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"Mad" Jack Churchill, in the World Archery competition in Norway 1939, right before the start of WOII

The Greatest War Hero

Meet "Mad" Jack Churchill, an eccentric war hero... and a bit of a madman.

Oorlog is verschrikkelijk, maar toch zijn sommige mensen helemaal in hun element wanneer bovenmenselijke moed en durf nodig zijn. "Mad" Jack Churchill was zo iemand.

  • Datum 09/07/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 181
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1, B2
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jun/04/krystian-zimerman-youtube-protest

Piracy

Is it OK to download music or films without any form of payment?

The other day pianist Krystian Zimerman walked out on his audience angrily when a member of the audience filmed the performance with his iPad.

  • Datum 01/07/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 100
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, spreken, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, groepje
  • ERK B2
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=56280433&src=id

What do you have to say about this?

Now you can give your opinion on a subject!

In Engeland zijn in de afgelopen tijd dingen gebeurd waar veel discussie over is. Jij hebt ook een mening en die mag je nu laten horen.

  • Datum 01/07/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 178
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie spreken
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, groepje
  • ERK B2
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9627670/Badger-cull-a-timeline.html

Ten Deadly Euphemisms

What do you say when you are caught in an embarrassing situation?

If there’s one thing that’s sure to get you out of any scrape you may find yourself in, it’s words. Read on.

  • Datum 07/06/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 094
  • Leerjaar 5
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK B2
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=86216713&src=id

jOBS

He died barely fifteen months ago, the film about his life has already been made: jOBS.

You are going to do an assignment based on an article about the new film about Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO.

  • Datum 14/02/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 085
  • Leerjaar 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, kijken en luisteren, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=191446319&src=id

Gun control?

In December a deranged youth shot twenty primary school children. Isn’t it about time the Americans introduced a form of gun control?

In the wake of the Newtown school shooting the debate on gun control flared up again. But this didn’t stop people from giving their loved ones what they really wanted for Christmas: guns. Among the most popular models was the Bushmaster AR-15, the gun Adam Lanza used to kill 28 people in Newtown earlier in the same month …

  • Datum 17/01/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 078
  • Leerjaar 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, spreken
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK B2
Bron: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19882799

Pakistan activist, 14, shot by Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who campaigned for girls’ right to attend school, was shot in the head by Taliban militants when on her way home from school.

Education is a basic human right, isn’t it? Well, it’s not. At least not when you’re a girl living in Pakistan.

  • Datum 28/11/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 114
  • Leerjaar 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1, B2
Bron: http://newsone.com/entertainment/iliana-rabun-wood/2011-oscar-pics/

And the winner is ....

In just a couple of weeks we’ll find out who this year’s Oscar winners are going to be. But why wait that long? Wouldn’t you like to be a member of the jury yourself? Why, you can be, if you really want to. Read on.

On the website of The Guardian, a British paper you'll get to see a number of videos. In each video a journalist on the Guardian will discuss a film. They will try to convince you that this particular film has got to win an Oscar for best picture. But what do you think?

  • Datum 23/02/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 045
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal
  • ERK B2
bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=60014716&src=id

The arguments used to explain the riots

Read more about the London riots of August 2011 and have a discussion.

There are many theories about the underlying causes of the riots in England - from moral decay to excessive consumerism. Which argument do you find to be the most plausible?

  • Datum 15/12/2011
  • Opdrachtnr 014
  • Leerjaar 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie spreken
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm groepje
  • ERK B2