To text or not to text… that is the question.

In the past people wrote letters to communicate with each other, now we can say everything we want with a smiley face. Emojis are the new language of communication and people use them all the time. But, is an angry face or a broken heart enough to say what you really mean? Can one small picture replace a real message?

Shakespeare used words to express the most romantic, tragic and beautiful ideas. Would he have used emojis and Whatsapp to save time?

Challenge yourself and try to quote Shakespeare using emojis!


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Illustration by Fabio Visintin, taken from Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Reading and Training, Step 2 (B1.1)