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

How old is Michel?

 8 years old
 8 months old
 8 days old

Answer the following question

Who is the youngest child in the family?

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

Why was Juliette unsure whether to cheer or cry?

 She did not know whether she really wanted to go to the USA
 She was nervous about leaving Paris
 Both of the above
 Neither of the above

Choose the right answer

Where had Juliette lived all her life?

 Paris and America
 America
 Paris

Vocabulary

Answer the following question

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

Answer the following question

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

Grammar

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

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following sentence with the right plural form.

kidschildren

Diane, Michel, Pierre and Zoe are Andrew and Juliette's and these should find out the news.

Choose the right answer

Andrew gives his wife a lot of flowers.

 He gives them to her.
 He gives it to her.
 He gives to her them.

Translate the following sentence

Andrew vient d'arriver, puisque toute la famille l'attendait.

 Andrew just arrived, as all the family waited for him.
 Andrew has just arrived, as all the family waited for him.
 Andrew has just arrived, as all the family was waiting for him.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the right modal.

Andrew (ought to|might) prepare the children for the big news.

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