Feb 27, 2022
❎Adapt vs Adopt❎
✅A Story to Practice: Adapt vs. Adopt✅ When Hannah was a child, there was a little girl in her class who was adopted. The girl's biological parents weren't able to take care of her, so they put her up for adoption. She was adopted by a young couple who weren't able to have children of their own. Everyone in Hannah's class knew that the girl had been adopted, but they didn't treat her differently from any of the other children. It wasn't difficult for the girl to adapt to her new family or school because everyone treated her in a kind and loving way. To help her adapt, her adopted parents introduced her to everyone in the family, and helped her make friends. Other families in the neighborhood helped her to adapt too, by organizing fun events with other children. When Hannah grew up, she decided that she wanted to adopt a child as well. She found an adoption lawyer to help her with the process and adapted her house so there would be enough room. The city had recently adopted some new rules related to adoption, so it was a little difficult to adopt the child, but in the end everything worked out. Now, Hannah lives with her adopted daughter and they are both very happy. They both love animals and so they are thinking of adopting a kitten. They are also thinking of adopting a dog. They're a little worried that the dog and the cat won't get along, but hopefully they'll be able to adapt to each other, otherwise, the family will need to adapt to a lot of unrest! Quiz Part 1: 1. Which of the following is NOT a correct definition of adapt? A. To change B. To get used to C. To raise a child D. To alter 2. Which of the following is a correct definition of adopt? A. To take in a child B. To change a book for TV C. To get used to D. To adjust 3. Which sentence is written correctly? A. I don't like the new adoption of Cinderella. B. My children have been asking me to adopt a pet. C. It will take some time for Rachel to adopt to her new job. D. We are going to adopt the garage for use as a studio. 4. Which sentence is written incorrectly? A. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, has been adapted for TV several times. B. It was difficult for Maria to adapt to life in a new country. C. The company decided to adopt a new policy. D. Pablo's family is thinking of adopting to a baby. Quiz Part 2: 1. Which of the following is true about adapt and adopt? A. They are pronounced the exact same way. B. Their meanings are very similar. C. The two words are both verbs. D. The two words are both nouns. 2. Which of the following is NOT true about adapt and adopt? A. They both mean to take in and raise a child. B They have very different definitions. C. They are pronounced differently. D. The two words are both verbs. Quiz Part 3: 1. Couples who cannot have children often think about ____________. A. adapting B. adopting C. adapted D. adopted 2. We ____________ part of our living room for use as a dining area. A. adapted B. adopted C. adapted to D. adopted to 3. It will be difficult to ____________ not having a car. A. adapt B. adopt C. adapt to D. adopt to 4. The new rule ____________ the company is quite unpopular. A. adapted by B. adopted by C. adapted to D. adopted to ❗❗❗Answer Key❗❗❗ Part 1: 1. C | 2. A | 3. B | 4. D Part 2: 1. C | 2. A Part 3: 1. B | 2. A | 3. C | 4. B
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