Lesson 6 – Computers

Lesson 6 – Computers

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1accessv./ˈæk sɛs/ to obtain; to gain entrya. We accessed the information on the company’s Web site.
b. You need a password to access your account.
2allocatev./ˈæl əˌkeɪt/ to designate for a specific purposea. The office manager did not allocate enough money to purchase software.
b. The architects must allocate enough space for the word processing department.
3compatibleadj./kəmˈpæt ə bəl/ able to function togethera. This operating system is not compatible with this model computer.
b. Users of software applications want new versions to be compatible with current versions.
4deletev./dɪˈlit/ to remove; to erasea. The technicians deleted all the data on the disk accidentally.
b. This button on the keyboard deletes the characters from the screen.
5displayn.; v./dɪˈspleɪ/ what is visible on a monitor; v. to showa. The light on the LCD display is too weak.
b. The accounting program displays a current balance when opened.
6duplicatev./du plɪ kɪt/ to produce something equal; to make identicala. I think the new word processing program will duplicate the success of the one introduced last year.
b. Before you leave, please duplicate that file by making a copy on a floppy disk.
7failv./feɪl/ not to succeed; not to work correctlya. The new printer failed to function properly.
b. The power failed as we were downloading files.
8figure outv./ˈfɪg yər/ to understand; to solvea. By examining all of the errors, the technicians figured out how lo fix the problem.
b. We figured out that it would take us at least ten minutes to download the file.
9ignorev./ɪgˈnɔr/ not to notice; to disregarda. When the director is working at the computer, she ignores everything around her.
b. Don’t ignore the technician’s advice when connecting cables.
10searchv.; n./sɜrtʃ/ to look for; n. invesligationa. The computer searched for all names that began with W.
b. Our search of the database produced very little information.
11shut downv./ʃʌt-daʊn/ to turn off; to cease operationsa. Please shut down the computer before you leave.
b. We always shut down the air conditioning system on the weekend.
12warnv./wɔrn/ to alert; to tell about a danger or problema. The flashing light warns the computer user if the battery is low.
b. There is an electrical hazard warning on the back of most electronic equipment.