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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
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The UK Independence Party

Moderately right-wing nationalists or raving extremists?

Rotherham Social Services recently removed three children of Eastern European birth from the care of their foster parents. Guardian journalist Michael White shares his thoughts on the matter.

  • Datum 18/12/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 166
  • Leerjaar 5
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B2

Toilet gaming technology targets urinal boredom

Do you realise that you will probably spend about nine months of you life in toilets? Don’t you think something should be done to make sure all this time is better spent? Well, help is on the way. Read on …

It’s hard to imagine but, when visiting a pub, the time spent in the loo could actually be far more fun than the time you spend at the bar with your mates, assuming of course that the publican has had his toilet facilities fitted with the latest gadgets!

  • Datum 23/01/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 034
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK B2, C1

Trolling: Who does it and why?

Read about trolling, a fairly recent kind of internet crime.

An internet "troll" has been jailed for mocking dead teenagers on various websites. Public figures, including Stephen Fry, have also been victims of trolling. So what is it and why do people do it?

  • Datum 15/12/2011
  • Opdrachtnr 013
  • Leerjaar 5, 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B2

Want to be a Kindle millionaire?

Write novels about trolls.

Do you secretly dream of becoming a famous writer? Why not try this? This way you won’t even need a publisher.

  • Datum 26/11/2011
  • Opdrachtnr 028
  • Leerjaar 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B2
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Signs of ageing halted in the lab

Are you living in constant fear of your first wrinkles? There may be hope.

Scientists may be on the way to finding a way to slow down the ageing process...

  • Datum 23/11/2011
  • Opdrachtnr 026
  • Leerjaar 5
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B2