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A Breakdown/A Call for Help (#118)

Pt. 1- Kevin and his old girlfriend talk about his plans for the future. When he returns home, Brendan, Anne, and Rebecca reprimand him for taking the car without permission.
Grammar lessons: present perfect continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect continuous tense, wh - questions; review: direct object infinitives: affirmative and negative statements; yes/no questions.
Pt. 2- Kevin apologizes for taking the car. Sandy calls to say that Jack has hit her again and she's leaving him. Rebecca and Kevin go to her apartment to help her.
Grammar lessons: direct object gerunds: affirmative and negative statements; direct object gerunds: yes/no questions and short answers; subject gerunds.
[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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