Rob: What’s happened Vera? You don’t look very happy.
Vera: Of course I’m not happy. I’ve just read the email you sent saying if I don’t come to the studio soon you are going to present the programme by yourself…
Rob: That’s right.
Vera: And then you wrote: “With my beautiful voice, nobody will miss yours.” That’s a horrible thing to say, Rob!
Rob: Well, it would be horrible if it was a serious message. But haven’t you noticed my emoticon at the end of the message?
Vera: Emoticon? (…)
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Which emoticons do you use? On what occasions?
2. Why are emoticons sometimes useful? When should they be avoided?