Technology (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Technology

The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 21 words from the "technology" category:
Exploring technology-related vocabulary is important in our digital age for discussing gadgets, innovations, and IT topics.

Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Example Sentences


speakers icon

devices that produce sound, often used for listening to music or audio

Easy Examples

  • Speakers make sound so we can hear music and voices.
  • Speakers come in different sizes and shapes.
  • Good speakers can make music sound amazing.

Harder Examples

  • She connected her speakers to the computer to enjoy high-quality audio.
  • He adjusted the volume on the speakers to set the right sound level.
  • They purchased a new set of speakers for their home theater system.


television icon

an electronic device that displays visual content such as shows, movies, and news

Easy Examples

  • Television shows us pictures and plays movies.
  • People watch television for entertainment and news.
  • TVs come in various sizes and have remote controls.

Harder Examples

  • She watched her favorite TV show on the television in the living room.
  • He used the television remote to switch channels and adjust the brightness.
  • They decided to buy a larger television screen for a better viewing experience.

USB stick

USB stick icon

a portable storage device that can be connected to a computer's USB port to transfer data

Easy Examples

  • A USB stick is a small device for storing data.
  • USB sticks are portable and can hold lots of information.
  • You can plug a USB stick into a computer to access its files.

Harder Examples

  • She saved her important documents on a USB stick to keep them safe.
  • He transferred photos from his camera to a USB stick for easy sharing.
  • They used a USB stick to transfer music files between their computers.


webcam icon

a camera that captures video and allows for video conferencing or online streaming

Easy Examples

  • A webcam is a camera you use with your computer.
  • Webcams allow you to video chat with friends and family.
  • Many laptops come with built-in webcams.

Harder Examples

  • She used a webcam to video chat with her family who lived far away.
  • He attached a webcam to his computer for online meetings and interviews.
  • They bought a high-definition webcam for better video quality during streaming.


wifi icon

a wireless technology that allows devices to connect to the internet or a local network

Easy Examples

  • Wifi is a wireless connection to the internet.
  • We use wifi to connect our devices to the web.
  • Public places often offer free wifi for guests.

Harder Examples

  • She connected her smartphone to the wifi network to browse the web.
  • He had a strong wifi signal in his home, ensuring fast internet speed.
  • They installed a wifi router to provide internet access throughout their office.


camera icon

a device used to capture photographs or record videos

Easy Examples

  • A camera takes pictures and records videos.
  • Photographers use cameras to capture special moments.
  • Cameras come in all shapes and sizes.

Harder Examples

  • She took beautiful landscape photos with her digital camera.
  • He adjusted the camera settings to capture the perfect shot in low light.
  • They brought a camera with them on their vacation to document their adventures.


cursor icon

an on-screen pointer controlled by a computer mouse or touchpad

Easy Examples

  • The cursor is the little arrow on your computer screen.
  • You can move the cursor with your mouse.
  • The cursor helps you click on things.

Harder Examples

  • She moved the cursor across the screen to click on different icons.
  • He selected text with the cursor and then copied it to the clipboard.
  • They customized the appearance of their cursor to make it more visually appealing.


download icon

to transfer data or files from the internet or another computer to one's own device

Easy Examples

  • You can download files from the internet to your computer.
  • Downloading music and movies is common.
  • Make sure to download only from trusted sources.

Harder Examples

  • She downloaded a new app to her smartphone for better productivity.
  • He downloaded a large file from the internet, which took some time due to its size.
  • They regularly download software updates to keep their devices secure.


email icon

electronic messages sent and received through the internet

Easy Examples

  • Email is a way to send messages and documents online.
  • People use email for work and personal communication.
  • You need an email address to send and receive messages.

Harder Examples

  • She sent an email to her colleague with the latest project updates.
  • He received an important email notification on his phone during a meeting.
  • They used email to communicate with clients and share project documents.


hacker icon

a person who gains unauthorized access to computer systems or networks for malicious purposes

Easy Examples

  • A hacker is a person who tries to break into computer systems.
  • Ethical hackers help protect against cyberattacks.
  • Hacking is illegal and can lead to serious consequences.

Harder Examples

  • She was a victim of a hacker who stole her personal information.
  • He worked as an ethical hacker, helping companies identify and fix security vulnerabilities.
  • They took cybersecurity measures to protect their data from potential hackers.


headphones icon

a pair of audio devices worn over the ears to listen to music or audio privately

Easy Examples

  • Headphones are worn over the ears to listen to audio.
  • Many people use headphones while listening to music or watching videos.
  • Headphones come in wired and wireless varieties.

