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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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South Koreans become cheese lovers

Not only the Dutch and the French love cheese …

People from South Korea have discovered cheese. They eat it when they have Western dishes like pizza. But they also add it to their own Korean dishes.

  • Datum 01/05/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 603
  • Leerjaar 2
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, spreken
  • Tijdsduur 5-10 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK A2
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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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Teaching Boys and Girls

How a school got itself into trouble.

Kan een school een ander programma aanbieden voor jongens en meisjes? Deze school deed het wel. Of dat verstandig was…?

  • Datum 01/11/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 2001
  • Leerjaar 2
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, spreken, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, groepje, klassikaal
  • ERK B1
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
bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=181147208&src=id

Inspect the gadget!

This is an assignment for those who know about the latest gadgets.

You are going to read an article about a recently released smartwatch. Do you think it’s any good? Do you think it’s worth having?

  • Datum 06/01/2014
  • Opdrachtnr 105
  • Leerjaar 2
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, spreken, kijken en luisteren, grammatica, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK A2
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.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