Each expression in this post has been shown with meaning and an example. This blog post on “IELTS Technology Vocabulary” contains a total of 28 useful expressions for speaking and aims to help IELTS students, ESL learners, and teachers improve their English.

1. to access website/email

Meaning: to locate

2. to back up files

to make copy files in case of a computer problem

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3. to boot up

to start a computer

4. to bookmark a webpage

to mark a webpage for future reference

5. to browse websites

to look at websites

6. a computer buff

an expert computer user

7. to crash

to suddenly stop working

8. to cut and paste

to move texts or images from one place in document to another place

9. a desktop PC

acomputer that is not portable and remains in situation on a desk

10. digital editing

to edit digital materials like audio or video files

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11. download (podcasts)

to save a copy of a file from te internet to your own device

12. to enter a web adress

to type the adress of a website into the adress bar of your browser

13. a gadget

a technological tool like mobile phone or camera

14. to go online

to start using the internet

15. high-spec(laptop)

powwerful computer with top quality components

16. internet security

internet safety

17. intranet

a network of connected computers withinan organization that is not accesible by unautorized visitors

18. to navigate a website

to find your way around aa website

19. operating sysytem

the software that tells the computer how to work

20. send an attachment

send an email with an accompanying file

21. social media

media used to interact with other people such as Facebook or Twitter

22. to surf the web

to look at a series of websites one after the other

23. a techie

somebody who has an interest in technology

24. to upgrade

to obtain a more powerful or feature-rich computer or piece of software

25. video conferencing

to see and hear people from different locations using the interent

26. wireless hotspot

a public place where you can access the internet

27. wireless network

a network where users can access the internet without the use of fixed cable

28. word processing

producing written texts on a computer

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