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. 

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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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