Personal Electronics Vocabulary

A collection of the different personal electronic devices illustrations featured on this page.

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.  

Listen to the video to hear the correct pronunciation -- in American English -- and practice saying the word outs loud during the pauses after each word.

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Personal Electronics Vocabulary in Pictures

illustration of an anti-cellulite massager

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.

illustration of a hair trimmer

hair trimmer:  used to trim hair close to the scalp by passing the device through the hair.

illustration of an electric razor

electric razor:  used to shave hair off the face and neck.

illustration of an epilator

epilator:  an appliance which removes hair from the body by pulling it from the root.

illustration of a hair dryer

hair dryer:  an electric appliance that uses heat to dry and style the hair.

illustration of a flat iron

flat iron:  a small electric appliance that straightens and smooths hair by pressing it between two hot ceramic plates.

illustration of a curling iron

curling iron:  an electric appliance that uses heat to produce curls in the hair.

illustration of a hot roller set

hot rollers:  round cylinders which are heated and then wrapped around the hair to make curls.

illustration of a scale

scale:  a battery-operated appliance that measures a person's body weight and displays it in digital numbers.

illustration of a blood pressure monitor

blood-pressure monitor:  a small battery-powered device that is put on the wrist to measure blood pressure and pulse.

illustration of an electric thermometer

electric thermometer:  a device used to measure the temperature of the body.

illustration of an electric toothbrush

electric toothbrush:  a battery-operated toothbrush that has a head with bristles that rotates and/or vibrates to clean the teeth.

Your turn to practice personal electronics vocabulary

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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.

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