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Technology Vocabulary Words Practice (page 3)

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Practice Activities

Find an article about technology in the technology section of your local newspaper or in a magazine. Add at least five new technology words to your vocabulary list and write down the definition of your new words based on the context clues in the article. Look up your new words and write down the dictionary definition. Go back and reread the article with your vocabulary list handy and note how the new words are used in the article.

Go to your local library or computer center and use a computer to search on a search engine using some of your new vocabulary words as keywords. See if you can find articles or websites that refer to your new vocabulary words. Does knowing these new vocabulary words make using a computer easier? Can you find any online dictionaries or other tools to help you develop your vocabulary?

Crossword Puzzle

Choose the word from the vocabulary list that best fits into the crossword puzzle. You will use 19 words from the vocabulary list to solve the puzzle. You can check your answers at the end of the chapter following the answers to the questions.

Technology Terms

Answers

Words in Context

The first word we encounter is workstation. Just from dissecting the word, we can determine that it is a station where one does work. Tom is a computer programmer, so it must refer to the computer he will use for work. The context clues tell us that the applications are on his computer and are things that he will use for work, so we can conclude that application must mean programs on a computer. He connects to the network via the Ethernet so he can communicate with the other computers. The network is what he is connecting to, so network must mean the group of computers in the office. Ethernet is the type of cord he is using to connect to the network, so it must be a means of connecting several computers to each other. Finally, he uses a search engine to find information about baseball. The keyword is the word he uses to search, and the search engine is a program that provides search results about baseball.

Sentence Completion

  1. network. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  2. firewall. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  3. server. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  4. cookies. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  5. database. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  6. application. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  7. cache. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  8. plug-in. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  9. keyword. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  10. information technology. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  11. cursor. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  12. bandwidth. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  13. bitmap. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  14. Ethernet. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  15. encryption. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  16. search engine. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  17. download. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  18. upload. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  19. workstation. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  20. motherboard. If you got this answer wrong, refer back to the word's definition.

True/ False

  1. False, correct word is upload
  2. False, correct word is cache
  3. False, correct word is search engine
  4. True
  5. True
  6. False, correct word is Ethernet
  7. True
  8. False, correct word is motherboard
  9. False, correct word is bandwidth
  10. True

Choosing the Right Word

  1. workstation
  2. bitmap
  3. cursor
  4. encryption
  5. keywords
  6. plug-in
  7. database
  8. plug-in
  9. information technology
  10. server

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Crossword Puzzle Solution

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