50 Conversation Questions about Computers

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Times are changing really fast and technology keeps getting better and better so computers make a good topic of conversation.

A computer is a programmable machine. The two principal characteristics of a computer are:

  • It responds to a specific set of instructions in a well-defined manner
  • it can execute a prerecorded list of instructions.

Let’s explore what you know and how much you know about computers with this comprehensive list of questions

Questions about Computers: General Questions

These are some general questions about computers

  1. Do you know a lot about computers?
  2. How often do you use computers?
  3. Can you access the internet at home?
  4. What type of computer would you like to have in the future?
  5. Do you have a printer at home?
  6. What are two disadvantages of using smartphones and tablets?
  7. What do you think about Cybercafes? are they still useful?
  8. What are you looking for in a good computer?
  9. Do you like a job in which you have to use computers?
  10. Do you spend too much time online?
  11. Does your mother of father know how to use a computer?
  12. Do computers make life easier?

Questions about Computers: Software

These computer questions deal with software related matters

  1. Do you use Microsoft Office or Open Office?
  2. Do you use Windows or Linux?
  3. What Linux distribution do you use?
  4. What software should come pre-installed on computer?
  5. What software do you use to keep your computer clean?

Questions about Computers: Websites

These are some questions about computers and your website habits

  1. Do you visit English websites?
  2. What websites do you visit in a regular basis?
  3. What is your favorite internet browser?
  4. What are two browser that you would recommned?

Questions about Computers: Security

Something we should worry about computers is security.

  1. What antivirus do you have on your computer?
  2. What antivirus have you tried in the past?
  3. Do you use antivirus software on Linux or Mac?
  4. Do you rely on a freemium version of antivirus to protect your computer?
  5. What measures do you take to protect yourself from hackers?
  6. Are you concerned about making bank transactions on your computer?
  7. How would you protect yourself from keyloggers when using your computer?
  8. What measures do you take to keep your data safe online and/or offline?
  9. Have you ever had a virus, worm, or another type of malware on your computer?
  10. How much would you be willing to pay for antivirus software if there was no free version available?

Questions about Computers: Devices

These are some questions about devices

  1. What do you think is more useful? Smartphones or Tablet?
  2. Have you ever used an Apple computer? what do you think about them?
  3. What do you think about the Apple MacBook Air?
  4. What do you use more? Cellphones or Computers?
  5. What do you think about desktop computer?
  6. Do you have a laptop? Wha’s your laptop brand?
  7. Have you ever considered buying a Chromebook?

Questions about Computers: The Cloud

Computers can store a lot of information but you can also store it somewhere else

  1. What cloud services have you used to save your files?
  2. Do you have a cloud storage device?
  3. Where do you save your photos?
  4. Have you ever used Dropbox?
  5. Will you considered paying for cloud storage?
  6. What do you think are the advantages of cloud storage?
  7. What do you have to consider about saving your files online?

Questions about Computers: Entertainment

Computers are also a source of entertainment

  1. Do you play computer games in your computer?
  2. Do you download movies or music from the Internet?
  3. Do you use your computer to check or update your social media profiles?
  4. Do you usually store movies and music in your computer?
  5. Do you use your computer to play video games?
  6. What are some advantages of using social networks?

Questions about Computers: Emails

These are some computer questions about emails.

  1. What email service do you use?
  2. What do you like to use the most? Gmail or Outlook?
  3. Have you ever tried the Yahoo email service?
  4. Do you get a lot of junk mail?
  5. Do you know what phishing is?
  6. Do you usually check email in your computer or another device?

Learning about Computers

These are some questions that have to do with learning about computers

  1. Do you know any computer programming languages?
  2. Do you take computer classes in school?
  3. Did you take computer classes when you were in school?
  4. Do you really need classes to learn how to use a computer?
  5. What do you think about computer classes taught in schools?
  6. What do you think about computer- related jobs?

Computers and Note Taking apps

These are questions about note taking apps

  1. Do you use any other tools for note-taking and document creation besides Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Notability?
  2. How often do you use Google docs?
  3. Have you ever used Evernote?
  4. Will you consider using Evernote?
  5. What do you like about Evernote versus OneNote?

Quotes about Computers

Give your students a chance to analyze these quotes so you can discuss them in class.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

–Elbert Hubbard

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

–R. Buckminster Fuller

The great myth of our times is that technology is communication.

–Libby Larsen

All of our technology is completely unnecessary to a happy life.

–Tom Hodgkinson

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.

–Christian Lous Lange

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