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.
Aslında, 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.
dinlemeden önce, let’s talk a little about eşdizimler. Eşdizimlilik, anadili İngilizce olan kişilerin sıklıkla birlikte kullandığı bir sözcük grubudur.. Doğru bir sıralama kulağa doğal geliyor, yanlış bir sıralama doğal değil gibi görünürken. Örneğin, 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.
Bugünün iletişim kutusunda birçok yararlı eşdizim duyacaksınız. Dinledikçe, bu doğal kelime kombinasyonlarını seçmeye çalışın. Sonra ne anlama geldiklerini ve bilgilendirmede nasıl kullanılacağını açıklayacağız..
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?