Verb Tenses (Verb Forms in Context)

Complete the text with the correct verb forms. Use the verbs in parentheses. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.
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Emily (love) to sing as a child. Teachers were quick to notice Emily's talent, and soon enough she (sing) solos in school concerts. Emily never (think) about being nervous on stage. The excitement of singing a favorite song (overcome) any performance anxiety. Before all those school concerts, she (sing) at family gatherings many times, so why not sing if her teachers asked her to?

Today it's no surprise that Emily (have) a vocal coach. She (work) with the coach since the age of ten. Next year, Emily (start) high school, and I'm sure we (see) more of her on stage. Lead roles in musicals usually (go) to older students, but don't be surprised when the director (give) her the lead in the spring musical after her first audition.

Some people (be) born to perform. Emily is one of them. I (hear) many other young singers, but they (not have) the kind of talent that thrills me as much as Emily's. I wish her luck. I think by the time she's reached adulthood, she (find) a way to sing professionally.

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