Unit 14 Reading Activities

Read the following text and then complete the activities that follow.

Understanding Commonly Used Keys, Part 1

The keyboard is the most common input device found on computers today.

You should be familiar with all the keys in order to have a successful career in Information Technology.

Here are some common keys you should be familiar with in order to complete this unit:

· alternate key
· control key
· tab key
· escape key
· function key
· arrow keys
· page down key
· page up key
· delete key
· print screen key
· caps lock key
· hash key
· caret key
· scroll lock key

Please note: in the USA the 'hash key' is most often called the 'pound sign'. This is very confusing because if you say 'pound key' to a British English speaker he will probably assume you are referring to the British pound currency symbol ( £ ).