Answer Key: Year of the Emojis

Lesson Plan: 2022: Emojis Are Still Our Favorite Means of Expression

Word Inference

  1. aspect |ˈaspekt| noun a particular part or feature of something: the financial aspect can be overstressed.• a specific way in which something can be considered: from every aspect, theirs was a changing world.
  2. emoji |ēˈmōjē| noun (plural same or emojis) a small digital image or icon used to express an idea, emotion, etc., in electronic communication: emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces.
  3. data |ˈdadəˈdādə| noun [treated as singular or plural] facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.
  4. *Gen Z Generation Z (or Gen Z for short), colloquially also known as zoomers, is the demographic cohort succeeding Millennials and preceding Generation Alpha. Researchers and popular media use the mid-to-late 1990s as starting birth years and the early 2010s as ending birth years. Most members of Generation Z are children of Generation X.
  5. persistence |pərˈsistəns| noun firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition: companies must have patience and persistence, but the rewards are there.
  6. hip |hip| adjective (hipper, hippest) informal following the latest fashion, especially in popular music and clothes: it’s becoming hip to be environmentally conscious.• understanding; aware: he’s trying to show how hip he is to Americana.
  7. subculture |ˈsəbˌkəlCHər| noun a cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture.
  8. syringe noun a tube with a nozzle and piston or bulb for sucking in and ejecting liquid in a thin stream, used for cleaning wounds or body cavities, or fitted with a hollow needle for injecting or withdrawing fluids.
  9. microbe |ˈmīˌkrōb| noun a microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation.
  10. lame |lām| adjective North American informal (of a person) naive or inept, especially socially: anyone who doesn’t know that is obviously lame.



New Oxford American Dictionary

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

I – 2 – use

Many people use emoji.

II – 1- is

There is a spectrum of laughter that can be expressed through text.

III – 2 – indicates

It basically indicates that we need to communicate a broad range of expressions.

Reading Comprehension:  Identify The  Speakers

Alexander Robertson, an emoji researcher at Google.

“It speaks to how many people use emoji. If emoji were a purely Gen Z thing, then you wouldn’t see it so highly ranked.”

Jennifer Daniel, an emoji subcommittee chair for Unicode and a creative director at Google.

“And it makes sense that Gen Z would think that certain emojis aren’t hip. It’s part of the teenage experience of creating a sense of subculture where there’s a right way and a wrong way of behaving.”

Lauren Gawne, co-host of the podcast “Lingthusiasm” and a senior lecturer in linguistics at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

“Even in the midst of this massive global pandemic that preoccupied so much of our time, we still spent a lot of time wishing each other happy birthday or checking in or laughing about some new and unexpected element of this slow-burning weirdness.”