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Internet vocabulary: 30 memorable words

Internet vocabulary 

  • Internet vocabulary: Phrasal verbs

 internet vocabulary

  1. Plug sth in: Connect sth to the socket (= outlet)
  2. Switch sth on / off: Turn sth on/off by pressing a button or switch.
  3. Log in / on: to perform the actions that allow you to begin using a computer system.
  4. Log off / out: to perform the actions that allow you to finish using a computer system
  5. Click on: to carry out a computer operation by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard.
  6. Type in: write sth using a computer
  7. Scroll up/down: move text on a computer up or down so that you can read different parts of it.
  8. Print out: to produce a document or information from a computer in printed form.
  9. 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.

  1. Intranet: a computer network that is private to a company, university, etc. but is connected to and uses the same software as the Internet.
  2. Email (electronic mail): a way of sending messages and data to other people by means of computers connected together in a network.
  3. Attachment: a document that you send someone using email.
  4. Router: a device that sends data to the appropriate parts of a computer network.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Browser: a program that lets you look at or read documents on the Internet such as Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.
  8. Domain name: it indicates the network domain in which the webpage is stored e.g. englishdotcom.net
  9. 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 (/).
  10. 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.
  11. Keyword: the word that users type in the search box of a search engine.
  12. 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.
  13. SEO= Search Engine Optimization
  14. Download: to move data to a smaller computer system from a larger one.
  15. Upload: move data to a larger computer system from a smaller one.
  16. FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about a website, a company, an organization, etc.
  17. Virus: instructions that are hidden within a computer program and are designed to cause faults or destroy data.
  18. 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.
  19. Over/on the Internet: using the Internet. ⇒ I buy all my books over/on the Internet.
  20. 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

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