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    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"

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    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.

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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.

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    Re: Obama took the podium

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

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