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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.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
http://www.mijneersteuitzet.nl/sale

Eleven ways in which we are cheated.

You knew that advertisers try to manipulate you into buying things you don’t really want, but did you know it was this bad?

It’s a well-known trick: £19.99 sounds a lot cheaper than £20.00 and it works all the time. But there are loads of other ways in which you are influenced without being aware of it. Read and be surprised.

  • Datum 19/08/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 066
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK C1
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