English for PC

Personal Computers for Students

Week 1: Pronunciation

Let’s Talk about Addresses

It is very important to type the address carefully. It doesn’t work and is very frustrating if you type the address wrong.

How do I say an E-mail address?

We say:
@ —–> at
.  —–> dot
_ —–>underscore
For example:          We say:
info@hilc.ns.ca —–>info at HILC dot n s dot c a
Halifax@ns.sympatico.ca —–>Halifax at n s dot sympatico dot c a
S_smith@hotmail.com —–>s underscore smith at hotmail dot com

How do I say an Internet address?

We say:
: —–>colon
/ —–>slash
. —–>dot
– —–>dash
For example:    We say:
http://www.cic.gc.ca —–>h t t p colon slash slash w w w dot c i c dot g c dot c a
http://www.region.halifax.ns.ca —–>h t t p colon slash slash w w w dot region dot Halifax dot n s dot c a
http://www.oneworld.org/ni —–>h t t p colon slash slash w w w dot one world dot org slash n i
http://www.ns.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca —–>h t t p colon slash slash w w w dot n s dot h r d c dash d r h c dot g c dot c a

Tips for using the Internet

™ This means wait.
™ This means you can click here and find more information.
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You can click underlined words and find more information, for example: underlined words

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Week 1: The Mouse

The Mouse

mouse.jpgHow do I click?
1. Put your hand on top of the mouse.
2. Put your first finger on the left mouse button.
3. Quickly put your finger down and up on the left mouse button.

How do I double-click?

1. Put your hand on top of the mouse.
2. Put your first finger on the left mouse button.
3. Quickly put your finger down and up on the left mouse button two times.

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Week 1: Safety

Safety on the Internet

• You must be careful when you are connected to the Internet. There is a lot of good information on the Internet, but there is also some bad information. If you go to a web site that you don’t like, leave that web site and go to a better one.
• Be very careful about giving personal information on the Internet. The Internet is usually not private.
• Be very careful about giving your credit card numbers on the Internet.
• Watch your children when they are on the Internet.
• You can get computer programs to stop children from going to places on the Internet that are not good for children.
• People must be very careful when doing shopping and banking on the Internet.

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Week 1: Addresses

Vocabulary
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World Wide Web – the same as the Internet
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Online – you are connected to the Internet by telephone line or cable line.
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Offline – you are using your computer but are not connected to the Internet.
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Web site – a business, government or person’s page on the Internet where you
can put information for people to read.
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Web page – one page of a web site
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Download – to get a program or files from the Internet and put them in your computer.
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Link – a word or a picture in a web site that takes you to another web site when you click it.
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Internet address – an address that you need to type to get to a web site. All Internet addresses start with ‘http://’. Many Internet addresses have ‘www’ as the first letters, but some don’t. For example, this is an Internet address: http://www.cic.gc.ca
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E-mail address – an E-mail address has a person’s name or nick name followed by @ and then the Internet company’s name. For example, these are E-mail addresses: donna@sprint.ca clb@yahoo.com

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Week 1: Internet

What is the Internet?

• The Internet is a network of computers from all over the world. Businesses, governments and people share information on the Internet. The Internet has new information every day. To read information on the Internet you need a program such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. In this workbook, we will use Internet Explorer.
• There is usually a lot of information on a web page. You don’t need to read all the information. Look for the big words or color words – these are usually the important words.
• Companies buy advertising space on web sites. Most web sites have a lot of advertisements. It is easy to click the wrong place and go to another web site. Be careful where you click.

• The Internet can be very slow. Sometimes it takes too long to connect with a web site. If this happens, go to the next activity. Don’t wait more than a few minutes.
• Web sites change often and some disappear. If this happens with the web sites in this workbook, just go to the next activity.

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