Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, wants to use compulsory coronavirus testing at music festivals. Avoiding gatherings is considered a crucial step to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Neil and Georgina discuss this news story and look at the vocabulary being used.

Video chapters
0:00 – Introduction
0:30 – The story
2:07 – Headline 1: Coronavirus: Is this a way of getting festivals going again?
4:30 – Headline 2: FR boss unveils plan to restart industry at full capacity
7:53 – Headline 3: Live nation’s Festival Republic drafts “full capacity plan” to get live music up and running by November in the UK
9:59 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
getting going
starting something often after a delay

  • We need to get going after lunch.
  • Sporting events hope to get going by next year.

introduces something for the first time

  • The artist unveiled his new painting.
  • The new boss unveiled her plans for the company.

creates the first version of something

  • The president drafted his new plans for the country.
  • I sent my first draft of my essay to my teacher today.

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