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A Reading Project: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


A Reading Project: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Hi everyone,

I īm going to start a B2 class soon and will have them do a reading project. I īm thinking "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.

I know there was a movie in 2009, maybe I will have a look at that, too. But what are your ideas? Has anyone ever covered that book in class?

I īm grateful for any suggestion! Thanks and have a nice day! Smile

31 Aug 2010      


There is a movie with Sean Connery īThe League of Gentlemen ī in which one of the characters is Dorian Gray, so you might use a clip or two from it. It is quite interesting.
The topic itself is fantastic, even though your sts may think it obsolete at first, but imagine having a picture to store your age in, or anything like that - it īs an absolutely wonderful topic for debates. Which objects in your household/room could you imagine as such a īstorage ī? If not your age, what would you like to store in it? What would you do if this happened to you? What can vanity do to people? ( mean, just look around - isn īt the image one of the key things nowadays - plastic surgery, botox-parties, you name it...) What īs the difference between vanity and pride? There īs that R. Williams song Bodies which also puts it nicely.
And if you use the search engine here at ESL - there are so many great wss for it right here!
PS: Pming you a poem by our very own franknbea (with his permission) which goes perfectly with the topic)...

31 Aug 2010