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Read the biography of Avril Lavigne. How close were you to your predictions?

There are very few people who know what they


want to do in life, who know what their dreams are by the
time theyre teenagers. But, thats certainly not the case
with young Avril Lavigne. This small town girl from
Napanee, Ontario knew exactly what her dream was and
went after it.
Avril Lavigne was born on
September 28, 1984. She says she started singing at the
age of 2 and was well known for her singing talents in her
hometown of Napanee.

Avril would often sing in front of her mirror, using her hairbrush as a
microphone and pretend to be singing in front of a large crowd. Outside the home,
she sang in the church choir until she was 10 years old. Then she began to sing in
country music regional competitions. Also, she taught herself how to play the guitar
when she was 12.

At the age of 16, she dropped out of high school and went with her older
brother to New York.
Things didnt work out as Avril Lavigne had hoped they would in Manhattan. She
wanted to be an artist involved in the songwriting process. She also wanted to be
herself. She wasnt interested in an image makeover.
Make up and high heels were never part of Avrils personality and she certainly didnt
want them to become part of her image. Im gonna dress whats me, Im gonna act
whats me and Im gonna sing whats me.

Avrils personality and image has been described as high energy, self-assured
celebrating her tomboy skater-punk individuality and her love for rock music.
This clearly comes across in her music. Her first single Complicated, along with
several other songs on the album deal with the issue of honesty, being true to yourself
and not acting like someone that youre not.
Avril admits to being a tomboy. I was always a tomboy and I guess I still am. I played
hockey during the fall/winter and baseball in the summer. I loved playing with the
boys. Of course, anyone who has heard of Avril Lavigne knows that she played soccer
and that her team sponsor was the Napanee Home Hardware.
As for her music, she says, I cant wait to be out there; I want to rock the world! I
want people to know that my music is real and honest it came from my heart. I was
being true to myself.

READ the text and ANSWER the following questions:
1. Who is Avril Lavigne?
2. How old is she?........................................................................................
3. Where is she from?...................................................................................
4. Did Avril finish highschool?........................................................................
5. What kind of music does she play?..............................................................
6. What does Avril Lavigne want people to know about her music?

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You ROCK!!