Agree or disagree with the following statements. Give your arguments to support your viewpoint.


– I know you like to attend scientific conferences.

– Yes, you are right. Besides, I also like to be a member of the organizing committee.

– No, I see you are misinformed. I think attending conferences is a waste of time.

Several delegates had come long before the session began.
The seminar will be held in room 6.
The majority of the participants were accommodated in hotel “Belarus”.
The discussions were exceedingly lively.
The greatest part of the material has been verified experimentally.
Over 50 papers and reports were submitted.
There will be many participants at the conference sponsored by our department.
There are very many unsolved problems in this field.
This paper was published in the latest issue of the journal.

Answer the questions below.


– I regularly attend international conferences. And what about you?

– I don’t have the possibility to take part in international conferences abroad but I am a regular participant of different international conferences in our country.

A conference is a very important event in a researcher’s life. What do you think of it?
I usually submit my papers in Russian but this time I’ll do it in English. And what about you?
I like to take part in the poster sessions which constitute the usual short communications of recent research data. What is your idea of this?
The organizing committee has accepted my paper to be included in the programme for the conference. And what about your paper?
I have just registered as a member of congress at the congress office. And have you done the same?
I have already received an invitation to the international conference? And you?
I’ll make a report on research in progress at our laboratory. Do you think I should?