Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    flowersa is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hebrew
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Obama took the podium

    I have a lot of questions but I'm really trying to understand it guys

    When someone taking the podium it means he started to talk to the people?

    "On the appointed evening, Obama took the podium in a cavernous ballroom at a Walt Disney World hotel"

  2. #2
    Shenfeng's Avatar
    Shenfeng is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Germany
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    100
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Obama took the podium

    Quote Originally Posted by flowersa View Post
    I have a lot of questions but I'm really trying to understand it guys

    When someone takes the podium, does it mean they start to talk to people?
    or
    When someone takes the podium, does that mean they start talking to people?

    "On the appointed evening, Obama took the podium in a cavernous ballroom at a Walt Disney World hotel"
    Yes, that's correct. Obama went up to the podium and delivered his speech.

  3. #3
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,246
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Obama took the podium

    Quote Originally Posted by flowersa View Post
    I have a lot of questions but I'm really trying to understand it guys

    When someone taking the podium it means he started to talk to the people?

    "On the appointed evening, Obama took the podium in a cavernous ballroom at a Walt Disney World hotel"
    Have you looked up "podium" in a dictionary?

  4. #4
    flowersa is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hebrew
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Obama took the podium

    Quote Originally Posted by Shenfeng View Post
    Yes, that's correct. Obama went up to the podium and delivered his speech.
    Hi Shenfeng, thanks for the reply and for correcting me

  5. #5
    flowersa is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hebrew
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Obama took the podium

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Have you looked up "podium" in a dictionary?
    Hi bhaisahab sure but I tried to understand the sentence as whole meaning I did thanks to Shenfeng

  6. #6
    BobSmith is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    902
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Obama took the podium

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Have you looked up "podium" in a dictionary?
    [not a teacher]

    It might be clear from this definition that "took" implies that he steped up on to the dais, or up to the lectern, but does it mean that he started speaking?

  7. #7
    flowersa is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hebrew
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Obama took the podium

    Hi, first I had those phrases that talked about a public reaction, but later on Gibbs returning to it and saying "whether that would connect" , what did he meant?

    What do you have in mind? Gibbs asked his boss.
    Ive got some stuff Id like to try out, Obama said. I want
    to see what the reaction is.

    Here what Gibbs said later ...

    If you wanted to know whether that would connect,
    Gibbs replied, I think you got your answer.

  8. #8
    flowersa is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hebrew
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Obama took the podium

    Hi, I meant to open my last post in a new thread by accident I posted here ...

Similar Threads

  1. the podium is in the front middle????
    By wotcha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Nov-2011, 15:10
  2. 'Podium', 'rostrum', or 'soapbox'?
    By Mehrgan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-Oct-2011, 12:28
  3. needs done (Barak Obama)
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 24-Sep-2011, 20:38
  4. [Vocabulary] 16th podium
    By maiabulela in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2011, 16:40
  5. Re: Article about Obama
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14-Jul-2008, 10:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk