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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - Review

Activity set by Steven Starry
Clases de Inglés en Alcorcón, Villaviciosa, Leganés.

First, do these activities: Vocabulary and Definitions. Then, listen to the MP3s from recording if necessary: MP3. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Primero, haz las actividades de vocabulario. Luego escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Luego haz el Cloze y el Quiz.



       
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The author Oscar Wilde was at least 50 years of his time in 1895 when he published the play “The Importance of Being Earnest”. It’s a light-hearted, romantic that seems to be a ready-made situation comedy for modern television and there is actually an absolutely film that came out in 2002 and a highly recommended level 6 (B2) Macmillan graded reader for you to listen to and read.
The four stereotypical protagonists of the story, two men and two women, are all and eccentric characters and members of the rich. The two men are both in their 30s and have little else to do besides seek young ladies out for romantic relationships. The problem they have is that they are a part of the repressive society that was Victorian England which forces them to go to great to create and hide their secret identities so that their secret engagements will not be exposed to their judgmental fellow aristocrats.
Essentially, the play, which was a complete success on opening night, seems to make British aristocracy out to be the of an elaborate joke which makes fun of their , hypocrisy and selfishness. It can’t have down well within the old of power. , Oscar Wilde would almost immediately find himself ruined as his own homosexual double-life was brought to light and the powerful aristocracy which he had would his own quotations against him in his trials; It took three trials to convict him! Homosexuality was illegal in the United Kingdom until 1967 so even such a genius as Oscar Wilde was open to the of justice that would him.

There is a (B2) upper-intermediate graded reader of this book.