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?

Choose the right answer

What are the Lacostes going to be doing?

 They are moving to America in a year’s time
 They are going to live in America for a year
 They are going to America on holiday

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

Choose the right answer

Where do the Lacostes live?



Choose the right answer

How many roses did Andrew bring home?


Answer the following question

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


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

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with "a/an" or "the".

Diane plays piano.

Choose the right answer (one or several answers possible)

They ... live in Paris anymore.


Choose the right answer (one or several answers possible)

Andrew ... leave Paris and move to the USA.

 has to

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the interrogative form of the following verbs.


Andrew come home early today? Juliette know about the big news? Diane stop playing the piano? Pierre leave football early this evening? Michel want a dog?

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