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

Choose the correct relationship:

 Diane is Zoe’s sister.
 Diane is Zoe’s brother.
 Diane is Zoe’s mother.

Choose the right answer

How old is Michel?

 8 years old
 8 months old
 8 days old

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

Do you think the family is happy with Andrew’s news?

 No
 Yes

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

Choose the right answer

How many roses did Andrew bring home?

 6
 12
 20

Choose the right answer

Choose another word for “wife” in the text?

 spouse
 friend
 mate

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 words.

Everyone said it was great news and Juliette said she was delighted by this idea.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following text with the right verbal form.

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Andrew come home with a lot of flowers. The children always wait for him. Diane stop playing the piano before his arrival. The members of the family await him.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the proper subjunctive.

If Andrew's family happy about leaving Paris, Andrew would be satisfied.

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