BEP 339 – Business English Idioms: Essenssprachen (1)

BEP 339 - Business English Idioms Related to Food (1)

Willkommen zurück im Business English Pod für die heutige Lektion Geschäft Englisch Redewendungen related to food.

Food is an important part of life and culture. And even when we’re not eating, or talking about food, it slips into our conversation in the form of idioms. What do I mean when I say “idiom?” I mean special expressions where one thing actually means another. Zum Beispiel, we have the idiom “to go bananas,” which has nothing at all to do with bananas. It means “to go crazy.”

English has idioms that come from specific foods, like bananas, butter, bacon, and bread. Wir haben auch englische Sprichwörter that come from meals or use the word “food” itself. Some of these idioms describe people and activities, while others describe situations, relationships, and ideas. Learning how to use these idioms can really help “spice up” your conversation in English.

In der heutigen Lektion, we’ll hear a conversation among three coworkers: Jessie, Luke, and Ben. They are discussing their general work situation and Jessie’s idea to start her own company. Während ihrer Diskussion, they use many useful idioms related to food.

Fragen hören

1. How did Ben feel about working with Ian?
2. Why does Luke say he is not willing to complain to Ian about his approach to work?
3. What does Luke say Jessie is always stressed out about?

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