BEP 223 – Finanzielles Englisch: Budget besprechen (1)

Willkommen zurück im Business English Pod für die heutige Lektion finanzieller englischer Wortschatz and discussing a budget.

Budgets aren’t just for accountants. Almost everyone in business has to talk about money and how to spend it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a manager with a million dollar budget or a field tech just tracking your expenses. You’ll be talking about money and budgets.

Eigentlich, talk about budgets is everywhere. Turn on the news and it’s not hard to hear people discussing budget “cuts” or budget “reductions.” You can hear about governments with budget “deficits” and budget “surpluses.” Everyone’s worried about money, and in business, earning more often means spending less. These are the topics you’ll hear about today.

Bevor wir zuhören, lass uns ein wenig darüber reden Kollokationen. Eine Kollokation ist eine Gruppe von Wörtern, die Muttersprachler oft zusammen verwenden. Eine korrekte Kollokation klingt natürlich, während eine falsche Kollokation unnatürlich klingt. Zum Beispiel, in English we say “budget cuts” to talk about lower spending. But we can’t say “budget slices” or “budget chops,” even though “slice” and “chop” mean “cut.” Those simply aren’t natural expressions.

Im heutigen Dialog werden Sie viele nützliche Kollokationen hören. Wie du zuhörst, Versuchen Sie, diese natürlichen Wortkombinationen herauszusuchen. Dann erklären wir, was sie bedeuten und wie man sie in der Nachbesprechung verwendet.

You’re going to hear a conversation between two managers in the IT department of a large company and their boss. Kate and Harry are the managers, and Linda is the boss. They’re discussing the past year’s budget and how they spent their department’s money.

Fragen hören

1. What does Linda want to examine first?
2. What does Harry say about the large one-time cost the department had?
3. According to Linda, what is finance concerned about?

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2 thoughts on “BEP 223 – Finanzielles Englisch: Budget besprechen (1)”

  1. I really enjoyed the trial membership!!!!

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    Pablo Luchetti, M. Sc.
    Buenos Aires

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