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Review/The Emergency (#114)

Pt. 1 offers a review of the storyline so far.
Grammar lessons: used to: affirmative and negative statements; drawing conclusions: might and must in affirmative and negative statements; cardinal and ordinal numbers.
Pt. 2- Kevin meets Rebecca at the Boston airport and tells her their father's heart attack was serious, and the doctor is not optimistic. Kevin and Rebecca return home where she finds the house a mess and without food. She questions Kevin about it but soon another call takes them back to the hospital.
Grammar lessons: past continuous tense, affirmative statements; past continuous tense, negative statements; stative verbs. [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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