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Jamie Oliver and the health tax

He wants to help the city of Brighton become healthier.

England has one of the highest obesity rates in Europe. Find out how Jamie wants to tackle this problem.

  • Datum 01/03/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 262
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, spreken
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
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Dolls are for girls, cars are for boys

At least, that’s what toy ads tell us.

In the 1970s, most toys were gender neutral. But today more than ever before, toys are marketed to girls or boys. What message does this send to kids? And how can it hurt the economy?

  • Datum 01/02/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 260
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, spreken
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, groepje, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
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Is Paper Towns any good?

It’s a coming-of-age-story about friendship and love.

Paper Towns is based on John Green’s bestselling young adult novel. It stars supermodel Cara Levingne. But what you probably want to know is: Is the film any good?

  • Datum 01/12/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 253
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK B2
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/eating-insects-yuck-factor-un-report

Pass the Cockroaches, Please!

Would you like to try eating cockroaches and grasshoppers or wouldn't you? Read on.

About 20% of the world population eat insects regularly. Why don’t we?

  • Datum 05/01/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 125
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28699378

A Facelift for the Greenback

Are women going to change the face of the dollar?

Money makes the world go round, doesn’t it? But money has got a face too. As far as the dollar is concerned it’s usually the face of a man. But time are changing. Or are they?

  • Datum 03/11/2014
  • Opdrachtnr 120
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, spreken
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK C1
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=148108157&src=id

Blurred lines?

Blurred lines was one of the biggest hits of 2013. You probably all remember the song.

Blurred lines was not just one of the best-selling and most often downloaded hits of 2013. It was probably also one of the most sexist songs ever released. It was considered so sexist that it was actually banned from Edinburgh University as well as from quite a few other universities in Britain and the US.

  • Datum 02/06/2014
  • Opdrachtnr 112
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, spreken, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK C1
http://www.carpenoctem.tv/mobsters/al-capone/

Not So Happy Valentine

A surprise from Al Capone

Of course you know who Al Capone was, don’t you? Well, he knew how to surprise someone on St. Valentine’s Day!

  • Datum 03/02/2014
  • Opdrachtnr 107
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK B2

The Problem with the N-word

Does political correctness do more harm than good?

A teacher in Georgia, United States, called a coloured student of his "nigga" - with serious consequences. It's up to you to decide which party you agree with.

  • Datum 18/11/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 192
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK B1
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=obesity&l=4&page=6

UK Women Are the Fattest in Europe

The Americans are the fattest people in the world and have been so for some time. But we Europeans seem to be catching up fast.

You are going to read an article full of data about the obesity epidemic that is threatening Europe.

  • Datum 04/11/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 211
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, spreken
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm 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