Learning computer about various computer Items English lesson
Computers are a important part of life now from children to old people using them for everyday activities
What will I learn from the English lesson learning about various computer Items English lesson?
Following on the the English lesson Personal Computer parts this lesson will help you learn the English words for the items that can be used with personal computers and laptops.
Try and find the following keys on your keyboard
- Space bar
- caps lock
- Arrow keys
- Numbers keys
- Enter button
- Control button = Ctrl
- Shift keys
- number pad
- Alt keys
Control button (Ctrl) + i = Makes highlighted text italic
Control button (Ctrl) + b = Makes highlighted text bold>
What is a mouse?
A mouse is used to move the cursor around the screen.
Using the left the button you can open programs and files.
Are there other types of mouse available?
Yes, the first one is the wireless, cordless which as the ability to work without using any wires between the mouse and the computer.
The second one is a trackball which looks like an upside down mouse. The on screen pointer is controlled using a ball using your finger or thumb.
What are speakers used for?
Speakers are used to allow you to hear sound from the computer.
Sometimes computer have built in speakers, but these are not good quality.
What is a printer?
A printer is a piece of hardware that has to be used with a computer.
They are able to print text and images on to paper
Printers can be used to print letters, documents and photographs.
There are 2 main types of printers inkjet and laser printers. Inkjet printers sprays ink from an ink cartridge to the paper as it passes by. The laser printer uses a laser beam reflected from a mirror to attract toner (ink) to the selected parts of the paper as a sheet passes over a drum.
What is a compact disc?
CD is short for compact disc, a compact disc is a flat, round and used for storing things on. medium that is read by a laser in a CD-ROM drive that was A standard CD can hold up to 72 minutes of music or 650 MB of data.
CD's can be used to store music, video, photos, any type of file.
Computer headphones and microphone
What are computer headphones and microphones used for?
Headphones can be used to listen to sound whilst not disturbing anyone else close by.
Microphone can be used to talk to another person on msn, yahoo messenger or sykpe.
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