BEP 341 – Modismos en inglés de negocios: Modismos alimentarios (3)

Pod de inglés de negocios 341 - English Idioms for Food (3)

Welcome back to Business English Pod for our final lesson on modismos de inglés de negocios related to food.

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve looked at a lot of different Modismos ingleses connected to food. It should be no surprise that so many expressions are related to eating and drinking. Después de todo, we do it three times a day, or more. Food is not just a necessity, it’s a big part of life and culture.

When you’re looking at idioms, it’s important to remember that they are fixed expressions where the words don’t have a literal meaning. So when you hear that someone isin a pickle,” you have to understand that there’s no actual pickle. It just means that someone’s in a difficult situation. You have to figure it out from the context, because there’s not really an obvious connection between pickles and difficult situations.

En la lección, we’ll rejoin a conversation between three colleagues. Jessie has been trying to convince Luke and Ben to join her in starting a business together. Hoy, we’ll hear them talking about the possible challenges of running their own business.

Preguntas de escucha

1. What example does Ben give of a possibly difficult business situation?
2. What does Jessie say is one important benefit of running your own business?
3. According to Jessie, what is necessary for people to have a good business partnership?

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