Monday, April 15, 2013

Computer Icons - Monday Morning Worksheet - ESL

Welcome! I'm glad you could make it today!

This first Monday Morning Worksheet is about Computer Icons. Students read a short text about icons and then try to guess the uses for various icons. This can be done in pairs. I've also included a few activities that students can do as a class or independently, including an essay topic. I hope you enjoy this worksheet and your Monday! 

Have a great week!


Computer Icons

Computer Icons for Computer Screens & Mobiles

When you first turn on your computer or cell phone (mobile phone), what do you see on the screen? In most cases, you see pictures, not words. Most computers and cell phone screens show pictures, or icons. Icons are small, simple images. They are used as shortcuts to computer files and programs. Icons look different for each program or type of file that we use. Popular programs have similar icons. The icons may look a little different, but are used for the same thing. An example of this is Internet Explorer.


Computer Icon Vocabulary Words

1. Study the icons in the box above. What do you think each icon is used for? Use the words below to help you decide. Work with a partner if you have one.

2. Which icons do you use most, on your phone or computer?



3. Why do you think programs use icons instead of words?

4. What are some problems caused by using icons instead of words?


Computer Icon Worksheet PDF

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5 Comments:

At May 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM , Anonymous Ellen B said...

Really useful, glad I found it. Thanks!

 
At May 31, 2013 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Faiza Raintree said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the article! And thank you for taking the time to let me know. Much appreciated!

 
At August 31, 2014 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Sheila Morton said...

Do you have an answer key for this worksheet?

 
At September 27, 2014 at 2:43 AM , Blogger Faiza Raintree said...

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At September 27, 2014 at 3:01 AM , Blogger Faiza Raintree said...

Hi Sheila. Thanks for taking the time to ask a question.

Some of the icons have only one answer, but others could be interpreted to mean different things.

Here is a possible list of answers, going from left to right.

ROW 1 -- news - mail - songs- emergency - Internet - calendar
ROW 2 -- question - download - gas - restaurant - information - pdf file
ROW 3 -- movies - battery - contact - stocks - map - weather
ROW 4 -- audio - home page - award/testimonial badge - chat - radio - attachment

Hope that helps!

 

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