29 Apr 2013

Computers Vocabulary

On this post I'm going to give you some vocabulary related to computers.

First of all, here you are a list of computer parts (click) and a list of computer accessories with images, and also a quiz to practise and memorize them.

Secondly, there's an audio exercise on computers parts. Listen to the definitions and choose the correct picture.

Thirdly, if you enjoy doing a word search, try this one on computer accessories.

Finally, a multiple choice exercise.

Have fun!

26 Apr 2013

Word of the week: Come in handy

This week's expression is

come in handy

which means to be useful or convenient for a certain purpose.

I always keep paper clips in my pencil case; you never know when they'll come in handy.

I'll keep these bottles; they might come in handy.

25 Apr 2013

Favourite gadget

The other day in class one of my students asked me to teach them some vocabulary related to computers and electronic devices, so I'm going to start a series of posts on this very interesting topic.  

To begin with I've found a podcast where people are asked what their favourite gadget is. It's quite interesting, since people from different countries are asked this question and, therefore, you can listen to different dialects. 

To listen to it, follow the link and then press the play button. Remember to hide the transcript, so you can listen to the audio without reading it. On the same webpage on the right you have a vocabulary quiz and some questions to check your comprehension

Enjoy the practice!