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

Choose the right answer

What were the children doing when Andrew came home?

 Playing football
 Playing the piano
 Sleeping
 All of the above
 None of the above

Choose the right answer

How old is Michel?

 8 years old
 8 months old
 8 days old

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

What did Juliette say when she heard the news?

 America, here we come
 I have never lived in America
 I don’t know whether to cheer or to cry

Complete the following sentence after listening to the audio file

Complete the following sentence with the correct words.

Andrew brought home a roses and an pie.

Vocabulary

Answer the following question

Find a word in the text that is a synonym for “increase.”

Answer the following question

Find a word in the text that describes a domestic cat or a dog.

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)

All the family want ... to the USA.

 to move
 move
 to go
 go

Complete the following sentence

Complete the sentence with the right words.

Andrew decided to tell his family they are to move to the USA, he gathered all of them.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

Diane is (old) than Michel, who is (young) than both Diane and Pierre.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the right modal.

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

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