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English for I.T. Professionals | Talking about new technology in English 1

Many I.T. professionals are interested in new, state-of-the-art technology. This particular exercise will help you talk to your co-workers, friends, etc. about new technology, gadgets, etc. and teach you new vocabulary relating to this topic.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. This is the __________________________ mobile device that uses LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology.
  first in the world
  first world
  world's first

2. You have to __________________________ ( = attach it) to a desktop or laptop.
  hook it
  hook it up
  hang it

3. Very thin speakers = __________________________ speakers

4. This laptop can __________________________ ( = function on) battery power for about 2.5 hours.
  run off
  turn on

5. The new technology really ___________________________ ( = improves) the performance of the bass frequencies of these speakers.

6. You can't ___________________________ the price. = The price is very good (You won't be able to find a better deal).

7. "Mobile ___________________________" refers to high-speed internet access on mobile devices.

8. HDTV broadcasts are often described as "__________________ clear". ( = absolutely clear; perfect)

9. This system will provide you with ___________________________ ( = professional level) digital video surveillance for an affordable price.
  good to the last drop
  professional grade

10. This video surveillance system only takes about 30 minutes to ___________________________. ( = prepare, assemble)
  set up
  set aside
  dead set

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