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

Choose the correct relationship:

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

Answer the following question

Who is the youngest child in the family?

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 had Juliette lived all her life?

 Paris and America


Choose the right answer

What would you do with an apple pie?

 Plant it in the garden
 Put it in a vase
 Eat it

Answer the following question

Find a word in the text that describes a domestic cat or a dog.


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

Choose the right answer

Andrew ... buy some gifts for his family.

 had better

Complete the interrogative form

Complete the interrogative form.

Diane stop playing the piano yesterday? all the children waiting for Andrew when he came home?

Translate the sentence

La femme d'Andrew s'appelle Julliette.

 Andrew's wife is called Juliette.
 Andrew has a wife Juliette.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the sentence with the right words.

Andrew decided to tell his family they are to move to the USA, he gathered all of them.

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