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Dear Justin Bieber

Are celebrities like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga responsible for the behaviour of their fans?

Some music fans, Gaga’s Little Monsters for instance or Bieber’s Beliebers, are notorious for their extreme behaviour when it comes to defending their idol. Should the celebrities they so ardently worship correct them when they go too far?

  • Datum 07/10/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 089
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, spreken
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, groepje
  • ERK B1
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Swift and The Spotify Debate

Taylor Swift pulled all of her songs from Spotify.

Her move caused a heated debate in the music industry. She received a lot of support from fellow musicians, but also got a lot of criticism.

  • Datum 31/01/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 251
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1
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Texting? Walk on the right side!

China creates pavement with separate lane for texting people.

To avoid collisions on the pavement, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a separate lane for people who are texting and tweeting. But is this the right solution?

  • Datum 30/09/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 321
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm klassikaal
  • ERK B1
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 04/01/2015
  • 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.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.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57358845/jake-math-prodigy-proud-of-his-autism/

Autistic teenager tipped for Nobel Prize

At age two his parents were told he would probably never be able to write. Now, as a teenager it is suggested Jacob Barnett should be awarded a Nobel Prize.

If a person has autism, this doesn’t mean he’ll never achieve anything. Watch the video and be surprised.

  • Datum 07/06/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 098
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1
Bron: http://www.soulofamerica.com/phpwcms/picture/upload/Image/international/Amsterdam/Amst-Canal_Houses.jpg

Expat Arrivals

What do immigrants to the Netherlands think of the Dutch?

Many highly educated people from other western countries move here each year. They call themselves expats. Which problems do they face and what do they think of us? Find out with this assignment.

  • Datum 07/03/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 172
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=81486721&src=id

Gun buyback

A few short weeks after the Newtown shooting in which 20 children were killed, there was a gun buyback in Los Angeles.

When there’s a gun buyback you can exchange your gun for a shopping voucher. What do you expect? Will this be a very popular thing in the US?

  • Datum 17/01/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 077
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
Bron: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17180530

Acid attack

Acid attacks on young women; you knew they happened, didn’t you?

You are going to read an article and watch a video about a girl who died after her parents had doused her with acid.

  • Datum 28/11/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 075
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK A2, B1
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=176226719&src=id

Help I’m stuck in the elevator!

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator? Any idea what it would feel like? Would you panic?

You are going to read an article in which ten people share their experiences of being trapped in an elevator.

  • Datum 09/11/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 072
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK B1