Who Invented the Internet? And Why?

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A mainframe is a computer that is used for a lot of serious business. It is usually much more expensive than a regular computer, and it is not usually used by people who are just surfing the Internet.

  • They are switching to a new mainframe because the old one is starting to get old.
  • The mainframe is used for a lot of important financial calculations.

A behemoth is a large, powerful animal. Some of the most famous behemoths include the elephant, the lion, and the whale.

  • The elephant is the largest living land animal.
  • The lion is the king of the beasts, and it is the largest animal that is currently still alive.
  • The whale is the largest animal that has ever lived, and it's still alive today.

Patchy means uneven or unevenly distributed. The leaves on the tree are patchy because they are not uniform in their size or color.

  • The painting was patchy because the colors were not very consistent.
  • The roads were patchy because the asphalt was not evenly applied.

To reassemble something is to put it back together the way it was before it was broken. When you reassemble a toy, you have to put all the pieces back together in the right order.

  • The toy was reassembled by the child's father.

Physicists are people who study the basic laws of physics. They are also responsible for developing new methods of measuring physical phenomena.

  • The physicist was trying to find a new way to measure the speed of light.

To invent something is to come up with a new idea, to create something new. Inventors often have to think outside the box to come up with new ideas.

  • His invention has revolutionized the way we cook pasta.
  • She invented a new way to make ice cream.

Workable means that something is possible or reasonable. It's possible to workable agreement between the two companies.

  • The agreement is workable, but it needs to be further developed.
  • The agreement is workable, but there are still some issues that need to be resolved.

energetically means with energy and enthusiasm. She energetically danced throughout the party.

  • He energetically played the guitar throughout the concert.

Skiving is the act of not doing your work. Sometimes people skive off of school or work to go play sports or do other activities.

  • He skived off of work to go play football.
  • She skived off of school to go play video games.