Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) move smoothly from one thing to another
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    • segue to a different topic/job/line of conversation
  • Analysis

    A 'segue' is transition often in film, tv or music from one scene or movement to another. a 'segue' can also describe any movement or shift from a role, condition or way of being to another, different one. 'Segue' is a noun and a verb and is often used in presentations or live performance or interviews to talk about moving from one point to the next.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When my wife said that she wished she was relaxing on a beach somewhere, it was the perfect segue to my question about whether she would consider the idea of us moving to Australia.
    2. The tracks on the album segue into one another seamlessly to create the impression of a continuous track.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Jennifer started in retail before segueing into marketing where her creative skills could be put to better use.
    2. Kevin spent a couple of minutes at the start of his sales pitch introducing himself before he segued into discussing his product.
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