ESL Vocabulary about Technology

ESL Vocabulary about topic 'Technology', a small word group with meanings and sentences. The vocabulary has 29 words. The sample words are as follows: computer age, cutting-edge, desktop PC, download, essential, gadget, hold the line, operating system, rocket science, back up (files), boot up, browse websites, .... It helps to enhance speaking and writing skills efficiently in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS and TOEFL. Vocabularies to talk about a topic
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computer age  Speak
the period in modern history characterized by rapid technology development and widespread computer use
Living in a computer age has many benefits.
cutting-edge  Speak
at the latest or most advanced stage of development
All were uncovered or made with the help of cutting-edge science and technology.
desktop PC  Speak
a personal computer that remains on a desk
Users can download their material to a desktop PC.
download  Speak
copy (data) from one computer system to another, typically over the Internet
Students and educators can download the software free of charge.
essential  Speak
extremely important or absolutely necessary to a particular subject, situation, or activity
Internet is an essential piece of technology for many people.
gadget  Speak
a small machine or device which does something useful, like smartphone
I've got a clever little gadget for opening jars.
hold the line  Speak
hang on, hold on, wait a minute
If you'll hold the line a moment I'll hand you over to someone who might be able to help.
operating system  Speak
the most basic program, which it needs in order to function and run other programs
Our operating system can now interconnect with other networks.
rocket science  Speak
the study, design, and development of spacecraft
Designing a website may be a lot of work but it's not rocket science.
back up (files)  Speak
to make a copy (of files) in case of a computer problem
Make sure you back up your files.
boot up  Speak
to start a computer
When you boot up, a menu will appear on the screen.
browse websites  Speak
to look at information on the internet
You can browse the website for trend sections and styling ideas.
crash  Speak
to suddenly stop working
The computer crashed for the second time in 10 days.
go online  Speak
to use the Internet
Millions of people go online every day.
navigate  Speak
to move around a website or computer screen
Their website is fairly plain, but very easy to navigate.
navigate a website  Speak
to find what you need on the website
Navigating a website is not very easy, especially if the website is poorly designed.
pull the plug  Speak
put an end to something
If you pulled the plug during the shutdown, that could have damaged the hard drive and the operating system.
surf the web  Speak
to look through websites, searching for something you need, or simply for entertainment
When you surf the web using Chrome or any other browser, your computer saves some of the data on websites you're visiting as part of your browser history.
upgrade  Speak
improve, update, reform
It's quite simple to upgrade the indexing software.
well-oiled  Speak
something that works perfectly well
The system ran like a well-oiled machine.
silver surfer  Speak
an older person who spends a lot of time using the internet
Silver surfers will be able to access information about a range of activities and events for retired people through a new website.
techie  Speak
someone who works with and knows a lot about technical things, especially relating to computers
To run a successful IT team, you need to be more than just a techie.
virtual friend  Speak
refers to a friend whom one meets online; opposite of actual friend
You may have made a virtual friend on an online gaming site, but don't expect that person to meet you for coffee.
detrimental  Speak
tending to cause harm
Smoking is detrimental to health.
excessively  Speak
in a way that is too much
The music was excessively loud.
undeniable  Speak
unable to be denied or disputed
Her charm is undeniable.
scroll  Speak
to move the computer graphics to a particular direction
Use the wheel to scroll up and down the page - quickly and easily.
browse  Speak
to look at information on the internet
Try browsing around in the network bulletin boards.
indifferent  Speak
unconcerned about; uncaring about
He found it very hard teaching a class full of indifferent teenagers.