How do I change conversation topics?

Ever been in a conversation but had nothing left to talk about?  Or maybe talking about something awkward  and wanted to change the topic?  A smooth topic change can not only keep the conversation going but also give you more chances to practice your English.

Below are some phrases that can help change topics smoothly without disrupting the natural flow.



“Anyway” also has many other uses in a conversation including being used to start the conversation ending. If the topic changes below are not working for awkward topics, you could try using more direct phrases such as “Can we talk about [new topic] instead?” or “I’m sorry, do you mind if we talk about something else?”


Extra tip!! Try not to change conversation topics too much as it may make the conversation disjointed or unnatural.

Instead, try to adjust existing topics using phrases such as “Speaking of…”.