This personal electronics vocabulary will be useful because it is very practical. There are many electronic appliances (or devices that are charged by battery) that we use in personal grooming and to maintain a healthy body. This list provides a few examples of some common appliances.
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anti-cellulite massager: a small device for massaging the skin to try to reduce the appearance of cellulite, the small bumpy fat beneath the skin surface.
hair trimmer: used to trim hair close to the scalp by passing the device through the hair.
electric razor: used to shave hair off the face and neck.
epilator: an appliance which removes hair from the body by pulling it from the root.
hair dryer: an electric appliance that uses heat to dry and style the hair.
flat iron: a small electric appliance that straightens and smooths hair by pressing it between two hot ceramic plates.
curling iron: an electric appliance that uses heat to produce curls in the hair.
hot rollers: round cylinders which are heated and then wrapped around the hair to make curls.
scale: a battery-operated appliance that measures a person's body weight and displays it in digital numbers.
blood-pressure monitor: a small battery-powered device that is put on the wrist to measure blood pressure and pulse.
electric thermometer: a device used to measure the temperature of the body.
electric toothbrush: a battery-operated toothbrush that has a head with bristles that rotates and/or vibrates to clean the teeth.
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Time to practice. Which of the above personal electronics do you own and use? Do you have others?
To practice either write your answers on a sheet of paper or practice speaking by talking out loud to yourself or a speaking partner. It's a great way to help remember the words you have just learned.