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 (one or several answers possible)

Why was Andrew Lacoste happy?

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

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

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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

Answer the following question

What is another word for “kids”?


Answer the following question

Was Andrew’s news good or bad?

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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.

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Andrew's family ... remain in Paris any longer.


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The big news made the family ... .


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Andrew gives his wife a lot of flowers.

 He gives them to her.
 He gives it to her.
 He gives to her them.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete with the right adjectives used as nouns.

the poorthe rich

Only had money to go to the USA but nowadays have also the means to travel abroad.

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