Unit 14: Understanding Commonly Used Keys, Part 1

Listen to the recording as you read the text. Then complete the activities which follow the reading.

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 ( £ ).

This is the end of the reading!