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The Spotify Debate

Taylor Swift pulled all of her songs from Spotify.

Her move caused a heated debate in the music industry. She received a lot of support from fellow musicians, but also got a lot of criticism.

  • Datum 01/02/2016
  • Opdrachtnr 250
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/eating-insects-yuck-factor-un-report

Pass the Cockroaches, Please!

Would you like to try eating cockroaches and grasshoppers or wouldn't you? Read on.

About 20% of the world population eat insects regularly. Why don’t we?

  • Datum 05/01/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 125
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
"Mad" Jack Churchill, in the World Archery competition in Norway 1939, right before the start of WOII

The Greatest War Hero

Meet "Mad" Jack Churchill, an eccentric war hero... and a bit of a madman.

Oorlog is verschrikkelijk, maar toch zijn sommige mensen helemaal in hun element wanneer bovenmenselijke moed en durf nodig zijn. "Mad" Jack Churchill was zo iemand.

  • Datum 09/07/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 181
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1, 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
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57358845/jake-math-prodigy-proud-of-his-autism/

Autistic teenager tipped for Nobel Prize

At age two his parents were told he would probably never be able to write. Now, as a teenager it is suggested Jacob Barnett should be awarded a Nobel Prize.

If a person has autism, this doesn’t mean he’ll never achieve anything. Watch the video and be surprised.

  • Datum 07/06/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 098
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, kijken en luisteren
  • Tijdsduur 30-60 min
  • Werkvorm individueel
  • ERK B1
Bron: http://mashable.com/2013/02/04/bones-king-richard-iii/

Death of a King

The bones of King Richard III were found underneath a Leicester parking lot.

Archaeologists knew that he was killed in battle on Bosworth Field, defeated by Henry Tudor. His remains had never been found. Until now. Or so it seems ….

  • Datum 28/02/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 087
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal
  • ERK B1
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=81486721&src=id

Gun buyback

A few short weeks after the Newtown shooting in which 20 children were killed, there was a gun buyback in Los Angeles.

When there’s a gun buyback you can exchange your gun for a shopping voucher. What do you expect? Will this be a very popular thing in the US?

  • Datum 17/01/2013
  • Opdrachtnr 077
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
Bron: http://www.engrish.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Wild-Ass-House.jpg

English + Chinese = Engrish (HAVO)

Creative use of English by our Asian friends.

Ook in Aziatische landen kunnen ze een beetje Engels. Vertalen gaat helaas niet altijd probleemloos. Meestal komt dat door het gebruik van sites als Google Translate. De site engrish.com verzamelt deze fouten en jij kunt ze herstellen!

  • Datum 18/12/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 168
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, tweetal, groepje, klassikaal
  • ERK B1
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
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=176226719&src=id

Help I’m stuck in the elevator!

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator? Any idea what it would feel like? Would you panic?

You are going to read an article in which ten people share their experiences of being trapped in an elevator.

  • Datum 09/11/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 072
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK B1