1. As I approached the podium to speak to the entire school my heart began to pound. Fortunately my speech went well and I got a standing ovation in the end.2. The witness took the stand to speak to the jury.
 stand Lectern podiumlectern 指有台子放書或小抄的講台, 通常給老師或演講人使用.podium 則沒有台子, 通常指給樂隊指揮使用, 但也可指有台子的講台.stand 是最簡單普遍的說法
My sister is bad-tempered and would sap at anybody whenever she feels like it.