About esl-library flashcards
The ESL-Library flashcards can be printed with or without words. You can also print them in different sizes and in colour or black and white. If you have young learners, print them in black and white and have them colour the flashcards. Watch a demo of the ESL-Library’s Flashcard Library.
If you haven’t seen our flashcards, be sure to check them out! Our flashcards are drawn by professional artists who have worked with our team for many years. The flashcards are available in English, French, and Spanish. If there is a flashcard set you need that is not in our library, please contact us.
Related Technology content in the ESL-LibraryFamous People: Steve JobsFamous People: Bill Gates Personal Technology in the ClassroomDiscussion Starters: Digital LearningDiscussion Starters: TextingDiscussion Starters: eBooksSmartphones in the Classroom (blog)
Please share your own ideas, lessons, and activities related to Electronics and Gadgets. If your students have iPhones, iPods, or iPads, please introduce them to our language learning apps.
Correct the flashcards
The ESL-Library system allows you to change the default type that appears under the flashcards. (See a previous video tip.) You can make a set with all of the wrong words. Then have your students cut the words off (or cross the words out) and write the correct word.
Or, have students practise making corrections out loud. For example: “This card says it is an answering machine, but it is actually a cassette tape. An answering machine flashcard would show a small machine next to a telephone. Some people have voice mail from their phone provider.
I don’t know how you could make a flashcard for that.” For higher level learners you can add an incorrect verb beside the word. For example: Type “set in the tripod” under the “tripod” flashcard. Students correct the verb by changing “in” to “up”.
Flashcard field trip
Take you class to a nearby electronics store. Hand out at least one flashcard to each student. Tell students they have to ask a clerk to help them find the section where their items would be found. How does the most modern version of this item compare to the picture of the flashcard?
1. Did you find your flashcard? Which section was it in? How did the most modern version compare to the flashcard version? What was the cost of the product?
2. Which new item did you discover? What is it used for?
Flashcard friday challenge
1. Print out the image sets from the Electronics and Gadgets section (There a 4 subsets).2. Review the images with your class. Which images do students have in their homes? Which images are outdated?3. Which images are missing from this collection?
Flashcards for electronics and gadgets
Technology is changing so quickly, and our Flashcard Gallery is proof of how quickly this is happening. Our Electronics and Gadgets section needs updating and we want your help. Many textbooks try to cover this theme, but the information is constantly changing. We love our digital library because we can keep up with the times by adding new lessons and images on a regular basis. The ESL-Library flashcard section on Electronics and Gadgets includes images for computers, cameras, phones, and other electronic gadgets. We have flashcards for words like “ghetto blaster”, “clock radio” and “Walkman”. In some countries, these gadgets are outdated! We also have some images for more modern gadgets such as “MP3 player”, “memory card” and “notebook”. With new gadgets like “tablets” and “smart phones” on the market, these gadgets are also becoming outdated. Will you be teaching a unit on Technology this year? If yes, will your class accept our Flashcard Friday challenge? Here’s how you can participate:
Gadgets flashcards | quizlet
Necessity or luxury? (full size flashcards)
Print out full page versions of the flashcards from the collection. Hold up the images and ask your students if these items are necessities or luxuries. Can your students live without these gadgets? Why or why not?
Give each student a flashcard and tell your students they are going to a repair shop. What could go wrong with these gadgets or computers? Students take turns presenting their problems to the repair counter. The repair shop workers (the rest of the class ) ask questions and make suggestions.
A: My camera won’t turn on.B: Did you change the batteries?C: Did you drop it?
Continue until all of the students have had a chance to find a fix for their broken items. Sometimes there will be no fix. A repair worker will tell the student to buy a new one.
Hand out a flashcard to each student. Have students write a small ad for the flashcard on the back of the picture.Product Name: (They can invent one)Special Features: (At least 3)Cost: (What is this product worth?)
Have students walk around the classroom trying to sell their items to other students. How many items did each student sell?
Some useful language to put on the board:
a) What can you tell me about this product?b) How is your product better than what I already have?c) No thank you. I don’t need one right now.d) I’m very interested.e) Thanks, but I’m not interested.f) Yes, I’d like to purchase one.