Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) extremely important or significant
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    • crucial time/meeting/element
  • Analysis
     Something 'crucial' is of great importance or critical to the success or failure of something. "This is a crucial moment for the boxer if he makes the wrong decision he will lose." "We are at a crucial point in our negotiation of a deal." Crucial is an adjective you can hear used in both professional and social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The hours after the operation were a crucial time in the boy's recovery. 
    2. The mines supplied a metal which was a crucial element in the production of mobile phones.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The crucial meeting between the banks and the government affected millions of account holders.
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