BEP 351 – Modismos para describir relaciones (Parte 2)

BEP 351 - English Idioms Lesson on Describing Relationships (2)

Bienvenido de nuevo a Business English Pod para la lección de hoy sobre modismos de inglés de negocios for describing relationships.

We all spend a lot of time every week at work. So much, En realidad, that sometimes it feels like our colleagues are a kind of family. And just like families, workplace relationships can be a source of both satisfaction and stress. Sometimes we support each other, while at other times we argue bitterly. And sometimes our disagreements are constructive, while at other times they can generate conflict.

En todo caso, whether they’re positive or negative, workplace relationships are a constant source of fascination. And English has many idioms and expressions to describe how people get along, or don’t get along. These idioms will help you discuss the often complicated relationships in your workplace.

En el diálogo, we’ll rejoin three colleagues at an insurance company. They’ve been talking about the relationships between the people on a new team. En su discusión, ellos usan muchos Modismos ingleses to describe how people get along, both past and present.

Preguntas de escucha

1. How was the relationship between Dave and Diego?
2. What happened when Ivan and Dave were asked to open a new office together?
3. What does Mark say about his relationship with Chuck?

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BEP 350 – Modismos para describir relaciones (Parte 1)

BEP 350 - Modismos en inglés de negocios para describir relaciones (1)

Hola y bienvenido de nuevo a Business English Pod. Mi nombre es edwin, y seré tu anfitrión en la lección de hoy sobre modismos de inglés de negocios por hablar de relaciones.

Dicen que el éxito en los negocios se trata de relaciones.. Definitivamente, su éxito en un lugar de trabajo en particular depende en gran medida de cómo se relaciona con quienes lo rodean. Eso incluye a tus colegas, tus colaboradores, tu personal, y tus jefes. Si no desarrolla buenas relaciones, entonces probablemente no importa lo bueno que sea tu trabajo.

Las relaciones no solo son importantes, también son interesantes. ¿De qué hablan usted y sus colegas cuando chatean socialmente?? Es probable que muchas de sus conversaciones sean sobre las personas en su lugar de trabajo.. ¿Quién no se lleva bien?, que se lleva demasiado bien, a quien no le gusta quien, y quien esta siendo un poco amable con todos.

Cualquiera que sea el tipo de relaciones de las que estás hablando, hay cientos de Modismos ingleses puedes usar. Si escuchaste nuestro 925 Lección de inglés sobre la descripción de personas., luego aprendiste algunas expresiones básicas útiles. En esta lección, lo llevaremos al siguiente nivel con algunos modismos geniales para describir las relaciones.

En el diálogo, escucharemos una conversación entre tres colegas: Brooke, Marcos, e Ivan. Trabajan para una compañía de seguros que acaba de formar un nuevo equipo para trabajar en un nuevo producto.. Los tres colegas están ansiosos por hablar sobre la compleja red de relaciones entre las personas de este equipo..

Preguntas de escucha

1. ¿Cuál es la relación entre Chuck y Dave??
2. ¿Qué cree Brooke que cambiará entre Dave y Anna??
3. ¿Cuál es la relación entre Becky y Dave??

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BEP 341 – Business English Idioms: Modismos de comida (3)

Business English Pod 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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BEP 340 – Business English Idioms: Modismos de comida (2)

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

Bienvenido de nuevo a Business English Pod! In today’s lesson we’re going to take another look at Modismos ingleses related to food.

What do you think when someone says that another person isout to lunch?” Por supuesto, 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. En otras palabras, “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, liketo put food on the table” y “to sing for your supper.And others are related to specific foods, likecool as a cucumber” y “small potatoes.Learning idioms like these is a great way to improve your English.

En la lección de hoy, 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. Durante su discusión, they use many English idioms related to food.

Preguntas de escucha

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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BEP 339 – Business English Idioms: Modismos de comida (1)

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

Bienvenido de nuevo a Business English Pod para la lección de hoy sobre modismos de inglés de negocios 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 sayidiom?” I mean special expressions where one thing actually means another. Por ejemplo, we have the idiomto go bananas,” which has nothing at all to do with bananas. It meansto go crazy.

English has idioms that come from specific foods, like bananas, butter, bacon, and bread. También tenemos Modismos ingleses that come from meals or use the wordfooditself. Some of these idioms describe people and activities, while others describe situations, relationships, and ideas. Learning how to use these idioms can really helpspice upyour conversation in English.

En la lección de hoy, 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. Durante su discusión, they use many useful idioms related to food.

Preguntas de escucha

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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