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

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What were the children doing when Andrew came home?

 Playing football
 Playing the piano
 All of the above
 None of the above

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How old is Michel?

 8 years old
 8 months old
 8 days old

Listening skill

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

 she smiled
 she frowned
 she cried

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Where do the Lacostes live?



Answer the following question

Find a word in the text that is a synonym for “increase.”

Answer the following question

Was Andrew’s news good or bad?


Attention, dans les questions suivantes vous devez donner toutes les réponses grammaticalement possibles, sans tenir compte du sens de l'épisode.

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Il pleut beaucoup ces derniers temps.

 There is much rain lately.
 It is raining a lot lately.
 There is a lot of rain lately.

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Complete the following sentence with the right noun gender.


Andrew is Juliette's and Juliette is Andrew's .

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On a vu Andrew arriver à la maison.

 Andrew was seen coming home.
 We saw Andrew coming home.
 They saw Andrew coming home.

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

 has to

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