Unit 10: Computer Parts


  • Teach English learners the names of computer accessories and how to talk about their different functions.
  • This English lesson is also meant to introduce EFL/ESL young learners to a number of action verbs that are specific to the computer environment.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

computer-parts video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

computer-parts game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

computer-parts test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Computer Parts'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Dad is in his study and working on the computer when Lisa comes in. She is keen to learn the names of different computer accessories. As Dad talks her through the different computer accessories, the sound of the printer scares her off. During the conversation, a call comes in from Dad’s boss through the web camera and Lisa gets to chat online.


Computer Accessories

web camera

Computer Action Verb/Noun Collocation

type a report
browse the web
press a key
display on a monitor
point and click on things
print on to paper
turn on the web camera
hear or listen to sound

Noun & Verb Association

keyboard to type a report
mouse to browse the web
monitor to display things on a screen
mouse to point and click on things
printer to print text onto paper
web camera to chat with friends
speakers to hear things on the computer
microphone to talk over the internet

Key Sentences:

  1. We use a keyboard to type a report.
  2. We use a mouse to browse the web.
  3. We use a mouse to point and click on things.
  4. We use a printer to print onto paper.
  5. We use web camera to chat with friends.
  6. We use a monitor to display things on the screen.
  7. We use a scanner to scan things onto the computer.
  8. We use a speaker to hear things on the computer.

Dialogue Script

Lisa: Hi Dad. What are you doing?

Dad: I am working on my computer.

Lisa: What are you working on?

Dad: I am typing a report.

Lisa: What are you typing on?

Dad: I am using a keyboard to type.

Lisa: How do you do that?

Dad: I press down on the keys. The words come up on the monitor.

Lisa: That is very cool, Dad. Is the monitor the screen?

Dad: Yes, the monitor displays my work for me.

Lisa: Oh, so it helps you see what you’re doing.

Dad: Yes. If I see a mistake, I can go back and fix it.

Lisa: How do you get back to the spot you need to fix?

Dad: I use the mouse.

Lisa: What does the mouse do?

Dad: The mouse helps me to point and click on the part of the report I want. Then, the display shows me where I am.

Lisa: Dad, what was that noise?

Dad: Lisa that was the printer.

Lisa: What does the printer do?

Dad: It takes what is on the monitor and prints it onto paper so I can take it with me.

Lisa: That is important.

Dad: It’s very important. Now I can take my report to my boss.

Dad: My boss is calling me. Let’s turn on the web cam and the speakers.

Lisa: Wow! Dad! Look! It’s your boss.

Dad: Yes, Lisa. I used the web camera to see him. It shows me who is on the other computer.

Boss: Hi, Lisa!

Lisa: Wow, I can hear him too! How can I hear him, Dad?

Dad: The speakers help us hear sounds.

Lisa: This is so cool, Dad. I love computers!

Dad: Me too, Lisa.

This lesson is part of the Level 4 English course.

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