Harder Examples

  • She put on her headphones to enjoy her favorite music without disturbing others.
  • He used noise-canceling headphones to block out background noise during his flight.
  • They shared a headphone splitter to listen to the same audio source together.


keyboard icon

an input device with a set of keys used for typing on a computer or other digital devices

Easy Examples

  • A keyboard has keys for typing letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Typing on a keyboard is how we input text into computers.
  • Keyboards are essential for writing and communication.

Harder Examples

  • She typed a fast and accurate email using her ergonomic keyboard.
  • He spilled a drink on his keyboard and had to clean it to prevent damage.
  • They customized the keyboard shortcuts on their computer for efficiency.


laptop icon

a portable computer that can be easily carried and used in various locations

Easy Examples

  • A laptop is a portable computer that you can carry with you.
  • Laptops are great for work, school, and entertainment.
  • Close the laptop when you're not using it to save power.

Harder Examples

  • She brought her laptop to the coffee shop to work on her project.
  • He upgraded the RAM and storage capacity of his laptop for better performance.
  • They used their laptops to collaborate on a presentation during a business trip.


monitor icon

a screen that displays visual output from a computer or other electronic device

Easy Examples

  • A monitor displays the visuals from your computer.
  • Monitors come in different sizes and resolutions.
  • A good monitor makes watching movies more enjoyable.

Harder Examples

  • She adjusted the brightness and contrast settings on her monitor for optimal viewing.
  • He connected his laptop to an external monitor to extend his workspace.
  • They purchased a curved gaming monitor for a more immersive gaming experience.


mouse icon

a pointing device used to move the cursor on a computer screen and interact with on-screen elements

Easy Examples

  • A mouse is a pointing device used with a computer.
  • You move the mouse to control the cursor on the screen.
  • Some mice have buttons for extra functions.

Harder Examples

  • She clicked the mouse to open the file and started editing it.
  • He preferred using a wireless mouse for greater mobility and convenience.
  • They cleaned the mouse's sensor to improve its accuracy and responsiveness.


password icon

a secret combination of characters used to gain access to a protected system, account, or device

Easy Examples

  • A password is a secret code to protect your accounts.
  • Use strong passwords to keep your online accounts secure.
  • Never share your password with anyone.

Harder Examples

  • She created a strong password with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • He forgot his password and had to reset it to regain access to his email.
  • They enabled two-factor authentication to enhance the security of their online accounts.


printer icon

a device that produces physical copies of digital documents or images on paper

Easy Examples

  • A printer produces paper copies of digital documents.
  • Printers are used for school reports and work presentations.
  • Inkjet and laser printers are common types.

Harder Examples

  • She printed multiple copies of the report to distribute to her team members.
  • He replaced the ink cartridge in his printer to ensure high-quality prints.
  • They used a wireless printer to conveniently print documents from their mobile devices.


programmer icon

a person who writes and develops computer programs or software applications

Easy Examples

  • A programmer writes instructions for computers.
  • Programmers create software and apps that we use every day.
  • Programming requires logical thinking and creativity.

Harder Examples

  • She worked as a programmer and coded software solutions for businesses.
  • He collaborated with a team of programmers to create a new mobile app.
  • They attended a programming conference to stay updated on the latest industry trends.


radio icon

an electronic device that broadcasts audio content, such as music, news, and talk shows

Easy Examples

  • A radio plays music and broadcasts news and talk shows.
  • People listen to the radio in their cars and at home.
  • There are many radio stations to choose from.

Harder Examples

  • She tuned in to her favorite radio station to listen to the morning news.
  • He enjoyed listening to radio programs during his daily commute to work.
  • They hosted a radio show where they discussed current events and played music.


save icon

to store and preserve digital data or documents in a computer or other storage medium

Easy Examples

  • You should save your work on the computer regularly.
  • Saving prevents you from losing your progress.
  • Use the 'Save' button or keyboard shortcut.

Harder Examples

  • She remembered to save her progress in the document before closing it.
  • He saved important photos to an external hard drive for backup.
  • They used cloud storage services to automatically save and sync their files.


smartphone icon

a mobile phone with advanced features, including internet access and app capabilities

Easy Examples

  • A smartphone is a mobile device that can make calls and do many tasks.
  • Smartphones have touchscreens and apps for various purposes.
  • People use smartphones for communication and entertainment.

Harder Examples

  • She used her smartphone to check emails, social media, and the weather forecast.
  • He upgraded to the latest smartphone model with improved camera technology.
  • They downloaded productivity apps on their smartphones to stay organized.
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