BBC Learning English: The English We Speak – People person (with transcript video): Feifei and Neil have a programme to present but it hasn’t run smoothly because everybody wants to thank Neil. Listen to the programme to find out why. Listen to the programme to find out why.
Hello, this is The English We Speak, with me Feifei…
… and me Neil. Hello!
(Rob opens the studio door)
Hi Neil! Sorry to interrupt. I just want to confirm that you’re coming to my party. Are you?
Yes, of course. Thanks, Rob. It will be a blast!
Cool. It’ll be great to have you there! I’ll let you get back to your recording. See you!
(Finn opens the studio door)
Hi Neil! Just to tell you my presentation was a success. Your advice made all the difference!
Oh that’s great news, Finn. Always happy to help.
(Vera opens the studio door)
Hi Neil! I just wanted to say thanks for putting me in contact with Brian from the IT department. He sorted out my computer problems.
No problem, Vera. Any time you need a good contact, just ask.
Wait a minute! We have a programme to do here!
Well, what can I do, I’m a people person! In English, you say someone is a ‘people person’ when they are good at dealing with other people. They’re helpful and have the ability to motivate people. People like me, Feifei.
I know, I know. I appreciate your people skills too. Let’s hear some examples of how this expression is used.
Callum is a people person. He gets along with everybody and would make a great manager.
You know, you should go to the party even if you don’t know anybody there. You’re a people person and by the end of the night you’ll have made lots of new friends.
So many people outside the studio… Neil, who are they?
Oh, these are colleagues and friends I’ve helped out a bit recently.
But this is… it’s a crowd!
I told you: I’m a people person! Hello everybody! I’ll be there in a minute!
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