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10 Computing, Technology and Innovation Vocabulary and Language Exercises

1 Computer and technology vocabulary exercise (with answers)

The vocabulary and language of computers, technology and associated topics such as the internet and automation is essential for English language learners and job seekers in the 21st   century. It is much interesting and engaging  common computing and technological expressions are taught with the aid of pictures,

Click on the image or the link to download the printable PDF file.

 

Computing, the internet and technology vocabulary exercise

Computer and technology vocabulary exercise (PDF)

2 Computers and the internet vocabulary and writing exercise (with possible answers)

This is an ESL writing exercise for for some common words used for discussing the internet. Students try to make sentences about the pictures using the words under the pictures

Computers and the internet vocabulary and sentence writing

Computer and the internet vocabulary and writing exercise (PDF)

3 What’s it used for? (with answers)

 This is an  exercise  introducing language and expressions for describing contemporary technological devices used in everyday life . 
Students match the vocabulary to the pictures.  Then they complete the questions  with their own ideas and ask their classmates the questions.
Technology and vocabulary matching exercise
Technology and vocabulary matching exercise

What’s it used for ? (PDF)

4 Technology use survey

 This is an ESL speaking and writing lesson for talking about technology. First, students write five survey questions about technology . There are some examples of questions on the first page of the PDF.  When they have written five questions , they can walk around the class asking classmates their questions and noting down their answers on the worksheet. Finally, they write a short report from their survey question answers. This is a fun communicative exercise that allows students to mix freely. 

Classroom technology use survey and writing exercise template for students

Classroom technology use survey (PDF)

5 Rise of the robots and automation brainstorming and discussion worksheet

This is an exercise to explore the vocabulary and language used to talk about new technology and encourage discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of robots and automation.

Rise of the robots technology brainstorming and writing worksheet.

Rise of the robots brainstorming and discussion  worksheet (PDF)

6 Brainstorming benefits of mobile devices

This is an English language speaking worksheet to help English language students brainstorm the benefits of smart phones, Ipads , tablets and other mobile devices .Students write down as many benefits as they can using the pictures and their own ideas.

Classroom brainstorming the benefits of mobile devices worksheet

Brainstorming the benefits of mobile devices worksheet (PDF)

7 Brainstorming the disadvantages of automation and robotics

This is an English language exercise for brainstorming the disadvantages of robotics and automation. Students use the pictures to give them ideas .

 

Brainstorm disadvantages of automated devices and robots

Brainstorming the disadvantages of automated devices (PDF)

8 Talking about machines, products and services with adjectives

This is a business English ESL exercise exploring language used to describe technology and products. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures. Then they write sentences describing the products. The adjectives used to describe products are:

long-lasting fragile easy-to-use comfortable reliable cool
inexpensive up-to-date out-of date useful efficient fast

Describing technology with adjectives (PDF)

9 Personal opinions about the internet and social trends

An English language speaking worksheet for generating
discussion about the internet and social trends. Students write
the benefits/disadvantages of each issue on the worksheet.

Brainstorming the advantages and disadvantages of the internet and social trends

Personal opinions about the internet (PDF)

10 Personal opinions: technology & modern lifestyle

 
This is another  worksheet that can be used  to get students  talking about  technology in contemporary society.  Students need to think of a  positive and negative for each issue. 

Brainstorming personal opinions about modern life

Personal opinions about the internet and modern life (PDF)

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