Saturday, May 14, 2011

English for website basics

D. Writing

Task 1: Have you ever surfed the Web sites? What are your
favourite Web sites? Tell your partner about it.

Web sites are used to offer services such as e-mail, forums, online
shopping, etc.

Read the following Web page created by Surya, a student, about


Welcome to My Web Page

Hi! My name is Surya, I live in Pareli, a small town in Central
India. I like music and computers. I can play the sitar. My favourite
sports are badminton and swimming. I study at the Public School
in Pareli. My favourite subjects are Geography and Science. I have
studied English for ten years. I like reading science-fiction books.
In the future I would like to be a Scientist.
You can contact me at
Task 2: Now it is your turn. Set up a Web site for your school.
In it, give important information about your school. Ask
your computer teacher to help you. Use the following
ideas to get started.
Name of the school:
When started:
What kind of school: Primary/ Secondary / Higher secondary
No. of students: boys/girls
Activities: Curricular / Co-curricular

E. Vocabulary

Task 1: Complete the sentences by using the appropriate word.
Check your responses with your partner when you have
completed. (If you need help, look at the box below.)

1) In order to personalise a standard letter you can use “mail
………….. (a technique which consists of combining a
database with a document made with a word processor)
2) Records can be automatically …………….. into any order.
3) You can decide how many fields you want to have in a
4) Files can easily be ………………………. by adding new
information or deleting the old one.
5) A …………………………. programme can be used to store,
organise and retrieve information of any kind.
6) The ……….. of the records can be designed by the user.
7) Each piece of information is given on a separate

Task 2: How well do you know your Internet vocabulary? Work
with a partner and check how many of the given words
you know. Your teacher will help you if you do not know
any word.

e-mail,Website, database, link, password, e-mail address, surfing
Login, Web browser, username, Web search engine, download,
Web page, Internet, WorldWideWeb.

F. Extensive Reading

Read the following poem about a Computer, written by a student.
First read the poem aloud, (in groups of three/four).

(Pronounce the words carefully)

‘An Ode to the Spell Checker’

Eye have a spelling checker
It came with my pea sea
It clearly marks four my revue
Miss Steaks eye kin knot sea
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong awe write
It shows me strait a way
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
It’s rare lea ever wrong
Eye have run this poem threw it
Eye am shore your pleased two no
It’s letter perfect awl the weigh
My checker tolled me sew!

Did you enjoy reading the poem aloud?

Read independently and write down examples of the lines that

Re-write the poem as if you were writing it.

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