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.
    2. It is crucial that we follow these procedures or we will be in violation of the health code.
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