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holding meetings and delivering papers #1 (permalink) Wed May 21, 2008 8:53 am   holding meetings and delivering papers
 

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ESL/EFL Test #116 "Paper expressions", question 4

The professor is ......... an important paper on sociolinguistics tonight in the main hall.

(a) speaking
(b) delivering
(c) talking
(d) holding

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #116 "Paper expressions", answer 4

The professor is delivering an important paper on sociolinguistics tonight in the main hall.

Correct answer: (b) delivering

Your answer was: incorrect
The professor is holding an important paper on sociolinguistics tonight in the main hall.
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why not holding?
Thanks a lot.

Zarinamo.
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holding meetings and delivering papers #2 (permalink) Thu May 22, 2008 4:50 am   holding meetings and delivering papers
 

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We do not 'hold papers'-- we 'hold meetings', where we 'deliver papers'.
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holding meetings and delivering papers #3 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:28 am   holding meetings and delivering papers
 

deliver a paper= 'deliver a speech' or 'bring the newspaper'?

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holding meetings and delivering papers #4 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:54 am   holding meetings and delivering papers
 

Deliver a speech about a paper he wrote.
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