Reading and Use of English Part 3 E

Part 3

For questions 17-24, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line.

The Happy Prince

Oscar Wilde once said:”The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” Thanks to Rupert Everett, we’re once again talking about the wonderful Wilde, who became one of the most popular authors of the late-Victoria era. Marking his feature film debut as writer-director, Everett present a warm but  (17) … poignant portrayal of his lost years.

Everett is no (18) …to Wilde: he’s starred in film (19) …of two of the writer’s most famous plays, An Ideal Husband an The (20) … of Being Earnest. Wilde’s later years were laced with tragedy. At a time when (21) … was illegal in Britain, Wilde was  (22) …for two years of hard labour for “gross indecency with men” after revelations of his affair with Bosie went public. Following his release, he left for Europe to travel, nourish his soul and seek a life of liberty, peace and inspiration.

Everett’s script (23) … depicts Wilde in this time, as he moves between Paris, Naples and Heidelberg and reflects on earlier parts of his existence and the (24) …Wilde’s wit.

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17) DEEP

18) STRANGE

19) ADAPT

20) IMPORTANT

21) HOMOSEXUAL

22) PRISON

23) ELEGANCE

24) CHARISMA

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Q17. DEEPLY

Q18. STANGER

Q19. ADAPTATIONS

Q20. IMPORTANCE

Q21. HOMOSEXUALITY

Q22. IMPRISONED

Q23. ELEGANTLY

Q24. CHARISMATIC