CSE Texts' Topics VWO | Reading Comprehension

Topics On Recent Exams English VWO

This is a list with topics which were in the past exams. If revision on other subjects or doing yet

another exam gets too much, it might be wise to select any of the topics below and google it so as

to find a clip, doc or short film on it. This way revision becomes more fun and your chances of

success increase. Mind the vocab while watching the clip / movie etc!  

2012: 1e tijdvak

  1. Science: Technology in clothing
  2. Lifestyle / Ethics: Ad for investment in food
  3. Literature: Extract from a novel
  4. Lifestyle: Bankruptcy notice
  5. Upbringing: Nanny doesn’t know best
  6. Literature: Book review The Many Paths To Peace
  7. Tech: Web reading
  8. Literature: Book review: history of slavery
  9. Education: A degree: Does it help?
  10.  Business: Terms and Conditions of Sale

 2012: 2e tijdvak

  1. Education: University studies’ level
  2. Literature; Book review on Psychiatry and its practice
  3. Literature: Extract from a novel
  4. Communication: Spam and what do you communicate and how?
  5. Ethics: Babies by design
  6. Science: the fish within us, evolution
  7. Education: Universities and its business relations
  8. Letter on fossil fuels / cars
  9. Ad on lawnmower plan
  10. Article on pop star

 20111e tijdvak

  1. Telephone bill
  2. Biology (plants), Himalayan balsam (plant)
  3. Literature
  4. Judging people on their looks
  5. Confusius’ comeback
  6. Bad science
  7. Happiness
  8. J.K. Rowling (literature)
  9. Stonehenge
  10. Response bias activity

 

2011: 2e tijdvak

  1. Braincells
  2. Milk
  3. Smoking sustainably?
  4. Book review
  5. Book reviews
  6. The purpose of economics
  7. Criminal histeria
  8. Vaccinations for everybody
  9. “Legal Notice”

 

2010: 1e tijdvak

  1. Must-see tv, Secret Millonaire
  2. Language dilemma for native English speakers        
  3. Literature fragment
  4. The costly appliance of science
  5. Debt collecting
  6. Common sense
  7. The divine right to abuse other species
  8. Depressed Germans
  9. Delhi monkeys
  10. Contract fragment

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007 : 1e tijdvak

  1. Online Daten
  2. Microchip, Science, biology
  3. Obesity and anorexia, biology
  4. Mobile Phones, Machines
  5. Biotechnology, Genetic Science, Gen therapy
  6. Cannabis, drugs
  7. Police, spying, alcohol
  8. Beggars, Lower and Middle Class
  9. Privatisation, humanity, work not for Money, Money
  10. Internet, e-cards, text messages
  11. Literature fragment, movies

 

2007: 2e tijdvak

  1. Health Insurance
  2. Fox Hunting and Animal Industry
  3. Violent Video Games
  4. Literature Fragment
  5. Evolution
  6. The Danger of Modern Science and Technology
  7. Art – Paintings
  8. Genetic Therapy and Enhancements
  9. Movie
  10. Football (soccer)

 

2006: 1e tijdvak

1.        Medical experiment

2.        Volunteers

3.        Slavery

4.        Teachers

5.        Homeless people

6.        Research on food

7.        Health/Medical

 

2006: 2e tijdvak

1.        Tom Gunn

2.        Reading news online

3.        Literature fragment

4.        Global warming

5.        Conspiracy theories à Princess Diana

6.        California gold rushes

7.        Animal treatment

8.        House of Commons Workday

9.        Science

10.      Copyright on yoga poses

11.      Biology

 

2005: 1e tijdvak

1.        Education: (inflated) Grades, College

2.        Business: McDonald’s (as a business), toilets

3.        Literature fragment: money, acting, good news

4.        Lifestyle/health: eating habits, lifespan

5.        (Anti-) globalization

6.        Culture: A clockwork orange, how shocking violence/abuse in movies/books is

7.        History: war, individual role people play, how historians deal with this

8.        Education: Schools, practicability vs. theory (concerning what is taught at schools)

9.        Technology/health

10.      Health: medication, allergy

11.      Job ad

 

2005: 2e tijdvak 

1:         anonimity of donors

2:         Latest trend/fashion

3:         Escaping?

4:         ???

 

2004: 1e en 2e tijdvak

  • Royalty
  • Terrorism/Journalism
  • Literature fragments
  • Journalism
  • Child labour
  • America - Russia
  • Classic society VS Modern society
  • Black middle Class
  • Narcotics
  • Solar Panel
  • Depressions
  • Drugs
  • Public artists
  • 60’s Britpop
  • International court
  • Nazi’s
  • Organ transplantation
  • Book reviews
  • Literary background

 

2003: 1e tijdvak 

  • IQ
  • (linguistic) research
  • Novel
  • Journalism (press)
  • Culture
  • Fashion
  • Science and religion
  • Drugs/generation gap
  • Death
  • reference
  • reference

 

2003: 2e tijdvak

  • Big Brother
  • State schools vs. Church schools
  • Nuclear power
  • Second nature
  • Literature fragment
  • Englishmen
  • Society wants everyone to stay young
  • Football at school
  • Relations between countries
  • Environment
  • Water winning
  • Reference
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