The Importance of Being Earnest - ebook only


*** Ebook works on ALL computers (desktop and laptop) and devices (including iPads and Android tablets) ***


  • Excellent prescribed play option for classes not studying Shakespeare

This new and exciting edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest offers a student-oriented guide to the complete text of the play, with in-depth act overviews, review questions, activities and exercises.

The accompanying portfolio (sold separately to the ebook) provides each student with a place to collect and log their learning as they move through the play.

This edition embraces the spirit of the new Junior Cycle by promoting students’ active involvement with the play as a drama to be explored, performed and enjoyed.

With a strong emphasis on oral language, performance and creativity, this beautifully illustrated edition is suitable for students of all levels of ability and provides a wonderful introduction to Wilde and the Victorian period.

This edition contains:

• An introduction to the author and play

• In-text icons tracking the main themes of the play

• Action summaries

• An in-depth act overview

• Review questions

• Activities and exercises to encourage active exploration of characters, themes and the language of the play

• Projects created to help pupils prepare for the Oral Language and Collection of Texts assessment tasks.


The edition also contains a section on examining the play, which includes:

• Study notes on characters and important themes

• Guidelines on how to approach examination questions.

This edition guides the teacher in using The Importance of Being Earnest to achieve the learning outcomes and statements of learning of the new specification and encourages pupil development across the eight key skills required at Junior Cycle.

About the Author: Eoghan Evesson has been a teacher of English in Newbridge College since 2005. Along with running the College’s NewEnglishBlog, he has corrected English for the SEC at JC and LC levels.Eoghan has a passion for ICT use to improve learning in the classroom and has previously authored an ICT handbook to accompany's highly popular Great Expectations 1.