Using the Voxpops
You can use the voxpops with your students. The students can listen and note down which emoji people talk about. Or note how many differences in favourite they are? Or if they agree with the choices made.
You can follow it up by asking students to discuss their favourite, which they use most and so on.
End of pod activity
As your commute is coming to an end, here’s an activity you can take into class. It is inspired by one of our voxpops. Try using emoji as a way of encouraging creativity and sentence writing. Our voxpopper said her friends challenge each other to describe what they are doing using only emoji. So that’s our activity. Go into class and ask the students to compose a sentence in emoji to describe something they did last night.
If the students are allowed to use their phones in class then they can send each other the messages or share them via a what’s app group. If not they simply show their screen to their working partners. Once they have shared their message their peers try and ‘translate’ the message into English and work out what the student did the previous evening.
Building on this, you can use random selections of emoji to encourage story creation.
Youtube clips used in this episode:
Incidental music and sound effects in Buffalo are from http://www.freesfx.co.uk