Shakira "woman full of grace" shakira2.jpg

An exercise by Isabel Perez for students of ESO

Fill the gaps with the Past Simple of the verb that you find in the clue ?.
(If you look at the clue, the maximum score you can get is 50%.)

Shakira is perhaps the most recognizable voice in Latin pop/rock today. When she only 8, she her first song called "Tus gafas oscuras", to her father. Two years later, she local and national talent contests. By 13, she had signed a record deal with Sony in Colombia, which in her first album, "Magia (Magic)", a compilation of songs she between 8 and 13 years old.
She was chosen to represent her country at the Festival OTI in Spain. But she was under the minimum age of 16 and she participate. So instead, Shakira a second album of original material, "Peligro (Danger)". At that point, Shakira a break from music, from high school (at age 15-really) and back with a vengeance. The result was the phenomenally successful "Pies Descalzos" which more than four million copies worldwide.
In addition, this determined girl to try her luck as an actress in "Oasis", a soap opera, but she music was her life instead of TV. Then she to be very popular: the Colombian government Shakira as an official goodwill ambassador.

Her first English-language album, Laundry Service (2001), Shakira with the success in the United States, selling more than 200,000 copies in the first week. The songs "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes" both big hits.

Shakira to the top 10 of the albums chart in 2005 twice.

Her hit "Waka Waka" from her 2010 album Sale el Sol the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Do you like her music? Why?