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.

Instructions

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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Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

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.