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.

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What are the Lacostes going to be doing?

 They are moving to America in a year’s time
 They are going to live in America for a year
 They are going to America on holiday

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 another word for “wife” in the text?


Answer the following question

Was Andrew’s news good or bad?


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

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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Sometimes Andrew ... visit USA.

 used to

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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.

Complete the following sentence

Complete the following sentence with the right preposition.

Andrew talked his family moving to the USA.

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