Vocabulary Activities

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - Vocabulary

  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      befell      butt      corridors      farce      gone      hedonistic      hilarious      idle      indeed      lengths      libertine      literary      madcap      mocked      stuffy      travesty      vanity      wide      wielding      witty   
The author Oscar Wilde was at least 50 years of his time.
ahead of one's time -
Mr Bean’s adventures are famous around the world.
Any comedy which is based on a case of mistaken identity is sure to be a .
His jokes were and I couldn’t stop laughing.
Libertines may lead a existence of sex, booze, drugs, and parties.
The rich might as well be called the rich and shameless for all the good they do.
A is a Don Juan, Casanova and womanizer.
Some Americans go to great to decorate their homes at Christmas.
Oscar Wilde’s play is full of one-liners such as, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
Trump is the of every joke with late night television comedians in the U.S.A.
One example of her is that she thought she was the prettiest girl in the entire school.
The plan to raise taxes has not down well with residents.
People had remarkably ideas about sexual behavior in nineteenth century Great Britain yet Police estimated that there were 8,600 prostitutes in London alone in 1857. (Wikipedia=8,600)
The of power usually resist change nowadays because there’s so much of it which might threaten their investments or way of life.
The idea of equal pay is attractive to most women and to many men as well.
The poor girl was and laughed at when she came to school in a new dress and hairdo.
Security guards were robbed at gunpoint by bank robbers a rifle and a pistol.
The newspaper’s editor reviewed the great works of the nineteenth century.
An accounting system without enough inspectors is open to fraud.
The President’s immediate pardon of the fraudster upon his conviction was a of justice.
Despite the disgrace that Oscar Wilde, his work is still widely read and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is currently considered by The Guardian newspaper to be the 27th best novel written in English literature.