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Job Hunting/A Bad Day (#108)

Pt. 1- Rebecca has a difficult time getting used to life with other boarders at Nancy's house. At school, Rebecca learns that her work-study program has been canceled so she goes on a job search.
Grammar review be: present tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; be: present tense, wh - questions and answers.
Pt. 2- Rebecca finds the job search frustrating and shares her disappointments with another boarder. Alberto shows up and offers to show her around San Francisco.
Grammar review be: past tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: past tense, yes/no questions and answers; be: past tense, wh - questions and short answers.
[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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