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 (one or several answers possible)

Why was Andrew Lacoste happy?

 He was going to America.
 He had good news.
 He received a salary increase.

Choose the right answer

What were the children doing when Andrew came home?

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

Listening skill

Choose the right answer

Where had Juliette lived all her life?

 Paris and America

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


Answer the following question

Was Andrew’s news good or bad?

Choose the right answer

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.

Translate the sentence

Le mystère de la nouvelle a été devoilé.

 News's mystery was revealed.
 The mystery of the news was revealed.
 News mystery has been revealed.

Translate the following sentence

Andrew a une grande nouvelle pour sa famille.

 Andrew has some big news for his family.
 Andrew has a big news for his family.
 Andrew have big news for his family.

Drag and drop the answers in the following text

Complete the following sentence with the right demonstrative pronoun.


Andrew bought some flowers and he had to choose between ones and ones.

Choose the right answer

All the family is ... to be excited about moving to the USA.


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