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The Stranger/The Motel (#105)

Pt. 1- When Rebecca reaches the Southwest in her cross-country drive, the car breaks down on a deserted road. She worries when a stranger approaches. He turns out to be a photographer, Alberto, who takes her in his own car for help.
Grammar lessons: simple present tense, affirmative statements; direct object nouns; direct object pronouns.
Pt. 2- Rebecca and Alberto reach a phone, but can only leave a message on a garage's answering machine. They drive to a motel, where Rebecca gets the only room left.
Grammar lessons: simple present tense, negative statements; demonstrative adjectives; demonstrative pronouns.
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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