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A Box of Memories/The Missing Car (#117)
Pt. 1- Rebecca and Kevin find a key to a safe deposit box containing family treasures and substantial amounts in savings and insurance. Kevin tells Rebecca he resents her mothering him and he wants her to go back to college.
Grammar lessons: present perfect tense, negative statements; present perfect tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect tense, wh - questions.
Pt. 2- The Casey family goes out for dinner and Rebecca and Kevin give their grandmother's ring to Brendan. Rebecca questions why she ever went to San Francisco in the first place. Brendan and Anne suggest that Rebecca and Kevin stay with them on their Illinois farm for a while.
Grammar lessons: present perfect continuous tense, affirmative statements; present perfect continuous tense, negative statements; comparative and superlative adjectives.
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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