English Sentence Starter: “Speaking Of…”

By Robby

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Hello my friends foreign English speakers!

It’s me – Robby – from English Harmony here and this time around I’m bringing you another English idiomatic expression, namely – “SPEAKING OF…

As a matter of fact, this expression also happens to be one of the simplest English sentence starters and the only other sentence starter that can rival this one in its simplicity is “Well…”

Long story short, whenever you’re asked a question and you find it a little bit difficult to respond, you can resort to the strategy of saying “SPEAKING OF… which then is followed by the very subject of the question.

Basically what you’re doing here is – you’re just REPEATING the other person’s question which is super-easy yet at the same time it adds a lot of substance to your speech.

In other words – instead of just responding with a few word sentence, you may as well start your response by saying “SPEAKING OF…”, then repeat the question, and only THEN provide your answer!

Now, do you want to see how this strategy works in real life?

Well, what are you waiting for? Start watching the video above! 😉



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  • Hi VL,
    The simplest way I can think of is:
    “Hello, I’d like to REPORT A FAULT…”

  • VL

    Hi Robby
    Thanks for another great tip.
    Could you also tell us what is the most natural way of asking for a service?
    For example, I’ve got something broken at home and I’m calling a repair firm to ask if someone could come around to fix the item.
    I think there has to be a way to explain all ages this in a few words )

  • Believe it or not, but right now I’m watching a YouTube video and the interviewed person started her response by saying “Well, speaking of…” – goes to show how well this strategy works! 😉