Lesson 5 – Conferences

Lesson 5 – Conferences

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1accommodatev./əˈkɒm əˌdeɪt/ to fit; to provide with something neededa. 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.
2arrangementn./əˈreɪndʒ mənt/ the plan or organizationa. 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.
3associationn./əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-/ an organization of persons or groups having a common interest; a relationship or societya. 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.
4attendv./əˈtɛnd/ to go to; to pay attention toa. We expect more than 100 members to attend the annual meeting.
b. The hotel manager attended to all our needs promptly.
5get in touchv.  to make contact witha. 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.
6holdv./hoʊld/ to accommodate; to conducta. This meeting room holds at least 80 people comfortably.
b. She holds an annual seminar that is very popular.
7locationn./loʊˈkeɪ ʃən/ a position or sitea. 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.
8overcrowdedadj./ˌoʊ vərˈkraʊd/ too crowdeda. 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.
9registerv./ˈrɛdʒ ə stər/ to recorda. Hotels ask all guests to register and give a home address.
b. More than 250 people registered to attend the afternoon seminar.
10selectv./sɪˈlɛkt/ a meetinga. 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.
11sessionn./ˈsɛʃ ən/ to join or participatea. 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.
12take part inv.