Technology vocabulary guessing and discussion

Choose one of the things below and explain which one you are thinking of (without saying its name or any part of its name) until your partner guesses which one you are talking about


Hairdryer                                         Electronic dictionary                       Hair curlers

Depilator                                          Electric lawnmower                        Robot vacuum cleaner

Night Light                                       Bluetooth                                         Microphone

Bug                                                  (Electric) Fan                                  Humidifier

Electric toothbrush                          Washing machine                           Dishwasher

WiFi                                                 Kettle                                               Toaster

Bread maker                                   Chest freezer                                  Rice cooker

Tumble drier                                    Lava lamp                                       Nintendo DS

Video game machine                      Laptop                                             PDA

3G phone                                        Answer machine               Flat screen television

Hands free phone                           Voice activated…                            Car alarm

Car navigation                                 MP3 player/ iPod               A fire extinguisher

Air conditioner                                 Remote control                 Stereo

Massage chair                                Wii Fit                                              Tamagotchi

Furby                                               Electric can opener                         Foot spa

Battery recharger                            Digital alarm clock                          Projector

Digital voice recorder                      Spotlight                                          Energy saving light bulbs

Water cooler                                   Ice cube dispenser                         Fridge (= refrigerator)

Microwave (oven)                            Hoover (= vacuum cleaner)            3D glasses

Wireless LAN                                  Floppy disk                                      USB stick

Wireless mouse               Touch screen                                  Desk lamp

Instant camera (= instamatic camera)                                     Fax (machine)

Scanner                                          Digital photocopier                          Colour printer

Colour photocopier                         Laminator                                        Electric pencil sharpener

Food processor/ mixer/ blender/ juicer                                     Espresso machine

Drinks machine                 Vending machine                            Ticket machine

Digital watch                                   Digital radio                                     Heat detector

Smoke detector                Laser pointer                                   Wireless keyboard

Boom box                                        CD ROM                                         DVD ROM

Surround sound speakers              Home cinema                                 Motion detector

Wireless headphones                     GPS                                                Electric blanket

Electric razor                                  Barcode reader                 Universal remote control

A laptop                             A Dictaphone                                  A smoke detector

An intercom                                     A mobile phone                 A projector

An answer machine                        Walkman/ personal stereo

Discussion questions

1. How knowledgeable are you about technology? How interested are you in new electronics etc?

2. Are you are a technophobe or a technophile? Why do you describe yourself that way? Why do you feel that way about technology?

3. Work together to brainstorm negative things about modern technology          


PDF version for easy printing: TechnologyVocabularyGuessing

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