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Celebrations/Breaking the News (#103)

Pt. 1- Kevin graduates from high school, and Rebecca is accepted into the San Francisco College of Music. After telling Sandy the good news, she plans to confront her father about his health.
Grammar lessons: present continuous tense, affirmative statements; definite article the; noun phrase: article + adjective + noun.
Pt. 2- Rebecca's father tells Rebecca that he is against the San Francisco plan but Kevin supports her. Sandy will move in with her difficult boyfriend Jack. Rebecca and Kevin go shopping for a used car but have no luck.
Grammar lessons: present continuous tense, negative statements; wh - questions with who and what; compound sentences with but. [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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