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The Teen Traveller

A 17-year-old shares what she gained from travelling the world

Kaitlin has travelled to more than 60 countries on 6 continents. With her family, she also started a charity. Find out more about her inspiring story and read Kaitlin’s life lessons.

  • Datum 03/09/2018
  • Opdrachtnr 1512
  • Leerjaar 3
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1
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The meaning of Adele’s big hit ‘Hello’

Who is she calling? And what is she sorry for?

Adele’s hit ‘Hello’ is number 4 on the playlists of Dutch teenagers. But do you exactly know what she sings about? All you need to find that out is YouTube.

  • Datum 14/10/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 310
  • Leerjaar 3
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK A2, B1
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Massachusetts Town Issues Citations For Good Behaviour

Getting a ticket from police in Massachusetts might not be a bad thing!

So police in Massachusetts have come up with a new kind of tickets to reward good behaviour.Read more to find out what the deal is.It might just change your behaviour…

  • Datum 01/03/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 1506
  • Leerjaar 3
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK B1
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Cats’ Nighttime Habits Revealed in Tracking Project

Do you know what cats are up to at night? Find out by reading this article.

You might think cats sleep at night. So did Evahn Martinsen from New-Zealand, until she started tracking her cats by GPS. She then found out what they were really doing at night and used the info for a science project.

  • Datum 01/11/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 1502
  • Leerjaar 3
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK A2, 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 01/10/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 321
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm klassikaal
  • ERK B1
bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=120901024&src=id

How Do I Look?

Do you think it is important to look good?

These days lots of people worry about their looks. Do you understand why?

  • Datum 07/04/2014
  • Opdrachtnr 110
  • Leerjaar 3
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, groepje, klassikaal
  • ERK B1

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.businessinsider.com/one-of-these-will-be-the-official-logo-for-the-2020-olympics-2013-7

And the Winner is Tokyo!!

Tokyo has beaten the competition and is now set to host the 2020 Olympics.

You are going to read a short news article on Sky News and you are going to watch a short news video about the decision of the IOC to give the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo.

  • Datum 07/10/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 202
  • Leerjaar 2
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK A2, 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.ted.com/speakers/joe_sabia.html

The Art of Storytelling

Is there really a difference between painting on cave walls and posting a message on Facebook?

You are going to watch a 4-minute TED-talk by Joe Sabia in which he talks about how a man from Germany changed the art of storytelling.

  • Datum 11/02/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 083
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK B1