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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 29/02/2016
  • 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 31/01/2016
  • 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 30/11/2015
  • 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 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.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 03/11/2013
  • 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
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
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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
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