BEP 340 – Redewendungen für Geschäftsenglisch: Essenssprachen (2)

Business English Pod 340 - English Idioms for Food (2)

Willkommen zurück zu Business-Englisch-Pod! In today’s lesson we’re going to take another look at englische Sprichwörter im Zusammenhang mit Essen.

What do you think when someone says that another person isout to lunch?” Natürlich, it might mean that the person is actually out of the office, at a restaurant, eating a nice sandwich. But it might have nothing to do with actually eating. “Out to lunchcan mean acting crazy, not paying attention, or not understanding reality. Mit anderen Worten, “out to lunchis an English idiom.

An idiom is any expression where one thing actually means something else, like whenout to lunchmeans crazy. English has a huge variety of idioms for every situation. And many of those idioms are related to food. Some are related to meals, wie “to put food on the table” Und “to sing for your supper.And others are related to specific foods, wie “cool as a cucumber” Und “small potatoes.Learning idioms like these is a great way to improve your English.

In der heutigen Lektion, we’ll continue listening to a conversation among three colleagues. Jessie has just told Luke and Ben about her idea to start a business. She wants them to consider joining her in the new venture. Während ihrer Diskussion, they use many English idioms related to food.

Fragen zum Zuhören

1. After saying he likes Jessie’s idea, what does Ben say he’s concerned about?
2. How does Luke feel about managing people?
3. What does Jessie think about the fact that they are always talking about how bad their workplace is?

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