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Grief/Life Goes On (#116)

Pt. 1- The funeral is held, and the Boston fire department presents Rebecca with her father's helmet. Matt and Sandy both stop by to pay their respects, and Sandy tells Rebecca she's going back to Jack. Kevin and Rebecca speak movingly about their father's hopes and dreams.
Grammar lessons: indirect object nouns and pronouns: affirmative and negative statements; indirect object nouns and pronouns: yes/no questions and short answers; indirect objects and direct objects: wh - questions and answers.
Pt. 2- Uncle Brendan and his wife offer to help Rebecca and Kevin any way they can. Rebecca and Kevin go through financial papers and discover family mementos.
Grammar lessons: present perfect tense, affirmative statements; adverbials with present perfect tense; present perfect tense and simple past tense.
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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