5 Communication technologies - Vocabulary


1. an icon; 2. a menu bar; 3. a window; 4. a desktop; 5. a folder; 6. a cursor; 7. a menu; 8. a programme; 9. an attachment; 10. a file

2. Files can be organized into subfolders and subdirectories or folders and directories. This allows the user to create categories for files which can be organized and accessed easily. It is possible to create and open files and folders, to save them, rename them, move them or copy them from one area to another. It is possible to compress or delete files, so that they use less space. This can be useful, for example, when sending files via e-mail. File compression programs such as WinZip can be used to do this.


1. Menu is a list of computer operations.

2.   Icon is a small picture or symbol.

3. Word processor is software for creating text files (e. g., Microsoft Word).

4.   Click means to press and release the button on the mouse.

5.   Cursor is a little arrow on the screen that moves when you move the mouse.