5 Communication technologies - Check your skills



a) moving from one document or website to another, to find information (4)

b) copying information from a website to your own computer (6)

c)   a network of computers all over the world, joined by phone lines, satellite or cable (1)

d)   a system linking millions of documents stored on the Internet computers around the world (2)

e)   the place on the Internet where a company/organization/etc. stores its documents (3)

f) electronic messages sent to someone over the Internet (5)



1. What was mainly used by scientists?

2.   What don't you need to send e-mail?

3.   What have they already got?

4.   What isn't it?

5.   Who does like sending e-mails to his friend?

6.   How can I pay for my ticket?

7.   What is so exciting?

8.   What won't she download?



1. Information technology is now beginning to have much more influence on education.

2.   The word 'blog' is short for ‘Weblog*.

3.   A blog is an online diary or 'log' of someone's life, thoughts, or opinions.

4.   Some universities even give their students and staff free space on a server to start their own blogs.

5.   ‘Wiki' means for ‘What I Know is'.

6.   Anyone can add content and make changes.

7.   Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia, which has more than 1 million entries in over 100 languages.

8.   Wikipedia is working hard to make sure that its information is completely accurate, so students will be able to use it with confidence, and there's no doubt that it is an incredible resource.


4. You can follow the latest world news. find out about BBC World Service radio programmes and links quizzes and songs lyric at You can use a variety of online dictionaries download at The British Council has a website where you can find a variety of games, activities and a list of resources suitable both for adults and younger learners at