The Big News

The Big News

 

Andrew Lacoste came home with a bunch of flowers and a big smile on his face.  His wife Juliette knew he had big news, but didn’t know if it was good or bad.  He had called Juliette in the morning and told her to make sure all the children were together when he got home. He had big news and wanted everyone to hear it at the same time, even the baby.


Their oldest daughter Diane stopped playing piano and their oldest son Pierre left football practice early. Michel, 8 years old, hoped the big news was about a new pet.  He wanted a dog.  The baby Zoe just wanted to go to sleep. 


Andrew came home with a dozen roses and an apple pie.  “Guess what! I got a raise and we are all moving to the USA for one year.”

 

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Episode 1

Reading skill

Answer the following question

What type of flowers did Andrew come home with?

Answer the following question

Who is the youngest child in the family?

Listening skill

Answer the following question

What is another word for “kids”?

Choose the right answer

Where had Juliette lived all her life?

 Paris and America
 America
 Paris

Vocabulary

Choose the right answer

What is a piano?

 A card game
 A musical instrument
 A type of dog
 None of the above

Choose the right answer

How many roses did Andrew bring home?

 6
 12
 20

Grammar

Attention, in the following questions you must give all the answers grammatically possible, regardless of the sense of the episode.

Choose the right answer (one or several answers possible)

Juliette ... worry about leaving Paris.

 needn't
 didn't have to
 mustn't
 didn't need to

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the right modal.

Andrew (ought to|might) prepare the children for the big news.

Choose the right answer (one or several answers possible)

Andrew didn't forget ... his family the big news.

 tell
 to tell
 telling

Complete the following sentence

Complete the sentence with the right words.

Andrew his family are ready to leave Paris to move abroad.

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