Thứ Năm, 25 tháng 2, 2021

Talking about Internet!

 Part 2. Internet and safety

Warm up questions:

1. What do you use the internet for?

2. Do you use the internet to learn a new language like English?

3. How much time do you often spend on Internet everyday?

4. Do you think the internet is dangerous? Please explain or give examples.

5. Do you like watching youtube? What channel do you often watch?

6. Do you use Facebook? Are you addicted to Facebook?

7. Do you often listen or download to music on the internet?

8. Do you usually watch or download movies on the internet?

9. Do you often go shopping online?

10. Can you live without the internet?



   I love the fact that I can get free English lessons on the Internet.


Online ## Offline


   Most of my friends do their grocery shopping online but I prefer to go to the supermarket and choose my food items myself.



I found an excellent website about how to learn new English words faster.

Forum (n)

Sports forum/ English forum...

Blog (n) - Blogger (n)

Travel blogger/ beauty blogger

Facebook group

Facebook page

Browser  /ˈbraʊzər/


   The latest version of the browser allows you to listen to the radio while you surf the net.

Tab  /tæb/


   Move between pages of your browser by clicking on the tabs at the top of the screen.

Link = hyperlink /ˈhaɪpɚlɪŋk/


   Click on this link if you want to visit their official website.

To download  /ˈdaʊnloʊd/ # To upload = To post


   I downloaded the software and installed it.

I sometimes upload/ post my photos on facebook or instagram.

To install /ɪnˈstɑːl/

- Installation (n)


   When you install computer software, you copy it onto your computer so that it can be used later.

To connect # To disconnect

Connection (n)

Application /ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən/ = app


   Email is the most often-used application software.

To run an application


   An error message reported that there was not enough memory to run the application.

Icon  /ˈaɪkɒn/



   Click on the icon to open the program.

To update  /ʌpˈdeɪt/ = to keep someone updated


   You need to update the software regularly.

To interact /ˌɪntərˈækt/

To be aware /əˈwer/

Awareness (n)


Young people are really aware of protecting the environment.

Virus /ˈvaɪrəs/ ## antivirus /ˌæntiˈvaɪərəs/


   I got a virus alert when I downloaded my email.

   Update your antivirus software regularly.

To sign up

To log in

Firewall /ˈfaɪəwɔːl/


   Without a firewall, all your files could be accessible to a hacker from anywhere in the world.

Spyware /ˈspaɪwer/


   Adam decided to scan the files that he had downloaded for any kind of spyware before installing them on his system.

Freeware/ shareware /ˈʃerwer/ /ˈfriːwer/


   The main source of spyware infection is freeware and shareware.

Spam /spæm/ = junk mail 


   When I checked my email after a few months, there was one normal letter there. The rest was junk mail only.

Adware /ˈædwer/ ## adblocker /ˈædˌblɑːkɚ/


   Many users who are really tired of adware and spyware have both an ad-blocker and antivirus installed. 

Pop-up /ˈpɑːpʌp/


   I need to install a special software to block all these annoying pop-ups that open on my computer screen every five minutes.

Hacker /ˈhækɚ/


   That company makes software to protect wireless phones from hackers and viruses.

Victim /ˈvɪktɪm/


   I need to install an antivirus, because I don't want to become a victim of an Internet crime.

Cybercrime /ˈsaɪbəkraɪm/


   Cybercrime is a growing problem in the computer age.

Cyberbullying /ˈsaɪbəˌbʊliŋ/


   Unfortunately, in the past ten years cyberbullying has become a common thing among students.

Identity theft  /aɪˈdent̬ət̬i  ˌθeft/


   Statistics show that millions of people are victims of identity theft each year.

Phishing /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/


   Phishing emails can look as if they come from a real bank email address.


Piracy /ˈpaɪərəsi/ (slang) = copyright


   Recording companies all over the world continue their efforts to fight with internet piracy.

Scam /skæm/


   If an online job promises a high salary for very little work, it is probably a scam.

To crash /kræʃ/


   Annie was in the middle of her online English lesson when her computer crashed.

Some more useful phrases:

To threaten  /ˈθretən/


   They threatened the shopkeeper with a gun.

To spy on  sb/sth /spaɪ/


   She didn't notice that a stranger was spying on her through the window.

To spread viruses /spred/


   He planned to spread a new virus through an infected website.

To erase  /ɪˈreɪz/  all data  /ˈdeɪtə/


   An unknown virus erased all data from my computer.

To hack /hæk/ into


   Nobody knew how that programmer could hack into the top-secret government data.

Pros and Cons


  1. Do people in your country use the Internet a lot? What about you?

  2. What is your favorite browser?

  3. What do you usually do on the Internet?

  4. What are some pros and cons of the Internet?

  5. Can you agree that surfing the Internet is addictive?

  6. Have you ever felt helpless without Internet connection?

  7. Do you protect your computer from viruses? What software do you use? 

  8. How often do you update the software on your smartphone/ computer?

  9. Do you use different passwords for different websites? If yes, how do you memorize them?

  10. How much spam do you receive in a week? What do they spam?

  11. Do you use any app to avoid annoying advertisement while browsing websites?

  12. Has anyone ever asked for your personal information online?

  13. Have you ever been a victim of an Internet scam?

  14. Do you like shopping online? and why/ why not?

  15. What are the risks of shopping online?

  16. What do you think about dating online?

  17. Do you think it's safe to download programs from the Internet?

  18. What should we do to be safe online?

  19. Do you think piracy (or copyright) is a serious problem or not?

  20. Should the Internet be regulated or censored?

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