Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on 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.
사실로, 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.
듣기 전에, 에 대해 조금 이야기하자 연어. 연어는 원어민이 자주 함께 사용하는 단어의 그룹입니다.. 올바른 배열은 자연스럽게 들립니다., 잘못된 배열이 부자연스럽게 들리는 동안. 예를 들어, 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.
오늘의 대화에서 유용한 연어를 많이 듣게 될 것입니다.. 당신이 듣고, 이러한 자연스러운 단어 조합을 찾아보십시오.. 그런 다음 디브리핑에서 그 의미와 사용 방법을 설명합니다..
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.
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?