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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

The Problem with the N-word

Does political correctness do more harm than good?

A teacher in Georgia, United States, called a coloured student of his "nigga" - with serious consequences. It's up to you to decide which party you agree with.

  • Datum 18/11/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 192
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK B1
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
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
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com

Brace for Impact

Remember the plane that did not chrash but had a successful emergency landing on the Hudson River?

You are going to watch a video about a man who survived a plane crash that never happened.

  • Datum 16/10/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 071
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, groepje
  • ERK B1
Bron: http://www.europarl.be/view/nl/Ep_teachers/Europolis_EYP.html

The Voice of Young Europeans

What can your voice do for Europe?

This has nothing to do with the Voice of Holland. Have you ever wondered what influence those millions of youngsters have in European politics?

  • Datum 16/08/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 109
  • Leerjaar 3, 4
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm klassikaal
  • ERK B1

Visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam, capital of the world? What do you think tourists who have never been to Amsterdam expect from their first visit to our capital? Do they expect to find tulips, windmills and wooden shoes? Do you think they will know what ‘stroopwafels’ are? Do you think they will like Amsterdam? Or will they be disappointed?

What do you expect tourists will like about Amsterdam and what do you think they’ll hate? Do the assignment and find out. Good luck!

  • Datum 26/03/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 116
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, groepje
  • ERK B1
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