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Oscar Wilde: life
Put the following sentences related to Oscar Wilde's life in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 6.

________ He moved to London, where he became a celebrity.
________ He studied in his home city and then graduated in Classics at Oxford University.
________ He was sentenced to two years' hard labour on charges of homosexuality.
________ He went into exile in France.
________ He undertook a speaking tour in the United States that increased his fame.
________ He married Constance Lloyd.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: allegorical meaning
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The novel's allegorical meaning
A: leads towards a praise of Victorian values.
B: is related to the legend of Faust.
C: is based on the symbols of the corrupted picture and Dorian's innocence.
D: goes against the idea that art outlives people.
E: is linked to the picture as a representation of the dark side of Dorian's personality.
F: has been judged ridiculous by many critics.
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Oscar Wilde: works
Complete the titles of Wilde's works.

The ________ of Dorian Gray
The Importance of Being ________
De ________
The Ballad of Reading ________
The ________ Ghost
An Ideal ________
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Oscar Wilde and the dandy
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The term 'dandy' might derive from the ________ nickname for 'Andrew'.
2. It was first used in the song ________ Doodle Dandy during the American Revolution.
3. The words of the song mocked the ________ uniform of the American soldiers.
4. ________ and refinement were linked to the idea of the dandy that developed thanks to George Bryan Brummell.
5. He had the Prince ________ as a friend and admirer.
6. Dandyism spread to ________ and then reappeared in England with the figure of Oscar Wilde.
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Oscar Wilde and the dandy
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Wilde used his ________ to shock.
2. He believed life was meant for pleasure, and pleasure was an indulgence in the ________.
3. He was interested in beauty, especially as regards ________, words and physical beauty.
4. He believed that only art as the cult of beauty could prevent the murder of the ________.
5. He perceived the artist as an ________ in a materialistic world.
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Oscar Wilde: Art for Art's Sake
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The concept of 'Art for Art's Sake' is linked to a rationalistic vision of the artist.
B: Oscar Wilde is only moved by an aesthetic interest.
C: He writes exclusively to please himself.
D: He wants to communicate his theories to his fellow-beings.
E: He pursues the aim of beauty and fulfilment of the artist.
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Oscar Wilde: the aesthetic ideal
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Wilde ________ that his life was like a work of art.
2. He was both a dandy and a ________.
3. For Wilde, elegance was a symbol of the superiority of his ________.
4. He was an individualist who demanded absolute ________.
5. His interest in beauty was not linked to ________.
6. He ________ the didacticism of the Victorian novel.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: plot
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Basil Hallward is fascinated by Dorian Gray's beauty and decides to paint his portrait.
B: Lord Wotton discourages Dorian from indulging in a life of pleasure.
C: Dorian's portrait shows the signs of age and vice, while his face remains young.
D: Dorian kills Lord Wotton after he sees the corrupted image of the portrait.
E: Stabbing the portrait, Dorian kills himself.
F: After Dorian's death, the picture returns to its original purity.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: characters
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

Dorian Gray represents the ideal of youth, beauty and goodness. At the beginning of the novel he is rather immature, but he changes completely after meeting Lord Henry Wotton, an engineer and a brilliant talker who preaches moralism and criticises institutions like marriage and the Church. The third important character of the novel is the painter Basil Hallward, an intellectual who falls in love with Dorian for his beauty and innocence, but is eventually killed because Dorian considers him responsible for his disease. So in the end Basil becomes an example of how a good poet can be destroyed by his art.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: narrative technique
Tick the words or phrases related to The Picture of Dorian Gray's narrative technique.
A: Unobtrusive narrator.
B: External perspective.
C: Identification.
D: Vague descriptions.
E: Words appealing to the senses.
F: First-person narrator.
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