- in someone’s stead /in (someone’s) sted/
- lodging /LOJ-ing/
- formal /FAWR-muhl/
- Luxembourg /LUHK-suhm-burg/
- customary /KUHS-tuh-mer-ee/
[noun] – in place of someone
Allen can’t attend the meeting, so Anne will go in his stead.
[noun] – a temporary place to stay
They all stay in the same lodging.
[adjective] – public or official
She lacks any formal music training.
[noun] – a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France, and Germany
Luxembourg produces white wines with a good reputation and fair prices.
[adjective] – usual
It’s not customary to give tips in Japan.
The UK has taken over hosting responsibilities for other countries four times and has hosted Eurovision eight times, more than any other nation. It hosted for the Netherlands in 1960, France in 1963, Monaco in 1972, and Luxembourg in 1974. As is customary for the winner to automatically qualify for the Grand Final, Ukraine will also join the Big Five—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This is due to their financial support of the tournament. The Grand Final of the competition has not been set yet; however, it typically takes place in May.
- What was the last concert you went to? Please tell me more about it.
- Where is your ideal concert venue? Please describe it and tell me the reason why as well.
- If you were to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, what kind of song would you perform and why?
- Do you think the UK will host more Eurovision song contests in the future?
- In your opinion, why was the UK chosen to take over Ukraine’s hosting responsibilities for the 2023 contest?