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

Who is the youngest child in the family?

Answer the following question (one or several answers possible)

Why was Andrew Lacoste happy?

 He was going to America.
 He had good news.
 He received a salary increase.

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

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

 No
 Yes

Choose the right answer

Where had Juliette lived all her life?

 Paris and America
 America
 Paris

Vocabulary

Answer the following question

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

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.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following text with the negative form of the verbs.

did not|didn'tdid not|didn'tdoes not|doesn't

Juliette always expect some big news. The children find a new pet. Pierre leave school then.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the right relative pronouns.

The Lacoste was the family was moving to the USA and this was the big news made them happy.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following sentence with the right demonstrative pronoun.

thesethose

Andrew bought some flowers and he had to choose between ones and ones.

Turn the following sentence into passive voice

The family has waited for Andrew this morning.

 Andrew was waited for by his family this morning.
 Andrew has been waited for by his family this morning.
 Andrew is waited for by his family this morning.

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