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The Lost Boys/A Very Good Year (#125)

Pt. 1- Alex and Vincent go ice skating on their big night, and Alex falls and hurts his ankle. Meanwhile, their families search everywhere for them. Finally, Mrs. Wang receives a call from the hospital informing her that the boys are safe.
Grammar lessons: passive voice: simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements; passive voice: simple past tense, yes/noquestions and short answers; transitive and intransitive verbs.
Pt. 2- The Wangs pick up the boys at the hospital and deliver Alex home safely. Everyone celebrates New Year's together at the restaurant and Rebecca and Ramon see that a very good year lies ahead.
Grammar review: present conditional statements; future conditional statements; grammar lessons: contrary-to-fact 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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