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  • 1. How many computer words do you know in English? • access to open a computer file • access provider a company that provides access to the Internet • browse to look at information on the Internet: to browse the World Wide Web • web browser a computer program that enables you to read information on the Internet • bulletin board a place on a computer system where users can read messages and add their own
  • 2. • chat room a part of the Internet where you can use email to discuss a subject with other people • cyber- using computers, especially the Internet: Cybercrime /cyberculture • cyberspace the Internet considered as an imaginary area without limits where you can meet people and discover information about any subject: You can find the answer to almost any question in cyberspace. • download to copy or move programs or information into a computer's memory, especially from the Internet • ≠ upload to copy or move programs or information to a larger computer system or to the Internet • email the system for using computers to send messages over the Internet: You can contact us by email.
  • 3. • MP3 player a computer program for playing music which has been stored as MP3 files • online describes products, services or information that can be bought or accessed using the Internet: an online newspaper/magazine/dictionary/ online banking/shopping • be online to be able to use email or the Internet: I'll send you my email address once I'm online. • surf to spend time visiting a lot of websites: Many towns and cities have cybercafes where you can surf the Internet. • The Web the system of connected documents on the Internet, which often contain colour pictures, video and sound, and which can be searched for information about a particular subject: Jane's been surfing the Web all morning
  • 4. • log in/on to connect a computer to a computer system by typing your name, so that you can start working: Log on using your name and password. • log off/out to stop a computer being connected to a computer system, usually when you want to stop working: Could you all log off for a few minutes, please?
  • 5. Uses of the Internet Communication Music Library Transactions E-learning
  • 6. Uses of the Internet Communication chatroom Live games
  • 7. Uses of the Internet Music Library Download, Upload, share songs
  • 8. Uses of the Internet Transactions Booking a holiday On-line shopping Internet banking
  • 9. Uses of the Internet E-learning Learning a foreign language Learn about current affairs / the news Access information
  • 10. Suzanne My favourite Internet activity is visiting chatrooms. In a sports chatroom I can chat with people from all over the world about my basketball team.
  • 11. There’s also music sharing websites on the Net. You can upload songs from your own CDs, and download other people’s onto your computer and listen to them. It’s like a huge music library. Sean
  • 12. You can also shop on the Net. You can buy anything from woollen hats to cars! I haven’t brought anything yet, because I don’t have enough money but I enjoy browsing. Graham
  • 13. I don’t know how she did it but my mum booked the whole holiday on the Internet! My mum also pays the household bills over the Internet. She has a PIN number so she can transfer money from her bank account to the electricity company, for example. Karen
  • 14. There are sites which translate short texts, other with information about how everyday stuff works – you can even learn languages on the Internet. Our history teacher has discovered a lot of useful material that has the kids really interested in the subject. The IT Teacher
  • 15. The History Teacher There are lots of sites operated by large channels, newspapers, and organisations like the BBC, where people can go to get reliable information. They need to know how to use them.