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At the Conference

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We left our booking for the event until the last moment and so the hotel could not accommodate all of us.

Correct entry:   accommodate
The error was: (c) accumulate

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Probably the most interesting meeting of the whole week was the one when everybody had the opportunity to take part.

Correct entry:   part
The error was: (d) portion

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In the beginning before the actual conference started there was an informal gathering at which the different members were able to get in touch with each other.

Correct entry:   get in touch
The error was: (d) get in gear

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After breakfast on the second day there was a notice pinned up on a board near reception that indicated the new location where that afternoon's activities would be held.

Correct entry:   location
The error was: (c) position

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One of the speakers scheduled for the day before the final meeting was known to be very boring and so few delegates attended his presentation.

Correct entry:   attended
The error was: (c) waited

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For the most popular speakers the committee had decided to use the main hall that is capable of holding at least 200 people.

Correct entry:   holding
The error was: (d) supporting

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There was such overwhelming support for the session on psychology that the organisers decided to repeat it in the evening.

Correct entry:   session
The error was: (b) sitting

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They had not allowed for the high demand there would be for evening meals among the participants and so the dining hall was always overcrowded then.

Correct entry:   overcrowded
The error was: (d) overpopulated

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There was a lot of administration during the first afternoon before the conference started when all the delegates had to register.

Correct entry:   register
The error was: (d) record

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At the end of the conference arrangements had been made for all members who had come by train to be taken by taxi to the station.

Correct entry:   arrangements
The error was: (b) organisations

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Accommodate vs. accumulate, Take part vs. take portion, Meaning: members were able to get in touch with each other

 

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