Going to the Repair Shop
Gillian got a new iPad for her birthday. She accidentally dropped it and the screen cracked. She is very upset and takes it to the repair shop to ask if they can fix it…
Gillian: Hi, I’m wondering if you can help me… I got this iPad for my birthday and I dropped it yesterday. I’m so annoyed! The screen is cracked and it’s not working.
Shop assistant: Let me see… mm... I can see it’s working but I think it will need a new screen.
Gillian: How much will a new screen cost?
Shop assistant: It usually costs £100, but because the iPad was a birthday gift, it will be £80.
Gillian: That’s very kind. How long will it take to fix?
Shop assistant: I can fix it for you this afternoon and it will be ready at 4 o’clock.
Gillian: Fantastic! I’m so happy that you can fix it. I will come back here at 4 o’clock to collect it.
Shop assistant: No problem at all. I’ll see you then.
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To experience something difficult and unexpected.
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To try very hard to deal with a problem or a difficult situation.
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To carefully consider the possible results of doing something.
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To start working or studying harder.
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To discuss a
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