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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://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
Bron: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17180530

Acid attack

Acid attacks on young women; you knew they happened, didn’t you?

You are going to read an article and watch a video about a girl who died after her parents had doused her with acid.

  • Datum 28/11/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 075
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK A2, B1
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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
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Eleven ways in which we are cheated.

You knew that advertisers try to manipulate you into buying things you don’t really want, but did you know it was this bad?

It’s a well-known trick: £19.99 sounds a lot cheaper than £20.00 and it works all the time. But there are loads of other ways in which you are influenced without being aware of it. Read and be surprised.

  • Datum 19/08/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 066
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK C1
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
Bron: http://www.olympischespelenlonden.nl/naar-olympische-spelen-londen-2012-reizen/data-londen-2012/

The Olympic Spirit

What are the Olympics really about?

Waar gaan de Olympische spelen echt over? Is het de sport, is het de onderlinge strijd? Of is er soms iets dat nog belangrijker is dan de sport?

  • Datum 05/06/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 1000
  • Leerjaar 2
  • Niveau VMBO GT
  • Categorie lezen, spreken, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK A1
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
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=98141840&src=id

Review: The Muppets

Do you remember when The Muppets were still on TV? Or maybe you still remember watching Sesame Street when you were little? Did you like it? Well, The Muppets are back. In the cinema.

How do you know if a movie is good before you’ve seen it? You don’t. And that’s what film reviews are for. You find them in newspapers and on the web and they give you an idea of what a film is like. No more than that. And of course you don’t have to agree with what the reviewer writes. You’re going to read a review of The Muppets.

  • Datum 22/02/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 44
  • Leerjaar 2, 3
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK A2
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The arguments used to explain the riots

Read more about the London riots of August 2011 and have a discussion.

There are many theories about the underlying causes of the riots in England - from moral decay to excessive consumerism. Which argument do you find to be the most plausible?

  • Datum 15/12/2011
  • Opdrachtnr 014
  • Leerjaar 6
  • Niveau VWO
  • Categorie spreken
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm groepje
  • ERK B2