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Choosing a conference venue

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

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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.

Discussion

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The most important facilities are WIFI, refreshments, garden

a convinient room is the first, the other thing jus following

computer, wi-fi, projector, comfortable and catering service

Computers and wifi are the must-have item for meetings either on online or face-to-face.

Hi ,this is the first time I go in here to comment , please I have a question .
Why the writter said : located not location (here)
Conveniently located in the city centre, the International Centre is close to the shops and only a ten-minute walk to the train station.
Is this word here a verb or a name or an adjective .
if it was a passive voice verb where is the verb to be ?
Thanks so much.

Hello Mahmoud moza,

Location is a noun, while located is an adjective. In the sentenece, an adjective is needed as the clause is describing a noun (the International Centre).

If you wanted to use location then you would need to change the sentence:

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

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

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I think the most important facility for me is, offer me internet Wi-Fi, other thing can be the refreshments.

For me the most important facilitis are; first the prayer room, 2nd Halel Food, 3st gardiens and finally Wi-Fi .

For me the most important facilities below line up.
1. prayer room
2. alaturka toilet
3. bathroom
4. relax meeting room
5. fresh and clear foods
6. wi-fi
7. naturel place
I want above my written, because if I can take comfort, I can work.

Hi,
The most important facilities required for me at a conference or meeting includes:
- Free Wi-Fi.
- Secure parking space..
- Refreshments.

These are vital to the meeting, as such providing:
- Internet connection for accessing informations.
- Security for cars of stakeholders at the meeting.
- Foods and drinks to sustain life's and meeting span.
Thanks.

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