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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Choose the correct relationship:

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

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Why did Andrew want all his children to be at home?

 He wanted to share his news with them
 He was bringing them flowers and an apple pie
 He had a new puppy for Michel
 He wanted to be at home with his family

Listening skill

Answer the following question

Find in the audio part another name for the USA.

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Where do the Lacostes live?



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


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What is a piano?

 A card game
 A musical instrument
 A type of dog
 None of the above


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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Complete the following sentence with the right relative pronouns.


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

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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.

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Complete the following sentence with a compound noun.

flower girlflowershop

Andrew went to the to buy flowers and the wasn't there.

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All the family want ... to the USA.

 to move
 to go

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