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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.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Mon, 24/01/2022 - 15:25

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Yes, I know my sister working very hard work at a job. She is always punctual in the office. She always completed targets and keep reporting to the boss.

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.

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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

Submitted by Emily Mellor on Sat, 17/07/2021 - 14:41

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Yes, I do. One of my friends is good at her jobs. She always tries to get what she wants.
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Submitted by mirtha on Wed, 09/06/2021 - 19:43

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Yes I do. I know a coworker excellent at programming languages, he knows about twenty, and he is a good people.

Submitted by Veronikka on Sat, 05/06/2021 - 23:38

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yes, I do. I have a coworker in the IT Team and He is very smart with the hard things. When I have problems, I ask for him..
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Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 14:26

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Yes, I know a lot of people who are good at their job but there's a special one who's totally professional in his work, try to look solutions and is always with energy and deliver everything in your work.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 15/05/2021 - 11:50

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Yes,I know a person who is doing work hard in life. he's my father. He's a businessman and work hard to grow his business. I'm fan to his manage all the things. He always loves me. And very honest person.
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Submitted by PuenteD on Sun, 02/05/2021 - 17:15

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Certainly, I know two guys are good at his job. Anibal is a digital designer of play game and virtual laboratories. And the other guy is Edder, he is a good cooker at the pizza restaurant.

Submitted by victor.07 on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 20:22

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Yes, I do. I really like work with he

Submitted by Nader Ahmed on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 14:31

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Yes, I know. My reliever has very good experience and he has very good knowledge about our job.

Submitted by amola on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 16:06

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yes I do know many of them like my last doctor lovely person and he is really trying to get new ideas to help us understand very well

Submitted by Giuliana on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 16:44

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Yes, I know a lot of people who's really good at their jobs. I see youtube and one of my inspirations for self-improve is a Irene Nortes, she's youtuber and work marketing also painting, write and more things. But always she talk about her job and i think she's very good at this. She's very inspirational person.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 00:00

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Yes, I know. Sergey is very good at his job. He is master at Excel and Analysis.

Submitted by PARIMALA MADIAZHAKAN on Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:29

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Yes I know, that is my father. He worked as marketing officer in Coca Cola Sdn Bhd. He do his worked with full of passionate and he really love his job. I get inspired my father because he do his work very well until sometimes gets award like best male markering officer. I felt proud of my father.

Submitted by zahradabaghi on Wed, 17/02/2021 - 10:46

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yes i know. my uncle is Textile. he loves his job and very good in this. I proud of his every time.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 02:30

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Yes, i do. Actually, i have many friends that really good at their job according to the problem or things we do. i had experiances to have a work team with a new people, and personally i love their job at group, thay gave a great problem solving, a great idea and etc. *ps : please correct my english, because your correction help me a lot to proofread and improve my english. Thank you !!!

Submitted by senaguner on Sat, 30/01/2021 - 01:10

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I know someone who my best friend is very good at her job.

Submitted by Leila77 on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 08:43

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Yes, know someone who's really good at his job, he's my friend. He likes his job very much and he works hardy to do the best.

Submitted by Ana193 on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 01:44

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Yes, I do. I know many people who really good at their job. They can make not only their task efficiently but also motivate others by their attitude.

Submitted by German on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 00:13

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Yes, I do, I know may people that is very well in thier jobs. They are very passionate, diligent and excellent persons.

Submitted by Akayi on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 07:18

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Yes, I know. She is our account team head from my previous job. Although she is a foreigner working in another country, she communicates very well with local people and definitely knows what the clients want.

Submitted by Pann Nilar Htun on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 13:45

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Yes, I had a friend like this. He is ready to help others. He is expert in leadership and management.

Submitted by Maria19 on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 13:13

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Of course i do, even some people. But the person whom I'm writing about him right now is my dentist. He's a specialist in his job.

Submitted by hasan.kumek on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 16:56

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Actually I don't know a person who very good at his/her job. He is my bad because I didn't meet many people. I have a classmate she is very good at lessons.

Submitted by shahimian on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 07:18

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Yes, I do. John Carmack is one of the best engineer and lead programmer. He's a paradigm for me.

Submitted by heri sinaga on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 13:27

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yes I do, my father actualy

Submitted by abeatrice on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 17:49

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My fellow teachers are good at their job.

Submitted by Yagistar on Tue, 08/12/2020 - 09:07

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Am so so happy to be here, you guys are doing an excellent job. Thanks

Hi Yagistar,

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Submitted by SHIRLEY CASTRO… on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 06:14

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My parents are the best workers I have ever known, and I am following their example.