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    Units of electricity

    Hi there,
    Please someone help me!
    I am doing some IELTS writing tasks (1). And I am kind of stuck because of lacking relevant vocabulary.

    "Units of electricity"

    What are the other ways to express it? For example: 10,000 units of electricity. Can you think of any other way to express it?

    Thanks.



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    Re: Units of electricity

    There are "volts", "watts", and "kilowatts" for examples.

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    Re: Units of electricity

    Electrical consumption is usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kwh).

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    Re: Units of electricity

    I am not a teacher.

    As a demand for electricity, I'd choose watts or some multiple of watts, such as kilowatts or megawatts. It's a question of scale.

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    Re: Units of electricity

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Electrical consumption is usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kwh).

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    In the UK our electrical bills may have the number of kWh we use described as a number of 'units' consumed although they are the same thing, depending on which supplier you use.

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    Re: Units of electricity

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    As a demand for electricity, I'd choose watts or some multiple of watts, such as kilowatts or megawatts. It's a question of scale.
    Correct. The amount of power being used at any one time is in watts. The total amount of energy used is in kWh.

    If you are using a 1000 W hair dryer, you are using 1000 W. If you use it for an hour, you have consumed a kWh.

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    Re: Units of electricity

    I have read all of your comments and thank you so much for being so nice. Now, can I say like this? "10,000 watts of electricity" or "20,000 volts of electricity"
    As you can see this is all about IELTS. You may also see the image I have attached.

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    Re: Units of electricity

    It's watts or kilowatts. The volts isn't supposed to fluctuate.

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