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.

Answer the following question

What type of flowers did Andrew come home with?

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

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

 No
 Yes

Answer the following question

What is another word for “kids”?

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.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following text with the right prepositions.

withaboutwith

All the family is excited moving abroad. Juliette is satisfied their leaving Paris. The children are delighted meeting new people.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following sentence with the right article or the zero article.

theØ

Andrew and his family will leave Paris and move to United States.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

Diane is (old) than Michel, who is (young) than both Diane and Pierre.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following sentence with the right quantifier.

nosome

Juliette needed time to think about leaving Paris and Andrew has time to think.

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