Technical English Words and Expressions that can and cannot be shortened in English

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English for engineers abbreviations

Technical English words and expressions that can and cannot be shortened

Part A

Without looking at Part B below, try to think of any other way of saying the things below in English, for example shorter and/ or more informal words and expressions.

remote control                                                                       

the accelerator                                                                                                  

a personal computer                                                                          

kilometres per hour                                                              

kilometres                                                                              

centimetres                                                                                         

influenza                                                                                               

milligrams

gasoline

a laboratory

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Part B

Match these words and expressions with the ones above.

K

cm

flu

gas

gear

a lab

kph

mg

the pedal/ the gas

a PC

the remote/ the zapper

Part C

None of these words can be shortened in English please write them out in full

These forks are made from Sheffield’s finest stainless _____________

There is a problem with enriched uran_______, which can be used to develop nuclear weapons

A dia_____ of how the future bridge will look

Alumi_____ foil

Automa_____ can lead to many factory workers losing their jobs

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