Learn Internet Vocabulary
Here are some English words and expressions that you will find on the Internet. Part
1 is basic vocabulary that everyone should know in English. Part 2 is a list of short
forms of long words.
Part 1. Basic Internet Vocabulary
web site - a whole collection of web pages ("site" means "place")
web page - only one page of a site
web browser - the software such as Explorer or Firefox that lets you read web pages
web address - what you type into your browser when you want to go to a page,
also called the URL (Universal Resource Locator)
internet connection - how you get onto the Internet (you can dial through your
telephone, have a fast cable such as ADSL, or have a wireless connection).
bandwith - how fast information can go through the Internet
email - "electronic" mail
a username - the name you use to get into your email
a password - a secret word you use to get into your email
spam - advertisements and other unwanted email, also called "junk mail"
a blog - a web log which means something someone writes every day about their
life or job or hobby
to subscribe - to sign your name so that you can receive a blog, or other
information, in your email box (then you do not have to go back to the web page
Part 2. English Acronyms
URL - "Universal Resource Locator" is the address of a web page
(for example "www.teacherjoe.us/Learn.html").
html - "Hyper Text Markup Language" is a language used to make web pages.
pdf - A file you can read like a book.
wav - An audio file (sound)
btw - "By the way."
imo - "In my opinion."
How R U? - "How are you?"
CU L8tr - "See you later!"