|1||accommodate||v.||/əˈkɒm əˌdeɪt/||to fit; to provide with something needed||a. The meeting room was large enough to accommodate the various needs of the groups using it. |
b. Because the deadline for reserving rooms was past, the hotel manager could not accommodate our need for more rooms.
|2||arrangement||n.||/əˈreɪndʒ mənt/||the plan or organization||a. The travel arrangements were taken care of by Sara, Mr.Billings’s capable assistant. |
b. The arrangement of speakers was alphabetical to avoid any hurt feelings.
|3||association||n.||/əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-/||an organization of persons or groups having a common interest; a relationship or society||a. Membership in a trade or professional association provides business contacts and mutual support. |
b. Local telephone companies formed an association to serve common goals, meet their common needs, and improve efficiency.
|4||attend||v.||/əˈtɛnd/||to go to; to pay attention to||a. We expect more than 100 members to attend the annual meeting. |
b. The hotel manager attended to all our needs promptly.
|5||get in touch||v.||to make contact with||a. As soon as we arrive at the hotel, we will get in touch with the manager about the unexpected guests. |
b. The registration desk is a good central location for people to get in touch with each other.
|6||hold||v.||/hoʊld/||to accommodate; to conduct||a. This meeting room holds at least 80 people comfortably. |
b. She holds an annual seminar that is very popular.
|7||location||n.||/loʊˈkeɪ ʃən/||a position or site||a. The location of the meeting was changed from the Red Room to the Green Room. |
b. Disney World was the perfect location for the annual meeting since many members could bring their families.
|8||overcrowded||adj.||/ˌoʊ vərˈkraʊd/||too crowded||a. As soon as the guests entered the dining room for dinner, Sue Lin could see that the room would become overcrowded. |
b. To avoid being overcrowded, we limited the number of guests that members could bring.
|9||register||v.||/ˈrɛdʒ ə stər/||to record||a. Hotels ask all guests to register and give a home address. |
b. More than 250 people registered to attend the afternoon seminar.
|10||select||v.||/sɪˈlɛkt/||a meeting||a. The morning sessions tend to fill up first, so sign up early. |
b. Due to the popularity of this course, we will offer two sessions.
|11||session||n.||/ˈsɛʃ ən/||to join or participate||a. The format for the session is very informal, which makes it easier for people to take part in the discussion. |
b. We could not get enough people to take part in the meeting, so we canceled it.
|12||take part in||v.|