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Dreamcatcher/Gifts (#123)

Pt. 1- When Rebecca returns from her audition, Nancy advises her to clear up the situation with the Mendoza brothers, or the family history of two brothers estranged over a woman will repeat itself.
Grammar lessons: adjective clauses: describing people; adjective clauses: describing things; adjective clauses: describing people and things.
Pt. 2- Alberto tells Rebecca that he thinks it's better if they remain just friends. Afterwards, he listens to the song his gift inspired her to write. Rebecca and Ramon celebrate Christmas together.
Grammar lessons: direct speech; grammar lessons: indirect speech; embedded questions. [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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