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Thanksgiving/Starting Over (#120)

Pt. 1- Rebecca and Kevin enjoy Thanksgiving at Uncle Brendan's. Rebecca finally learns the source of Brendan's feud with her father. During the Korean War, Rebecca's father courted, and married, Brendan's girlfriend, who would be Rebecca's mother
Grammar review: past continuous tense, affirmative and negative statements; past continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; wh - questions and answers; past continuous tense and simple past tense.
Pt. 2- Rebecca returns to San Francisco and learns that she has lost her job in the after-school program.
Grammar review: wh - questions with who, what, when, where, why, and how long; grammar lessons: wh - questions: who/what as subjects; who/whom/what as objects; wh - questions with what/which/how much/how many (+ noun).
[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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