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A Difficult Decision/Guitar Lessons (#112)

Pt. 1- Vincent's parents stand firm in their decision not to let him return to the program. Rebecca wants to give guitar lessons to Vincent and Alex so the two friends can still see each other.
Grammar review: simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements (irregular verbs); simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers (irregular verbs); simple past tense, wh - questions and short answers (irregular verbs).
Pt. 2- The Wangs agree to guitar lessons. Alex encourages his father to date Rebecca, but he also hopes his parents will reconcile. Ramon may have to go to court to prevent his ex-wife from taking Alex to Los Angeles.
Grammar lessons: should and must: affirmative and negative statements; yes/no questions and short answers; compound sentences with and, too, and either; tag questions with be, should, and can. [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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