This third edition published in Great Britain 2007
A & C Black Publishers Ltd
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© Jonathan Marks 2007
Who is the book for?
This book has been written for people whose first language is not English, and who use or are going to use computers and other information technology in an English-speaking environment. It covers the language needed to use information technology equipment, work with computer programs, discuss problems and plan projects. It does not cover advanced technical vocabulary for computer programmers or electronic engineers. All the language in the book is intended to be accessible to intermediate level
students and above.
How can the book be used?
The vocabulary is arranged by topic. Choose the topics that interest you. The pages do not have to be completed in any particular order, and there is no need to complete all the pages if some are on topics which are not useful to you. It is better to complete one or two pages in a day, and remember the vocabulary, rather than completing as many pages as possible. The answers to the exercises can be found at the back of the book. There is also an index to help you find the pages which are most useful to you. Write new words and phrases you learn in a notebook or file. Review this language regularly so that it becomes part of your active vocabulary. A good general dictionary will be very helpful, providing pronunciation guides and more contexts. For vocabulary relating specifically to computers, Dictionary of Computing (A&C Black, ISBN 978 07475 6622 9) will be a useful reference source.