Internet vocabulary: Phrasal verbs
- Plug sth in: Connect sth to the socket (= outlet)
- Switch sth on / off: Turn sth on/off by pressing a button or switch.
- Log in / on: to perform the actions that allow you to begin using a computer system.
- Log off / out: to perform the actions that allow you to finish using a computer system
- Click on: to carry out a computer operation by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard.
- Type in: write sth using a computer
- Scroll up/down: move text on a computer up or down so that you can read different parts of it.
- Print out: to produce a document or information from a computer in printed form.
- Go down = crash: stop working suddenly
Examples of vocabulary for internet
- Plug the computer in.
- Switch the computer on.
- Log on using your password.
- Click on the Internet symbol (Internet browser).
- If you want to open the program, just click on the icon.
- Type in the website address/ Type in the keyword in the search box.
- Scroll down/up the page.
- Print out the information you want.
- Log off, shut down the computer and switch it off.
- As soon as I opened the attachment, my computer went down.
Other Internet vocabulary
Below is another list of internet vocabulary.
- Intranet: a computer network that is private to a company, university, etc. but is connected to and uses the same software as the Internet.
- Email (electronic mail): a way of sending messages and data to other people by means of computers connected together in a network.
- Attachment: a document that you send someone using email.
- Router: a device that sends data to the appropriate parts of a computer network.
- Password: a series of numbers or letters that you must type into a computer or computer system in order to be able to use it.
- The World Wide Web (referred to as WWW or the web) is a service on the internet. It consists of a set of linked documents called webpages which can be viewed using program called a browser.
- Browser: a program that lets you look at or read documents on the Internet such as Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.
- Domain name: it indicates the network domain in which the webpage is stored e.g. englishdotcom.net
- URL: (Uniform Resource Locator) the web address of a webpage e.g. https://englishdotcom.net/study-skills-in-college/. The URL consists of a number of separate parts divided by forward slashes (/).
- HTTP:// is referred to as the protocol prefix and indicates that the hypertext transfer protocol should be used to transfer the webpage across the Internet.
- Keyword: the word that users type in the search box of a search engine.
- Search engines: people use them to search for websites and information on the Internet. For example, Google, Bing, AOL.com, yandex.ru, baidu, to name but a few.
- SEO= Search Engine Optimization
- Download: to move data to a smaller computer system from a larger one.
- Upload: move data to a larger computer system from a smaller one.
- FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about a website, a company, an organization, etc.
- Virus: instructions that are hidden within a computer program and are designed to cause faults or destroy data.
- IT: stands for Information Technology.The study and use of electronic processes and equipment to store and send information of all kinds, including words, pictures, and numbers.
- Over/on the Internet: using the Internet. ⇒ I buy all my books over/on the Internet.
- Surf the Net/Internet: use the internet. ⇒ He spends too much time surfing the Internet.
Here is a list of phrasal verbs used in the classroom