Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll get one key phrase that you can use to start to say something when an idea comes to mind spontaneously.

Get this phrase and learn how to use it today!

Question from a listener:

“Can we use “when it comes to” in the same way that we use “in terms of”? For example, When it comes to restaurants, Italian ones are the cheapest.”

Our answer:

Yes you can often use these phrases in the same way when you speak casually in an English conversation.


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Great ways to transition to a new idea in a conversation:

  • “When it comes to”
  • “In terms of”
  • “As far as”
    • “As far as good doctors go this is one person I would recommend”
  • “Speaking of…”


Today we’ll focus on “speaking of”:

Why is this so natural? We use it all of the time and it can be used on the IELTS Exam and in English conversation.

We use it when something new comes to mind. It’s a bridge from one idea to the next.

We like it because it’s spontaneous. We don’t speak in a linear way. We are always bouncing from topic to topic.

This phrase is a key tool to create more spontaneity in your speaking skills.

To see how we use this phrase naturally listen to the podcast episode at 6:16


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