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

How many children do Andrew and Juliette have?

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

Answer the following question

What is another word for “kids”?

Choose the right answer

Where do the Lacostes live?

 America
 Paris

Vocabulary

Answer the following question

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

Answer the following question

Find a word in the text that means “bouquet”.

Grammar

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

Translate the sentence

Quittons Paris et partons pour les États Unis.

 Leave Paris and go to the USA.
 Let's leave Paris and go to the USA.
 We should leave Paris and go to the USA.

Choose the right answer

Andrew asked Juliette and Juliette asked Andrew about their departure.

 They asked one another about their departure.
 They asked each other about their departure.
 They asked themselves about their departure.

Choose the right answer (one or several answers possible)

The big news made the family ... .

 left
 happy
 delighted
 worry

Translate the sentence

Juliette a appris la nouvelle de leur départ pour les États Unis de son mari et cette idée n'était pas la sienne.

 Juliette found out about going to the USA from her husband and this idea wasn't hers.
 Juliette found out the news of their departure in USA from hers husband and this idea wasn't her.
 Juliette has found out about the departure for USA from her husband and this idea wasn't her.

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