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Differences/A Visit to the Doctor (#102)

Pt. 1 finds Rebecca applying to music schools. Her father, a widowed, disabled firefighter, worries that she is choosing a chancy career, and that Kevin may not graduate. Rebecca's best friend at work is Sandy who just wants to settle down and raise a family.
Grammar lessons: be: present tense, negative statements; indefinite articles a and an sentences with there is/there are; compound sentences with and.
Pt. 2- Rebecca's father ignores his doctor's advice after a worrisome checkup. At a Memorial Day barbecue, Rebecca and Sandy talk about Sandy's boyfriend Jack, who shows up drunk and belligerent.
Grammar lessons: be: present tense, yes/no questions; short answers to yes/no questions with be; possessive adjectives and possessive nouns. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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