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Emojis were created in the late 1990s by NTT DoCoMo, the Japanese communications firm. The word emoji is a contraction of the words e and moji, which roughly translates to pictograph.
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1. Take a look at the pictures from the previous page. Where can you find them?
2. How often do you use emojis to communicate with friends and family?
3. Focus on the messages from the previous page. What do they have in common? Answer in your notebook.
a) Mixture of emoji and written language.
b) Use of picture + part of a word or just picture to
c) Colloquial and abbreviated use of words.
d) Standard use of punctuation and capital letter. convey meaning.
a) He/She went dancing about a week ago.
b) He/She was sleeping about a week ago.
c) He/She moved away about a week ago.
“Now this is a A all about how my life got B C and D now Id like to take a E just F I’ll tell ya how I became a G of a H called I .”
Illustrations: Iemoji. Facsimile: ID/BR
While in American English we say “cell phone,” in British English the term is “mobile phone.
Let’s listen and talk!
ÁUDIO 7 1.Listen to the messages that some people recorded on their voicemail. What is the common characteristic to all of them? Write the answer in your notebook.
a) They are all serious.
b) They are all very long.
c) They are all funny.
Replace the letters with the most suitable words to complete the text. Use your notebook.
“Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? Must be having A difficulties, so leave a B .” Available at