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.

Answer the following question

Who is the youngest child in the family?

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

What did Juliette do when she heard Andrew’s news?

 she smiled
 she frowned
 she cried

Answer the following question

What is another word for “kids”?


Answer the following question

Find a word in the text that means “bouquet”.

Choose the right answer

Choose another word for “wife” in the text?



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

Complete the following text

Conjugate the verbs in brackets with future simple.

Andrew (to leave) Paris and he (to move) to the USA. Juliette, his wife and all his four children (to join) him.

Choose the right answer

"Let's move to the USA!"

 Shall we?
 Will we?
 Won't we?
 Don't we?

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following text with the right relative pronouns.


Andrew came home early brought some big news. The family, was waiting for him, was ready to hear everything. Juliette was his wife was excited about moving abroad.

Choose the right answer (one or several answers possible)

All the family loves ... abroad.

 to move
 to moving

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