Choosing a conference venue

Choosing a conference venue

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

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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 CM Sung on Wed, 05/06/2024 - 03:42


I was wondering why "theater" should be categorized in "room types" instead of "facilities"?

Hello CM Sung,

It's a fair question - I think you could put it in either category. However, the context suggests 'room' as it is described as 'for 1000 people'.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by ubaid332 on Mon, 27/05/2024 - 08:43


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

For conference or meeting the most important facilities need to have Wi-Fi because everyone need to do presentation so some important information they can explain with the help of internet. Another important facility is refereshment. When visitors are tired they can refresh their self by eating food or use drinks. The conference or meeting area should be easy accessable to Airport or Motorway to reach easily and on time.

Submitted by Ana Tambo on Wed, 07/02/2024 - 11:11


The most important facilities when I go to a conference or meeting are free Wi-Fi, secure parking and all day refreshments.
Free Wi-Fi because in some breaks I need to see my emails and do some work activities.
Secure parking to ensure my vehicle on a secure place.
All day refreshments because I need to eat and drink to maintain my concentration on the conference or meeting.

PS. I am really enjoying the lessons. I need to improve my reading skills because sometimes I need to do the presentations for my headquarters.

Best regards,
Ana da Graça Tambo
Maputo, Mozambique.

Hello Ana,

We're very pleased to hear that you're enjoying the lessons. Thanks for letting us know!

And if you run out of pages here in the Skills section, be sure to check out our General English section for more.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by R. Przybysz on Sat, 06/01/2024 - 14:21


The basic things such as, bathroom, wather, securit, securit park. These things do not should miss in these types events.
Thank you British.

Submitted by Kerem3358 on Sat, 09/12/2023 - 18:52


Very nice exercise

Submitted by arizonova on Thu, 23/11/2023 - 07:36


The most important facilities for me are free Wi-Fi, refreshments available all day, and a space for outdoor activities. Additionally, the place must be close to the city center, near the bus or train station.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Mon, 20/11/2023 - 13:11


When I go to a conference or meeting, the most important facilities are those offering free Wi-Fi, refreshments, and a free parking lot.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Mon, 20/11/2023 - 13:04


Firstly, the most important things for me are clean and secure. Secondly, the facilities of conference or meeting rooms are full of luxury convenience. Thirdly, the attitude of staff there is well services.