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Unexpected Offers/The Audition (#122)

Pt. 1- Ramon sends Alex to Los Angeles for Christmas. Vincent Wang considers a job offer in Taiwan. Ramon visits Rebecca to deliver a gift from Alex. He starts to invite Rebecca to spend Christmas with him, but then hesitates, believing he should first talk with his brother about how they both feel about her.
Grammar lessons: past perfect tense, affirmative and negative statements; past perfect tense and simple past tense; past perfect tense: yes/no questions and short answers.
Pt. 2- Rebecca goes to the audition with her friend Bill.
Grammar lessons: wh - questions with how often; frequency expressions; adverbs of frequency; wh - questions with how and adverbs of manner; w h- questions with whose; possessive adjectives, nouns, and 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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