Computers and internet

Here are some common English terms related to computers and the Internet.

Computer equipment

laptop
desktop computer (often abbreviated to desktop)
tablet computer (often abbreviated to tablet)
PC (abbreviation of personal computer)
screen
keyboard
mouse
monitor
printer
wireless router
cable
hard drive
speakers
power cable

Email

email
to email
to send an email
email address
username
password
to reply
to forward
new message
attachment

Using a computer

to plug in
to unplug
to switch on or to turn on
to switch off or to turn off
to start up
to shut down
to restart

The Internet

the Internet
website
broadband internet or broadband
ISP (abbreviation of internet service provider)
firewall
web hosting
wireless internet or WiFi
to download
to browse the Internet

Other useful words

file
folder
document
hardware
software
network
to scroll up
to scroll down
to log on
to log off
space bar
virus
antivirus software
processor speed
memory
word processor
database
spreadsheet
to print
to type
lower case letter
upper case letter or capital letter
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