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Teens & Adults

Students read about the evolution and use of emoji. They learn related vocabulary and discuss topics such as emoji diversity. They also explore the limits of emoji by doing a group challenge.

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  • emotion
  • universal
  • clear-cut
  • wink
  • flirt
  • inside joke
  • harmless
  • crack the code
  • critic
  • limit (noun)
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • group challenge
  • listening with gap-fill
Task Content
  • Usage Note(Reference)
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Group Activity(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)