3HV T5a Hot Topics B2-Re B1-Wr

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3HV T5a Hot Topics B2-Re B1-Wr

The Story Behind This Task


During the feedback phase, you will need to work with a classmate who is also finished with Produce Phase I. Find a partner and set a deadline for your produce phase I so you can work together during the feedback phase.

You are…

An active member of Reddit.

There are many things happening in the world at once. All the news reaches you because of the internet.

Some of the news topics receive more attention than others. These are called hot topics.

Sometimes news seems strange, vague, foreign, or maybe you disagree with what is happening. Why is this happening? This task lets you explore one issue that’s globally trending.

After you’ve explored the topic and come to understand it completely, you want to share your opinion about it on Reddit where others do the same.

On Reddit, you also respond to others and receive upvotes (or downvotes) and comments. You enter livelily conversations and learn about other people’s perspectives and insights.


You have two lessons a week to work on the task. In the other lesson, we will do other activities.

You have 3 weeks for this task.
Explore Phase: 1 lesson
Produce Phase I: 1 lesson
Feedback Phase: 0.5 lesson
Grow Phase I: 0.5 lesson
Produce Phase II: 2 lessons
Reflect Phase: 0.5 lessons
Show Phase: 0.5 lesson


You can earn 600XP with this task.

You can earn 60 extra GEMS in total for this task.

You can only get these points if you did extra well. That means: better than we expect for a sufficient mark.


related to:
– Words that add strucutre/cohesion to a text
– clarifying/describing (political) situations, social opinions/issues, and details.


related to:
– reported speech / indirect speech
– sentences related to giving opinions

Year and level

Year 2
B1 Writing
B2 Reading

Learning Goals

Nadat je deze taak af hebt kan je de onderstaande leerdoelen afvinken op je leerdoelenkaart B1 (Produce Phase I en II).

Schrijven (B1)

Lezen (B2)

Link naar volledige leerdoelen kaart

De bovenstaande leerdoelen voor schrijven en lezen zijn terug te vinden op de leerdoelkaart B1 voor moderne vreemde talen (MVT). Zie deze link voor het volledige overzicht van de B1 MVT leerdoelen.

Mining Expeditions

The Mining Expedition for this Task is under construction.

You can ask your teacher for any currently available Mining Expeditions.

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