BEP 340 – Expressões em inglês para negócios: Idiomas alimentares (2)

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

Bem-vindo de volta ao Business English Pod! In today’s lesson we’re going to take another look at idiomas ingleses related to food.

What do you think when someone says that another person isout to lunch?” Claro, 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. Em outras palavras, “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, como “to put food on the table” e “to sing for your supper.And others are related to specific foods, como “cool as a cucumber” e “small potatoes.Learning idioms like these is a great way to improve your English.

Na lição de hoje, 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 a discussão, they use many English idioms related to food.

Perguntas de escuta

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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