Sep 152015

The Importance of Being Earnest Ep2 – The Proposal: Journey back to Victorian London with us in the second episode of The Importance of Being Earnest, based on the original comedy by Oscar Wilde.

Jack and Algernon are two wealthy, young, unmarried men – but Jack plans to change that. He’s in love with Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen. He plans to propose to her when she comes to visit later that day. But first, he has to explain to Algernon why he’s leading a double life.

While you listen to the audio, see how many examples of the passive voice you can spot. Then take a look at the transcript to see them in bold.



The Importance of Being Earnest Ep2: The Proposal (transcript video)


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