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Walk on the right side!

China creates pavement with separate lane for texting people.

To avoid accidents on the pavement, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a separate lane for people who are texting and tweeting. How about that?

  • Datum 01/10/2015
  • Opdrachtnr 322
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm klassikaal
  • ERK A2, 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
http://www.hundreddollarbill.info/

New Faces for the Greenback

An assignment about money. But it’s not what you think.

The American dollar, the greenback, has a picture of a famous person on the front. All these persons happen to be men. Isn’t it time for change?

  • Datum 03/11/2014
  • Opdrachtnr 121
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK B2
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=148108157&src=id

Lines too Blurred?

One of the most popular hits in 2013 was Blurred lines by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. However, not everybody liked it.

Blurred lines was one of the best-selling and most often downloaded hits of 2013. It was a huge success, all over the world. It was probably also one of the most sexist songs ever released. It was considered so sexist that it was actually banned from quite a few universities, starting in Scotland.

  • Datum 02/06/2014
  • Opdrachtnr 113
  • Leerjaar 4, 5
  • Niveau HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 10-15 min
  • Werkvorm tweetal, klassikaal
  • ERK C1
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.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
Bron: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=122162515&src=id

The facebook party that went viral

Remember the Facebook party, organized by this girl in Haren (Netherlands) to celebrate her sixteenth birthday?

You are going to read an article and watch a video about a girl whose sixteenth birthday party went out of control.

  • Datum 09/10/2012
  • Opdrachtnr 070
  • Leerjaar 4
  • Niveau VWO, HAVO
  • Categorie lezen, schrijven, kijken en luisteren, vocabulaire
  • Tijdsduur 15-30 min
  • Werkvorm individueel, klassikaal
  • ERK A2