Key IELTS Vocabulary to Talk About technology.
There are several themes that arise repeatedly in the IELTS Speaking exam. If you want to get a good band score, you must have a lot of vocabulary to describe topics such as travel, the media, and technology.
Today’s blog post looks at some IELTS vocabulary that will help you to talk about technology. As well as providing definitions, I have also written some sample sentences that you can use to answer questions in Speaking Part 1.
Gadget (adj) – a small mechanical or electronic device or tool
Examiner: Do you like to buy the latest technology?
Absolutely. I love to buy all the latest gadgets. I have the latest iPhone and a few other really cool accessories.
Tech-savvy (adj) – Proficient in the use of technology
Examiner: Are you good with technology?
I’m terrible with technology. Whenever my family needs help, we call our uncle. He’ really tech-savvy.
To browse (verb) – To look at several different internet sites, often aimlessly and without purpose
Examiner: What do you do to pass the time?
I just browse the internet on my phone when I’m bored
To scroll (verb) – To move text or graphics up or down or across a display screen
Examiner: Which social media site do you use the most?
Facebook, without a doubt. I spend hours just scrolling through my Facebook feed when I am bored.
To unfriend (verb) – To remove someone from your friend list on social media
Examiner: Have you ever had any negative experiences with technology?
My experiences have been pretty positive although I did have to unfriend a couple of people who sent me strange messages.
Malware (noun) – A type of computer virus
Examiner: What do you do to keep your private information safe?
I installed anti-virus software to protect against malware and I am very careful about using public Wifi networks.
To revolutionize (verb) – to change something radically
Examiner: Do you admire any celebrities?
Well, I don’t know if he’s a celebrity but I really respect Steve Jobs because I think he revolutionized society with the iPhone.
State-of-the art (adj) – The best technology available at a particular time
Examiner: What kind of cellphone do you have?
I just bought a new Huawei phone. It’s state-of-the-art and has lots of great features
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