English for PC

Personal Computers for Students

Exercise 1: Using the internet

1. Open the Internet Explorer browser by clicking on the icon internet-explorer-icon.jpgor by clinking the start button and selecting”programs”.

2. You will look at the weather for Chicago.

3. Click in the address box .

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4. If the address turns blue, you can type to erase the current address.

5. If the current address does not turn blue, you will see a cursor (a flashing line). To erase the address, use the Backspace Key or the Delete key from the keyboard.

6. Type:

http://www.weather.com

7. Type ENTER.

8. You are now at the Weather Channel’s page. Look at the top of the page for a box that says Enter zip code or US city.

9. Click in the box with your mouse. Look for the cursor. Type your city or zip code.

10. Type Enter.

scroll-bar.jpg11. The top of many web pages is advertising and banners. To see the entire page, scroll down. Click on the arrows to move up or down. Drag the scroll bar to move quickly. Use the middle button on your mouse to scroll quickly.

12. Scroll down to today’s weather. You will see the “36-hour Forecast”

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13. Words that are blue and underlined are called links. They take you to another page. Point the mouse to a link. Your cursor will look like a hand.

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14. To return to the first page click the Back button under the Menu Bar. back-arrow.jpg

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Week 2 Vocabulary

Parts of a computer–quiz |here|.

To save your work, you can use a floppy disk .

You can control the computer with a mouse .

Most modern computers have a microphone so you can record your voice.

To see text and graphics, look on the monitor .

If you want to save large files, a zip disk is useful.

To store files on your computer, the hard drive is used.

The brain of the computer is known as the central processing unit .

When you load a program, instructions go into RAM memory .

If you have a scanner , you’ll be able to digitize photos and put them on your computer.

If you print your work, this is called hard copy .

If you buy a digital video camera , you can make movies and edit them on your computer!

The keyboard is used to enter information.

When you use audio on your computer, use headphones if you don’t want others to hear.

If you want to put information on paper, use the printer .

You can download photos directly to your computer if you have a digital camera .

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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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Internet Log

Internet Log Entries

You need to visit and fill out an Internet Log Entry for each site you visit. For each entry, write:

  • The Name of the Site
  • The URL
  • The Kind of Site: commercial, non-profit, personal, educational, government
  • The Site’s Audience: men, women, children, teenagers, students, housewives, under 20, 30+ years old, etc.
  • Your Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor

Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor


Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor


Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor


Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor


Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor


Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor


Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________Evaluation: Excellent | Good | Average | Fair | Poor


Name: _________________________________________URL: _________________________________________Kind: _________________________________________Audience: ______________________________________

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Vocabulary-Week 1

Vocabulary for computers:

PC

laptop

screen

mouse

keyboard

cursor

icon

click

left click

right click

printer

double click

scroll up

scroll down

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