Flo-Joe for Cambridge English Exams

Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Computer and Internet Vocabulary

On this page you will practise some of the vocabulary to describe computers and the internet.


Complete each definition with the correct words:

A) A website that's a bit like a diary.
A computer you carry around with you.
C) The part of a computer where you type.
D) A word that means to move around the internet.
E) To move a file from your computer to a larger computer on the internet.
F) The instructions that control computer programs.
G) The part of a computer or TV where words or pictures appear.
H) The physical parts of a computer.
You use one of these to move around your computer screen.
J) You need one of these to get into an account.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) blog, B) laptop, C) keyboard, D) surf, E) upload, F) software, G) screen, H) hardware, I) mouse, J) password.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Complete the gaps in the following sentences with one of the words from the previous quiz. These words were:


A) I forgot my and couldn't check my email.
I like to the internet to find interesting news stories.
C) The internet connection was very slow and it took ages to a photograph to my website.
D) I need something to clean the computer as I can't see anything very clearly.
E) The letters 'R' and 'T' on the don't work.
F) You should be careful when installing new on your computer in case it causes a problem.
G) I'm thinking of starting a to publish photos of my holidays.
H) During my journey to work on the train I keep up with emails on my .
I) I bought a cheap PC and the wasn't very good quality.
J) New computer users often have problems controlling the .

Well done!The correct answers are: A) password, B) surf, C) upload, D) screen, E) keyboard, F) software, G) blog, H) laptop, I) hardware, J) mouse. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


What is important to you when you buy a new computer?
Do you have different passwords for different websites?
What are you interested in when you surf the internet?
Do you often upload photos to the internet?


Writing Practice: Part 3

This is part of a letter you receive from an English friend.

I hear you've bought a new computer. Lucky you! What do you use your computer for?

Now you are writing a letter to this friend.

Write your letter in about 100 words.