A child’s story Talking about acquiring new habits
Hello. My name is Olivia. I am 8 years oldand I live in Maine. I am in the 3rd grade.
My parents got divorced when I was 6years old. This caused a lot of changes inmy life that I had to get used to.
Individually, read your text.Then, in groups of 5, tell the rest of thegroup what your text is about.
Olivia had to adjust to the changesthat divorce brought to her family.
She had to become familiar with newsituations and acquire new habits.
In your groups, and taking into accountthe information you all have shared,decide what things from the list belowOlivia had to get used to:• Living without her dog• Not living with her dad• Sleeping on her own without being afraid• Seeing her parents going out with other people• Going to a new school• Making new friends• Living in a new house• Stopping seeing her grandparents
Olivia had to get used to living without her dog. She also had to get used to living in a new house. go through a process to becomeGet used to = familiar with new situations and acquire new habits
Get used to Be used to PROCESS STATEgo through a process be familiar withto become familiar something so youwith new situations feel comfortable withand acquire new it.habits
After the divorce, Olivia had to get used to living without her dog. + Verb in Get used to Be used to - INGNow, she is used to living without it.