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#276 Computer vocabulary in English for beginners


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Hi! I’m Georgiana. Thanks for joining me for another episode of the podcast. Also, thank you for the 30 million downloads!!!! 🎉 🎉 🎉

Today, I’ll talk about my very first computer and compare it with modern tech.

Before we start, get the transcript for free at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast

Ok, let’s get started!

Have you ever thought about how computers have changed over the years? Well, I have, and I want to share my experiences with you.

I will start with the parts of the computer:

First, the “mouse.” A mouse is a small device you move on your desk. It’s like a digital pet that helps you control your computer. My mouse was big and had a ball underneath. It wasn’t small and smooth like today’s mice. It had a cord that often got tangled, but I liked it. I used it to click on things and move around on the screen.

Well, nowadays, we have some other ways to do the same thing:

Many laptops have a flat area below the keyboard called “touchpad” that you can use your finger to move the arrow around. It’s like a tiny built-in mouse.

Some computers now let you touch the screen directly with your finger to control things. This is called a “touch screen.” It’s just like using your finger to tap or swipe on your phone.

You can also use a special pen on some computers to point and click, just like you used to do with the mouse.

Next, let’s talk about the ‘screen.’ The screen is like a computer’s TV. But the ones I used in the past were different from today’s flat screens.

My old screen was big and not flat like modern screens. It looked more like a big, heavy box on my desk. The pictures and words on it didn’t look very clear. They were a bit fuzzy, not sharp like today’s screens. Nowadays, screens are much thinner and lighter, showing pictures and words much more clearly. So, things on the computer look better now.

Now, let’s talk about the ‘keyboard.’ A keyboard is like a big board with many buttons you press. Each button has a letter, number, or symbol on it. It helps you type words and tell the computer what to do.

The keyboard I used back then had all the letters and keys you need, just like today’s keyboards. But it looked bigger and the buttons were a bit farther apart. When you typed on them, they made a clicky sound, unlike today’s quieter keyboards.




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