Big Ben and the English Parliament (London)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Household Chores.

  • What are some ideas on how to assign household chores in a family? Should parents give money to their children as a reward?
  • Listen to the conversation and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. 
  • Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


As we saw in class, we have different ways to describe functions in English:
  • ROM holds intructions which are needed to start up the computer.
  • ROM is used to hold /is used for holding instructions which are needed to start up the computer.
  • The function of ROM is to hold instructions which are needed to start up the computer.
Here you have some examples:
  • A scanner is used for inputting text and graphics.
  • A printer is used to print out data from a computer.
  • An ATM (automated teller machine) provides cash and account information to bank customers on account of a swipe card.
  • A PDA is used to store information such as appointments.
  • The function of a hard disk drive is to store programs and data.
  • A supercomputer is used to process quickly very large amounts of information, for example in a government department or a university.
  • A mainframe computer is used for processing large amounts of data such as a major company's accounts and client database.
  • Barcodes provide computer-readable information on a product so that it can be identified and priced automatically.
  • Swipe cards are used to provide a secure means of identifying authorised users of many different facilities such as banks, libraries and computer labs.
  • The function of memory is to hold the instructions and data used by the processor.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Prepositions of Place.

  • If you need some information about prepositions of place read THIS.
  • And you can do an online EXERCISE, too.

  • Finally, you have an easy activity on Places HERE.

Digital Cameras - A Listening.

  • Listen to PART 1 of a discussion about digital and conventional cameras and find the similarities and differences between them.
  • Now listen to PART 2 and list the disadvantages of digital cameras.

(source: Oxford English for Information Technology Second Edition, Eric H. Glendinning & John McEwan)