ABBA after 40 years – level 3

15-04-2014 15:00

One half of ABBA celebrated the 40th anniversary of the performance that won them the Eurovision Song Contest.

Bjorn and Frida turned out for an ABBA extravaganza on Monday on London’s South Bank to mark their success when Waterloo won the big prize in 1974.

“We knew a bit about the business and the mix of the talents were probably a wonderful thing and also being couples, being together and explore that world, you know, it was a new, a new kind of thing for all of us.”

The band is known around the world for a large number of hits, but Bjorn admitted it wasn’t all effortless.

“And it happened over a quite a long period of time. I mean, we did not have a hit after hit after hit, we, we had a hit and then we wrote another song, recorded it and released it. It was like that. It seems today when you look back at it as though it was happening at the same time but it wasn’t.”

The pair went on stage to join in the celebration, as the crowd sang Happy Birthday.

“Happy birthday to you!”

Difficult words: one half (half of four people is two people), anniversary (date on which something special happened), extravaganza (very large and expensive entertainment), effortless (without work).

Source: www.itn.co.uk

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