BEP 223 – Omówienie budżetu (Część 1)

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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.

w rzeczywistości, 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.

Zanim posłuchamy, let’s talk a little about kolokacje. Kolokacja to grupa słów, których native speakerzy często używają razem. Prawidłowa kolokacja brzmi naturalnie, podczas gdy nieprawidłowa kolokacja brzmi nienaturalnie. Na przykład, 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.

W dzisiejszym dialogu usłyszysz wiele przydatnych kolokacji. Jak słuchasz, spróbuj wybrać te naturalne kombinacje słów. Następnie wyjaśnimy, co oznaczają i jak ich użyć w podsumowaniu.

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.

Pytania dotyczące słuchania

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?

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2 thoughts on “BEP 223 – Omówienie budżetu (Część 1)”

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    Pablo Luchetti, M. Sc.
    Director
    ENGLISHPARAVOS
    Buenos Aires
    ARGENTINA

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