071. Speaking of…

 

-> say speaking of something that has just been mentioned as away of introducing a new topic which has some connection with that thing.

I. EXAMPLES:

Speaking of the movies, have you seen “The Patriot”?

Speaking of honesty, I know a lot of people who don’t pay bus fares.

Speaking of Ben, have you seen him recently?

Speaking of bicycles, China is called “the kingdom of bicycles”.

II. DIALOGUES:

A: I can’t wait until Valentine’s Day.

B: Speaking of Valentine’s Day, how is your girlfriend?

A: She’s doing well. I took her out to dinner last night.

B: Did you have a good time?

A: Yeah, the food was delicious.

B: Hey, speaking of food, are you hungry? Let’s grab a bite to eat.

A: That sounds great. Let’s get some Chinese food.

 

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