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Saying Goodbye/Leaving Home (#104)

Pt. 1- Rebecca gives her final music lesson while her father secretly goes shopping for a car to give her. After her last softball game, the team gives Rebecca a farewell present, and Rebecca and Matt break up.
Grammar lessons: present continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; wh - questions with when; prepositions to tell when (present time).
Pt. 2- Rebecca's father surprises her with the car and gives her a necklace that belonged to her mother. Kevin gives Rebecca a four-leaf clover key ring, and Sandy gives her a diary. Driving out of Boston, Rebecca stops at her mother's grave.
Grammar lessons: future with going to; wh - questions with where; adverbs and prepositions to tell where. [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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