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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
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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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

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
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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://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