Computing devices

Programs/uses: Spreadsheet Word processing Teleconferencing operating system e-commerce language for using computers surfing the internet / browsing the internet access websites go online navigate a website bookmark webpages to download to upgrade Devices personal computer (PC – but don’t abbreviate in formal writing) laptop mobile device tablet device hand-held device gadgets cutting edge outdated obsolete … Read more

Collocations for education

The following vocabulary is useful for using accurate collocations. The language of studying / useful collocations to revise – study or read something again in order to remember it better, often before exams to concentrate – to focus your attention on something to review – read over something again. Similar to revise, but more commonly … Read more

Types of learning

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing types of learning and how they are financed. Types of learning Distance learning – this is done away from the school, where the student studies by themselves and rarely attends classes in a school building (lessons are sent by post or online) Online learning – this … Read more

Types of student

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing types of student. School behaviour / character types / types of student to play truant – to be absent from class without permission from parents or teachers a bookworm – an informal word for someone who spends a lot time reading / studying an academic – … Read more

Types of school and qualification

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing types of school and qualification. Types of schools Boarding school – where the students live, eat and sleep during the school term Private school – where parents have to pay for their child to enrol Public school [US English] – a school which is free and … Read more

Unit 5 vocabulary list

Unit 5 vocabulary list. Look carefully through the list to make sure you know the words and are confident that you can use them in your written or spoken English. Look up the meaning of any new words and put them in a sentence. Make a handwritten note of any new words, ideally in a … Read more