Choosing a conference venue

Choosing a conference venue

Read two adverts for corporate venues to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


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The International Centre

Whether you are looking for a conference venue or a place to have your meetings and your training days, the International Centre is the perfect modern space for your event.

Offering free Wi-Fi, secure parking and all-day refreshments, the International Centre has 120 meeting rooms and a theatre for up to 1,000 people.

Conveniently located in the city centre, the International Centre is close to the shops and only a ten-minute walk to the train station.

The Grand West

The Grand West is a country house surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful scenery, only a 30-minute drive from the airport.

With 76 hotel rooms, 12 meeting rooms and a conference room that takes up to 200 people, the Grand West offers free Wi-Fi and a whiteboard in every room.

You can also make use of the gardens of the Grand West for team-building events and outdoor activities. Our indoor swimming pool, gym and 18-hole golf course will ensure that your event is relaxing and enjoyable for everyone.


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Submitted by R on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 18:42

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a meeting or conference. Meetings may not be possible without free Wi-Fi. If we have free Wi-Fi, we can share the video with people there. I think the meeting will be more efficient if the video can be shared. Also, can use our own smartphone without any data limit. I have only a small amout of data on my smartphone, so it would be helpful to have free Wi-Fi.

Submitted by Saria Muraoka on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 13:40

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a conference or meeting. Because we depend on the internet. So If we don't have the internet, we won't be able to work. I can use Wi-Fi at home. But when I go out, the internet costs is expensive. So free Wi-Fi is very useful, because we can use it for free. I think it would be more convenient to have a place to charge a battery for free. It is very important because it will not be usable if the battery is depleted. For this reason, free Wi-Fi and charging are very important for me when I go to a conference or meeting.

Submitted by hoshi on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 08:43

Hello everyone. I think that the most important points in facilities for me is free Wi-Fi. It is very convenience and useful. If you don't have it, you can't use Network on a computer.And you have to use the date limit on your smart phone.Furthermore,you can use more comfortable Network. When I went to stay home in Australia,the house don't have Wi-Fi. so,I borrowed pocket Wi-Fi. but others home stay houses have Wi-Fi. I felt ripped off.

Submitted by NANAKA on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 14:31

Hello! I think that the most important facility for me is free Wi-Fi. This is good for,when I use some devices such as laptop, smartphone during a conference. In addition to, It's easy on the wallet! One thing I can say for sure is that In the modern world the internet is indispensable. If my internet connection isn't stable,It would have a bad effect on my work.

Submitted by Risa on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 10:27

I think the most important facility for the meeting or conference is free Wi-Fi. That is very helpful when we use the internet. People often use the internet when they have a meeting. The internet is indispensable thing for the meeting. For example, making the meeting materials, presenting own ideas and showing some data or graph. If the meeting room doesn’t have a free Wi-Fi, we can’t use the internet fast and comfortably. So, the meeting can’t proceed well. People can’t working without the internet.

Submitted by Yuri Chida on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 09:57

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important for me when I go to a conference. That’s because it is very useful. I use Wi-Fi whenever I stay at home so I would like to use it at a conference venue, too. If free Wi-Fi is offered, I’m able to feel free to use the Internet on a smartphone or a computer. Also, refreshment is important for me. I would like to relax by eating food and drinking drinks during break time. As a result, I can focus on a conference. For these reasons, I think free Wi-Fi and refreshment are important for me.

Submitted by Yonemura Tomoya on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 09:17

Hello. There are three facilities that are most important for me. First, Wi-Fi, it is very convinience. If I have Wi-Fi, my Network makes good. I can use my phone without date limit. Also, when I happen accident, I can contact my family. Second, outdoor activies space, I can relax and enjoy. Relaxing is very important for me because I can change of pace. Also, playing outdoor activies with many people makes us good relationship. Third, eating and drinking space. If there is this space, I am satisfied. Also, an oppotunity that talking with various people increase. I can make good friends. We should use any facility politely, and clean up after we use.

Submitted by mahiro on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 06:31

Hello. I think the most important facility for me is, available me internet Wi-Fi. Because it's very convenient, I usually to use frequently. I think more need to use everyone in now environment. Because I think it increased online opportunity. I mean the most important available me internet Wi-Fi in facility.

Submitted by tomoka on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 04:32

I think that laptops and pens are most important. To begin with, people prepare by using laptops until meetings. Therefore, no matter how much they work hard, they can not do good presentation without their laptops. Of course, I know the skill of talking is necessary when meeting. But it is not facilities. Second, we use pens in a kind of situations. For example, I often write what my teacher says "this is important things.". The reason why is that I try not to forget it. So, in the serious situations such a conference, I believe having pens are significant. In addition, I often see that many workers always have a pen in their pockets. These reasons make me think I think laptops and pens are important when I go to a conference or meeting.

Submitted by Dilnoza Sulaymonova on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 08:25

The most important thing is wifi I think