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?

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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

12 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

  5. To begin with, I'm going to write what is a emoji. It is a visual representation of an emotion, object or symbol. They are used in modern communication apps such as your smartphone’s text messaging or social networking apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. There are a lot of different types of emojis, they represent animals, food, sports, vehicles, equipment, symbols or flags, so that you can use one of them in any type of conversation.

    I've read on the Internet that the origin of emojis is in Japan where users of phones started to use picture messages as a way to communicate and mobile phone companies decided to create emojis.

    Nowadays, emojis are very used by teenagers. They use them a lot, sometimes they don't write text and they only use emojis to communicate and the receiver of the message understand what he wanted to say. I think that we will continue using emojis for a long time and will appear new emojis, because they are an easier way to communicate.

  6. Today I´m going to talk about emojis. Emojis is a very common visual of an object, symbol or of an emotion. Now-a-day they are very common to use them in social networks like Whatsapp,Twitter or Instagram,but is it much more common in whatsapp. Some people use emojis all the times and they write short messages in this new “language”. There are a lot of different emojis for a lot of different situations .We have a person crying but we also have a person laughing.

    In my view, I don´t like emojis too much so I don´t use them a lot,my parents instead they use them a lot,and they can send me an message where there are no text and there are only emojis.I also think that emojis will become a new language which we are going to use a lot.

    Julia Ruiz Jimenez 1º Bach

  7. Emojis is a Japanese term that is used principally in messages of text.Only they were available in Japan, but now they are in Gmail, Whatsapp, Instagram, etc. I think that the emojis are more used in Whatsapp that in another application. Because the whole people have Whatsapp, even older people, but not all the persons have Instagram.

    The first emoji was created in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita, member of the equipment being employed at the i-mode, the platform for NTT's mobile Internet DoCoMo, the mobile operator of NTT.Periodically the Unicode extracts new emojis. In 2016 they appeared up to 72 new symbols.

    I alone use the emoji of laugh, but the texts I write them with letter. There are persons who alone write with emojis and another people who does not use emojis.I think that in a few years they were extracting new emojis and there was coming one day in which we write with emojis and not with letter.

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  9. Nowdays , the emojis are so popular in the world. All days people use this emojis in WhatsApp, Faceboook Twitter, Instagram and other kinds of applications. The emojis are drawings that express things.

    The emojis help to express things better because it simulates facial expression or gestures that we do when we are talking. A message with only words can be bad interpreted because haven´t got a body expression.

    The emojis can will become a new language because people use too much. The emojis help to have a good interaction with other person through applications. There is a film that name is “Emojis” and this film is very altual.

    I think that emojis is a progress in the interaction on internet.

    Patricia Rodríguez Martín 1BACH

  10. I don't think that emoji can become a language on their own. Given that they lack a lot of functions that languages have. Most definitely, emoji have the capability of transferring meaning, just as we do through gestures, or drawings. But just being communicative does not mean that something is a full language.

    In order for it to be a full language you have to have not only the channel through which it is being expressed, such as graphics; but also a grammar, that is a system that governs the sequences in which the language is used.

    You can add emoji to whatever you are writing. I use emoji a lot, but I also use full coherent sentences….There are different kinds of writing. I use emoji but it doesn’t mean I am going to use them when I write an academic paper….I cannot use emoji in some contexts.

    As I see it, Language is developed by how people use them. If people are not able to determine which emoji there are by their usage, it’s simply not going to develop. It will always be limited by what these groups think people want to use.

    Nicolás Benitez 1ºBACH

  11. A few years ago, sent messages or emails (even there who remember to send letters) and us farewells with a "Goodbye", "Let's see when we are" or "kisses!". Now not a day goes by we exaggerate our conversations with the popular images and close conversations with them. A breakthrough or an involution of the language?

    If you take a look at your mobile phone conversations. Actually, the images replace words and impoverish the language, apart from replacing words like "Goodbye" or "kissing"? Because the truth is that not impoverish, but allowing emotional information.

    It is clear that emotions are key to make conversations work. Even the cards that send the banks or the Ministry of whatever, informing us of our balance and our duties as citizens, they begin and end with a friendly: "Aparecida, Lady"; Information and excitement go hand in hand.

    From my point of view, I think that the image may become an international language without problems, in such a way that everyone understands each other; but it is not a good idea to lose the language standard and each country.

  12. Emoticons are in our day to day for considerably less compared to the whole historical period.

    The emoticons serve to show our receiver "our face" or mood more visually as we write. Before they should be done with the symbols we had on the keyboard but social networks such as Tuenti or Facebook, incorporate emoticons visually.

    At present we couldn´t conceive a message without sending one of them, even the non-use of them can make people think that you are a very serious person or that you are in a bad mood like the use of whole sentences in capital letters or the use of the period at the end of the sentence, in the area of ​​social networks means that you are angry.

    From my point of view the emoticons were a great invention that allow us to be more visual when it comes to chatting with another person via mobile phone although nothing can overcome the face-to-face conversations.

    Raisa Martín 2º BACH