Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

lunes, 27 de marzo de 2017

Emoji? An international language?

This is the new language to communicate and that everybody in the world understands. Here are some interesting articles to read about the issue

Listening exercise to do: The rise of the emoji (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)


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A. VOCABULARY. Here are some words connected with 'crime'. Match them with their appropriate definition. Two of them are synomyms, so they have the same definition.

cunning  ,   to cheat   ,    a trick   ,    to take someone in  ,  to betray   ,  

to deceive   ,    to pass yourself off as   ,   a crook

1. to make someone believe something that is not true   ____________________
2. a thief or dishonest person   __________________
3. to act like someone or something you are not   ___________________
4. to act dishonestly in order to gain an unfair advantage (especially in games, sports or exams) __________
5. clever in a dishonest way   _________________
6. an act done to confuse someone or sometimes to amuse   _______________
7. to be disloyal to a friend or to your country ________________

B. VOCABULARY. Complete these sentences with one of the words presented above.

1. Redford and Newman play the parts of two  ____________________ in the film.
2. He hasn't really been ill. He has __________________  you.
3. I read a story in the paper about a man who put on a white coat and managed to _____________  himself ____________ a doctor.
4. Animals such as foxes are famous for their ________________
5. Don't play cards with him. He always _________________
6. Don't let that woman   _______________  you  _____________ with all her lies.
7. The man who _______________ his country by giving away secrets was later hanged.
8. Magicians know all sorts of ________________, which they use to entertain people.

Solutions in the next post

4 comentarios:

  1. Emoticons are a sequence of characters that usually represent a mood of the person writing the message. Today we no longer need anyone to explain the meaning of the emoticons we use, since this language is part of us so much that we use it daily in most of our messages, so much so that there are people who do not form a sentence without using Your favorite emoticon, even the science itself recommends its use to look more friendly and friendly or to create popularity in the networks .. For a couple of years using emoticons has become fashionable, so much that is present in most social networks, and are used by people around the world. When we speak, we constantly use gestures to illustrate what we mean by what is a multimodal language, writing removes that extra non-verbal information, but emoji allows us to re-incorporate it into our text. By simply seeing a series of emoticons together, we are able to understand the message they are trying to convey.

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  3. Today, the use of the emojis is very frecuent; the people usually use them after of write a phrase. There are a lot of emojis in all applications. In App like WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat.. the use is daily.
    There are emojis smiling, sad and astonished; and also, there are emojis that affirm and deny. To express time, weather, leisure and numbers so you can use the emojis.
    All of them are understood for the society and everytime are more frecuent his use which you saves time for write a message.
    Personally, I don’t use them because I prefer write all the text message and I waste time looking for the emoji that I search. Even so, I consider this a great invention and I am surr that a lot of people using every day this emojis.

  4. Have you ever post a message with an emoji? Can you understand emojis messages? In our day-to-day lives, we usually use emojis instead of words. So, do you believe that emojis will be an international language? Will it replace words?

    As we all know, language evolutions. One such example is how in the origins, humans drew features on the wall of the caves or how the language was much more formal some years ago when you talked with your parents. Emojis have been used since we chatted with “Live Messenger”, thereafter with emails and nowadays, in social networks as Instagram, Whatsapp... Moreover, sometimes as the proverb says “One image says more than 1000 words”, in other words, an emoji can show our mood better than any word.

    As opposed to, is there an emoji for each word? We have great mounts of words, but actually, we only have 722 emojis to express us. In the beginning of emojis' lives, we had fewer ones than now, so it will go on creating more. However, it is impossible that in the future, there would exist as emojis as words are.

    Personally, I strongly believe that emoji will become an international language so that everybody understand faces “smiling, crying...”. Nonetheless, that won't replace our usual language, as everything we have to write can't be expressed by “faces”. And what's more, the elderly won't be able to understand it. From my personal opinion, they will say that all the innovations are nonsenses and it isn't known what to invent.

    María Béjar Rodríguez 1º Bach