이 비즈니스 영어 팟 레슨에서, 우리는 어휘와 연어를 계속해서 살펴봅니다. discussing a budget.
A budget is a plan for spending money. And you’ll often hear the word “budget” used as a noun. But “budget” is also a verb. We can budget carefully or poorly. We can budget not only money but also time. And how we budget can help or harm our business. If we spend too much money, we may decrease profits. But if we don’t spend enough money, the business may not grow or thrive. It’s all about balance.
A typical budget includes a long list of items that we need to spend money on. And in a budget meeting, you’ll hear people talk, or argue, about where to spend more and where to spend less. 그래서, how do we do this? 잘, in today’s dialog, we’ll learn some of the common expressions we use when we discuss budgets.
듣기 전에, let’s talk a little aboutÂ 연어.Â A collocation is a group of words that native speakers often use together. 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..
Today we’ll rejoin Kate, 괴롭히다, and Linda as they discuss the budget for their IT department. Kate and Harry are managers, and Linda is their supervisor. 마지막으로, they talked about the past year’s budget. 오늘, you’ll hear them making a plan for the upcoming year.
1. What does Kate say the finance department wants to focus on?
2. What is Harry’s concern about replacing the workstations?
3. What does Kate think can be changed to save money?