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Introduction/Rebecca's Dream (#101)
Viewers meet Rebecca Casey, an aspiring young singer. We also meet her boyfriend Matt, who doesn't think much of her dream, and her brother Kevin, who doesn't think much about the future at all. Rebecca considers applying for music school and pursuing her career full-time, rather than holding down a job and doing her music on the side. We also meet real-life immigrants and students who compare Rebecca's experiences to their own.
Grammar lessons: be: present tense, affirmative statements; subject pronouns; imperatives. [26 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer, this English language learner (ELL) series touches on life's important issues: leaving home, parenting, education, work, love, success, and loss. All of the characters use meaningful, natural language that students can put to work immediately in their own lives. Each episode features dialogue that is slightly slowed down and subtly simplified. Key lines are repeated, idioms paraphrased, and important events retold. There are constant visual clues to meaning, such as written signs, notes, and documents. Closed captioning may be used as a teaching and literacy resource.
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