BEP 341 – 商务英语习语: 食物成语 (3)

商务英语播客 341 - English Idioms for Food (3)

Welcome back to Business English Pod for our final lesson on 商务英语习语 related to food.

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve looked at a lot of different 英语成语 connected to food. It should be no surprise that so many expressions are related to eating and drinking. 毕竟, we do it three times a day, or more. Food is not just a necessity, it’s a big part of life and culture.

When you’re looking at idioms, it’s important to remember that they are fixed expressions where the words don’t have a literal meaning. So when you hear that someone isin a pickle,” you have to understand that there’s no actual pickle. It just means that someone’s in a difficult situation. You have to figure it out from the context, because there’s not really an obvious connection between pickles and difficult situations.

在本课中, we’ll rejoin a conversation between three colleagues. Jessie has been trying to convince Luke and Ben to join her in starting a business together. 今天, we’ll hear them talking about the possible challenges of running their own business.


1. What example does Ben give of a possibly difficult business situation?
2. What does Jessie say is one important benefit of running your own business?
3. According to Jessie, what is necessary for people to have a good business partnership?

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BEP 340 – 商务英语习语: 食物成语 (2)

商务英语播客 340 - English Idioms for Food (2)

欢迎回到 商务英语播客! In today’s lesson we’re going to take another look at 英语成语 related to food.

What do you think when someone says that another person isout to lunch?” 当然, 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. 换一种说法, “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, 喜欢 “to put food on the table” 和 “to sing for your supper.And others are related to specific foods, 喜欢 “cool as a cucumber” 和 “small potatoes.Learning idioms like these is a great way to improve your English.

在今天的课程中, 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. 在他们的讨论中, they use many English idioms related to food.


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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BEP 339 – 商务英语习语: 食物成语 (1)

BEP 339 - Business English Idioms Related to Food (1)

欢迎回到Business English Pod,今天的课程 商务英语习语 related to food.

Food is an important part of life and culture. And even when we’re not eating, or talking about food, it slips into our conversation in the form of idioms. What do I mean when I sayidiom?” I mean special expressions where one thing actually means another. 例如, we have the idiomto go bananas,” which has nothing at all to do with bananas. It meansto go crazy.

English has idioms that come from specific foods, like bananas, butter, bacon, and bread. 我们还有 英语成语 that come from meals or use the wordfooditself. Some of these idioms describe people and activities, while others describe situations, relationships, and ideas. Learning how to use these idioms can really helpspice upyour conversation in English.

在今天的课程中, we’ll hear a conversation among three coworkers: Jessie, Luke, and Ben. They are discussing their general work situation and Jessie’s idea to start her own company. 在他们的讨论中, they use many useful idioms related to food.


1. How did Ben feel about working with Ian?
2. Why does Luke say he is not willing to complain to Ian about his approach to work?
3. What does Luke say Jessie is always stressed out about?

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BEP 331 – 提供建议和警告的英语习语 (2)

提供建议和警告的商务英语习语 2

欢迎回到商务英语播客. 我叫埃德温, 我将主持今天的课程 商务英语习语 提供建议和警告.

人们通常不会自己处理问题或做出重大决策. 没有, 他们通常会向周围的人寻求建议. 除非你一个人在岛上工作, 您可能会发现自己定期向他人提供建议. 可能是您办公室里的同事来聊一个困难的项目. 或者可能是朋友打电话给您寻求工作场所冲突方面的帮助.

但是有时候,即使没有要求,我们也会给自己建议. 您可能正在与员工聊天,并意识到他们将要冒很大的风险. 否则,同事可能会接受一笔不小的交易. 无论如何, 警告他们选择的危险是您的工作.

当您提供建议时, 您可以依靠通常的建议语言, and expressions like “should” and “how about doing” something. 但是我们也有很多 英语成语 对于这些情况. 这些是我们今天要讨论的忠告.

在对话框中, 我们会听到两个工作朋友之间的对话, 瑞安和达娜. 达娜(Dana)与另一名叫简(Jane)的同事一直存在问题. 她向Ryan讲述了冲突中的最新事态发展. 瑞安(Ryan)就解决问题的方法向她提供了建议和警告。. 在他们的谈话中, 他们使用很多有用的 商务英语习语.


1. 瑞安(Ryan)认为达娜(Dana)应该做些什么,而不是避开简(Jane)?
2. 瑞安(Ryan)对达娜(Dana)向简发送电子邮件的计划有何评论?
3. Dana误解了Ryan的一些建议. 她错误地认为他在告诉她该做什么?

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BEP 330 – 提供建议和警告的英语习语 (1)

提供建议和警告的商务英语习语 1

欢迎回到Business English Pod,今天的课程 商务英语习语 提供建议和警告.

每个人不时需要一些建议. 也许我们正在和一个困难的同事打交道, 还是我们正在决定是否接受工作机会. 在某个时候,我们都转向同事, 导师, 老板, 或朋友的指导. 有时候,我们甚至在不找人的时候都会得到建议. 这些人可能会警告我们有关我们什至不知道的事情.

在某一点, 我们所有人都将被要求在建议等式的另一端服务. 同事和朋友遇到问题时可能会向我们寻求帮助. 我们的工作是提供建议, 警告, 并指导他们. 无论您在方程式的哪一边, 有很多有用的 商务英语习语 对于这些情况. 是这些 英语成语 寻求我们今天将要学习的建议和警告.

在本课中, 我们会听到两个朋友之间的对话. 谢尔顿在工作中遇到困难,正在考虑辞职。. 他的朋友Tanya正在就谢尔顿的情况提供一些建议和指导. 在他们的讨论中,她使用了许多英语的忠告和警告习语.


1. Tanya之前曾建议Sheldon做些什么?
2. Tanya认为Sheldon应该做什么而不是辞职?
3. 在对话框末尾, 谢尔登对自己的做法有何评价?

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