Vocabulary Activities

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - Definitions

  Activity set by Steven Starry
Profesor en Alcorcón

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. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints! Listen to the recording afterwards.

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. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Escucha a la grabación despues.

Vocabulary List, MP3

   ahead      befall      butt      corridors      farce      go      hedonistic      hilarious      idle      indeed      lengths      libertine      literary      madcap      mock      stuffy      travesty      vanity      wide      wield      witty   
of one's time - innovative and radical by the standards of the time.
- amusingly eccentric
- a lighthearted comedy that centers around a ridiculous plot with exaggerated and improbable events.
- extremely amusing.
- engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent.
rich - people who do not have to work because they have a lot of money
a - a person, especially a man, who freely indulges in sensual pleasures without regard to moral principles.
to go to great to do something - to put in a lot of effort, energy, or work to achieve something.
- showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor.
the of the joke - the target of a joke; the person or subject being mocked or ridiculed.
- excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements.
to down well - to elicit a specified reaction in a good way
- (of a person) not receptive to new or unusual ideas; conventional and narrow-minded.
the of power - the senior levels of government or administration.
- used to introduce a further and stronger or more surprising point.
to - to ridicule or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner.
to - to hold and use a weapon or tool
- concerned with literature as a profession.
open - very vulnerable, unprotected.
a - a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
to - (especially of something bad) to happen to someone