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The Pressure's On/Sharing Feelings (#121)

Pt. 1- Rebecca meets with her advisor to talk about catching up in her studies. Alberto shows up and invites her to the opera, but she hesitates because she has so much work to do.
Grammar review: present perfect tense, affirmative and negative statements; contrast present perfect tense and simple past tense; grammar lessons: irregular simple past tense and past participles.
Pt. 2- Rebecca studies for her exams with her schoolmate Bill, who invites her to come to an audition for a rock group. She cancels her opera date with Alberto.
Grammar review: present perfect tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect tense, wh - questions; grammar lessons: reflexive pronouns. [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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