Actueel lesmateriaal voor lesmethodes Engels van Malmberg

Welkom op de blogspot Engels van uitgeverij Malmberg voor gebruikers van All right!, Realtime en Of Course! U vindt hier actuele video's voorzien van opdrachten, voor verschillende vaardigheden en op verschillende ERK-niveaus. Leuk én leerzaam om de les mee te beginnen of af te sluiten!
Daarnaast maakt Malmberg verschillende keren per jaar een actuele leesopdracht voor Engels, afwisselend op niveau A2, B1 en B2. U vindt ze hier.

donderdag 14 januari 2016


It was all over the news: on 10 January 2016 David Bowie died, aged 69. David Bowie, born and raised in Brixton, in south London, in 1947, was a rock legend with fans of all ages and backgrounds.
This video is just one of many paying tribute to his life.

First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. What is “the simple truth” about Bowie?

  2. What did Bowie really enjoy doing?

  3. Name 3 or more albums Bowie produced, including their years of appearance.

  4. What’s the story behind Bowie’s two different eyes?

  5. What was Bowie’s main strength according to Tony Visconti?
Additional listening exercises
  1. Watch Bowie performing Starman. Or you can watch the same song sung in tribute to Bowie in Brixton.
  2. Listen carefully to the lyrics.
  3. Write out the words of the chorus.
  4. Look up the words you do not know.
  5. If you prefer to listen to classical music, you can listen to this introduction to Peter and the Wolf.
  6. Write down all the characters of the story and the names of the instruments that present them.