1. 會議：名. meeting; conference; convention (不常用)
2. 電話會議&視訊會議：專. conference call (=concall) & video conference
3. 召開(會議)：動. (to) convene/initiate/schedule/have/arrange for (a meeting); 慣. (to) call a meeting (to order)
〔例句〕 In light of the pricey cost, most international companies has cut down on their need and frequency in sending the staff to do business overseas. Lots of annual/yearly face-to-face conventions are replaced by con calls and/or video conferences. In general, someone in the head office would be assigned to convene, organize and coordinate these alternative meetings, among different branch/affiliate offices, through/via/by emails and phones.
 形. 昂貴的= expensive = costly
 文句. send sb. to V 派sb.去做V
 慣. 做/談生意
 動. 取代; 把…放回原處
4. 主席：專. chair; chairperson; chairman/chairwoman
5. (待討論)議程：慣. (issue) agenda; 慣. things to be discussed/confirmed (=TBD/TBC)
6. 提出(臨時)動議：動. (to) move (that) 子句
7. 我附議/同意：句. I second/agree. 慣. I hear you.
8. (提案/法條)通過：動. (to) be carried/passed
9. (會議/政制)僵局：名. deadlock; stalemate; impasse
10. 中場休息/會/庭：動. (to) recess; break; 名. intermission
11. 結束/散會：動. (to) end/adjourn; 慣. let’s call it a day/night; 句. bring st. to a close/end
12. 撰寫(會議)紀錄：慣. take (the meeting) minutes
13. (會議)進行/繼續：動. (to) proceed; 片. go on/ahead/forward; move on/forward
14. (會議/表演)長度：名. duration; length
15. (會議/文章)冗長&簡潔：形. (be) long/lengthy/verbose; 反ó (be) short/brief/succinct/
16. 出席：動. (to) attend; 形. (be) present; 片. show/turn up; make an appearance; 衍=>出席者：名. attendee
〔例句〕In a conventionally formal convention, for example, that one in the governmental cabinet, parliament, and/or United Nations, there must be someone responsible for taking and recording the meeting minutes. After the chairperson announces (that) this meeting’s opening, the pre-issued agenda, one by one, would be discussed and voted by all participants. While some controversial bills are passed or denied, attendees are given the right to move new solutions if time permits. Those who see this eye to eye with the initiator may express “I second” on the spot. However, it’s not uncommon to encounter the deadlock during a conference. Whenever it/this happens, the chairman might order a recess or adjourn the meeting should the atmosphere would become quite tense.
慣. 比方說=for instance=such as=e.g.
動. 抵制; 否定
名. 氣氛; 氛圍
形. 拉緊的; 繃緊的
17. 缺席：形. (be) absent; 衍=>缺席者：名. absentee
〔例句〕 Once a corporate meeting is allowed to go ahead, keep this in mind that the duration is one of the key factors that effects whether a conference could be successful or not. A lengthy meeting would not only wasting the time but also repulse the staff. If an executive who often fail to present a concise conference, his subordinates and coworkers might try to absent (themselves from it) by making up some excuses.