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Changes/The Farm (#119)

Pt. 1- Rebecca and Kevin help Sandy move out. Jack tries to stop them, but the police arrive and arrest him. Kevin decides to go to his uncle's farm, and he and Rebecca pack up their apartment. Sandy decides to take Rebecca up on her offer to stay at their apartment until she gets her life straightened out.
Grammar lessons: adverbial phrases and clauses of reason: affirmative and negative statements; adverbial phrases and clauses of reason: yes/no questions and short answers; wh - questions with why; so/such ... that.
Pt. 2- Rebecca and Kevin enjoy a tour of Brendan and Anne's farm. Kevin decides that he will stay and help out on the farm and Rebecca decides to return to San Francisco.
Grammar lessons: direct speech; present conditional statements; future conditional statements.
[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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