Choosing a conference venue

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

Instructions

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

Reading text

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 jmajo on Thu, 24/11/2022 - 15:17

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The most important facilities that a conference or meeting should have are free Wi-Fi, refreshments, meeting rooms, a big theatre or conference room, equipment to allow live transmissions and the possibility to record the conferences and good restrooms. I don’t think it’s a good idea to have a lot of distractions not related to the subject of the conference or meeting, so people would concentrate in the subject of the conference.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!!

Submitted by bashair alsyali on Sun, 28/08/2022 - 23:32

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I want to be near to center city because driving is easy, and a want gym, swimming pool and a center for shopping and a train station, a want to be near from Restaurants and want free wifi and refreshment

Submitted by Noval on Wed, 10/08/2022 - 16:42

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I think the most important facilities are the meeting room, computer or laptop.
You need a place for the conference and need utilities to show your report or play PPT.

Submitted by simpboy on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 09:58

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when I come to a conference, i like being provided food and drink

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sat, 28/05/2022 - 12:30

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What facilities are most important for you when you go to a conference or meeting? Why?

it is the most important point when meeting is starting in conference it is significant to have a wifi connection and refreshment is very very important during the meeting and third most important break time. during the meeting, people feel exhausted to sit in one place so we need to break for some time and get fresh.

Submitted by HarryAg on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 11:23

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Most important facilities provided during conference are free wifi and refreshments.

Submitted by ClaraKhin on Sun, 26/12/2021 - 10:57

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When I have to go to a conference, Free Wifi and all day refreshments are the important facilities for me because the conference may take hours and we need to keep our energies up.

Submitted by LinLinTun on Sat, 18/12/2021 - 03:58

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I want to visit Grand West because I love rolling hills and beautiful scenery.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 13:04

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WIFI of course and refreshements all day long ^^

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 13:31

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The facilities that i need when i go to a conference or meeting are free wifi and shopping centre because i can not stand it without wifi to surf wed and facebook i will feel bored and i need a shopping centre close by for shopping and entertainment after work