Oscar Wilde

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 September 2016 > Ready to Use

Irish poet, playwright, novelist, editor, dandy and wit Oscar Wilde was a major figure of the nineteenth century literary scene, and his work is still widely read and performed today. A major exhibition at the Petit Palais presents his life and work – both as an immensely popular writer and as an object of scandal (till 15 January 2017).

This B1 level article will give pupils an overview of Wilde's life and work. We recommend it with older classes because of the subject matter. It is a useful accompaniment if your students are studying The Importance of Being Earnest in 1re LLCE.

Vocabulary and Structures

  • literature
  • biography
  • narrative present
  • simple past
  • passive
  • adjectives