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A New Home/Meet The Discussion Group (#107)
Pt. 1- Rebecca arrives in San Francisco, and is surprised to discover that her godmother Nancy keeps other boarders and that she will have to pay rent as well.
Grammar lessons: simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements (regular verbs); simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers; adverbs and prepositions to tell when (past time).
Pt. 2- Viewers meet the members of the discussion group. The group members compare their lives and Rebecca's and talk about some of the circumstances within their own native cultures.
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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