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Negotiations/Photos and Farewells (#106)
Pt. 1- The car repairs will cost $800 so Rebecca sells the car to the garage for $550 and plans to take the bus all the way to San Francisco.
Grammar lessons: simple present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; possessive pronouns; can (ability, possibility).
Pt. 2- On their way to the bus station, Alberto and Rebecca stop in a beautiful canyon where Alberto takes some photographs of her. As they say goodbye at the bus, they both realize they're interested in each other, but Rebecca doesn't want a boyfriend at this point in her life.
Grammar lessons: be: past tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: past tense, yes/no questions and short answers; count and non-count nouns.
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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