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 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

Choose the right answer

Choose the correct relationship:

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

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

Where had Juliette lived all her life?

 Paris and America
 America
 Paris

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

Choose another word for “wife” in the text?

 spouse
 friend
 mate

Choose the right answer

Choose a word that means “at the same time.”

 Simultaneously
 Correctly
 Evenly

Grammar

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

Turn the sentence into passive voice using "get"

The rain caught Andrew on his way home.

 Andrew gets caught by the rain on his way home.
 Andrew got caught by the rain on his way home.
 Andrew is getting caught by the rain on his way home.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Form adjectives and complete the following sentence.

eding

The big news was interest and Juliette was excit about going to the USA.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following sentence with the right relative pronouns.

whowhose

Andrew is the person family move to the USA and Juliette is Andrew's wife is excited about moving abroad.

Choose the right answer

If Michel ... a new pet, he ... be very happy.

 has, will
 had, would
 had, will
 has, would

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