English Vocabulary Exercises for A1 – Computing

1. Find twelve computing nouns in the wordsearch. Use eight of them to label the pictures below.






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laptop, computer, tablet, monitor

1 headphones 2 keyboard 3 printer  4 webcam

5 mouse 6 speakers 7 charger  8 router

2. Complete the explanation below using the other four words from exercise 1.

To use a 1 _______, you need a separate keyboard and 2 _______ But a 3 _______ has its own screen and keyboard. A 4 _______ does not have a keyboard. When you need to type, a keyboard appears on the screen.

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1 computer  2 monitor 3 laptop  4 tablet

3. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences.

a document / an / they / scanning / are / important


b uploading / he / is / some / photos


contact / her / she / entering / details / is


d they / a / downloading / internet / the / from / are / song


e comment / posting / a / she / Facebook / on / is


she / photos / deleting / her / from / tablet / is


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A They are scanning an important document.

B He is uploading some photos.

She is entering her contact details.

They are downloading a song from the internet.

E She is posting a comment on Facebook.

F She is deleting photos from her tablet.

4. Listen to dialogues 1-5. Match them with sentences a-f from exercise 3. There is one extra sentence.







Sentence (A-F)

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1234 F  5 E

The extra sentence is C.

5. Listen again. Write the missing word in these sentences.

1   You just need to ________. on the link.

2   The ________.  connection isn’t very good.

3   I need to ________.  it to the Chinese embassy.

4   Is the ________. full on your tablet?

5   Whose ________. are you looking at?

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1 click  2 Wi-Fi 3 email  4 memory 5 page



Boy Look, this is the one.

Girl Is it?

B Yes. It’s from his new album. You just need to click on the link.

G It costs nearly £10. That’s too expensive!

B No, it’s only 99p. £10 is for the whole album.

G Oh, OK. That’s fine then. I’ll click on the link.


Girl What are you doing?

Boy I’m sharing these pictures from the weekend.

G What pictures?

Oh, just a few pictures from the party. I’m putting them onto website.


But it’s taking a long time. The Wi-Fi connection isn’t very good.

G Hey! That’s a photo of me!

Don’t worry. I’m not sharing that one!

G Oh. Why not?


Boy This is no good. Look – you can’t see the date at the top.

Girl Oh, OK. Let’s try again.

Hold on. I’ll move it up a little bit.

G Why are we doing this anyway?

I need to email it to the Chinese Embassy. It’s part of visa application.

G Oh, yes.


Girl I don’t want that one. Or that one.

Boy Hey! What are you doing?

Don’t worry. They’re pictures, not yours.

B   But why are you doing that? Is the memory full on your tablet?

No, it isn’t. But I don’t want these ones.

B   The ones with A in them?

That’s right.

B   Oh, I see!


Boy What are you typing?

Girl I’m not saying.

Oh please. Can I see?

G Oh, OK.

Whose page are you looking at?

G aunt’s. She shared some new photos.

‘I love your new hairstyle. You look like a movie star.’ That’s nice.

G Yes. It isn’t true – but it’s nice!

6. Write five sentences about how you use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Include adverbs of frequency (often, sometimes, never, etc.)

1   ___________


2   ___________


3   ___________


4   ___________


5   ___________


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your own answers

Extra exercises

1. Match a word from A with a word from B to make computing nouns. Then complete the definitions.

A head     key     lap     memory     web

B board     cam     phones     stick     stop

1 A __________ is a set of buttons with letters and numbers that you use to write on a computer screen.

A __________ shows your image to other people over the internet.

_____ are things you put over your ears to listen to music without other people hearing it.

A __________ is a thing you use to copy and store important information.

A __________ is a small computer you can carry around with you.

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1 keyboard   2 webcam   3 Headphones

4 memory stick   5 laptop

2. Complete the sentences with the correct words.

I don’t __________ many comments on social media sites.

a install   

b post    

c surf

Why don’t you __________ all the files on your computer that you don’t need any more?

a delete    

b follow   

c upload

I decided to __________ ole photos to make a digital copy of them.

a connect to   

b remove   

c scan

You need to __________ your password to log on to the site.

a enter   

b restart  

c visit

_____ the receipt and take it with you to collect your tickets.

a Install   

b Print    

c Upload

Do you __________ any famous people on Twitter?

a scan   

b enter   

c follow

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1 b   2 a   3 c   4 a   5 b   6 c

3. Circle the correct words to complete the sentences.

How to upload a photo on social media

1 First of allNow go to your homepage. 2FinallyThen , choose the option ‘upload photo’. 3 NextTostart off with , select the photo that you want to upload from your files. 4 After thatSecondly , write a comment about the photo. 5 FinallyNext , click on the ‘post’ button to upload the photo to your homepage, where all your friends can see it.

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1 First of all   2 Then   3 Next   4 After that   5 Finally

4. Complete the sentences with the words below.

account     campaigns     forums     media     page     story

1   Companies today are using hashtag __________ to market their products.

2   What’s the last viral __________ you can remember?

3   Have you got a Twitter __________?

4   The band opened a fundraising __________ to pay for their European tour.

5   Do you ever take part in discussions on internet __________?

6   News travels very fast on social __________

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1 campaigns   2 story   3 account   4 page   5 forums   6 media

5. Complete the dialogue with the phrases below.

Here’s your change and your receipt.       How much is it?

How can I help you?      How would you like to pay?

That comes to £27.50.      Would you like anything else?

Customer   Excuse me?

Assistant     1 _____

Customer   I’m looking for a mouse that I can use with laptop.

Assistant     This wireless mouse is very popular.

Customer   2 _____

Assistant     It’s £9.50.

Customer   That’s fine.

Assistant     3 _____

Customer   Yes, I’m looking for a laptop case, too.

Assistant     Do you like this one? It’s £18.

Customer   Yes, that’s perfect.

Assistant     4 _____

Customer   In cash.

Assistant     OK. 5 _____

Customer   Here you are.

Assistant     Thank you. 6 _____

Customer   Thanks very much.

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1 How can I help you?

How much is it?

Would you like anything else?

How would you like to pay?

That comes to £27.50.

Here’s your change and your receipt.

6. Complete the questions.

1 What’s the battery ________. of your tablet?

2 Has your laptop got a built-in ________. you can use for talking on Skype?

3 Where’s the memory card ________. on this games console?

4 How many USB ________. has your computer got?

5 Where can I get a new SIM ________. for phone?

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1 life   2 webcam   3 slot   4 ports   5 card

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