CELPIP Speaking Difficult Situation – Ask to Pay

CELPIP Speaking Difficult Situation – Ask to Pay

Your cousin recently borrowed your iPad when his family went on a road trip. After he returned it, you noticed a crack in the glass on the corner of the device. Call him up and explain the discovery. Ask him to pay for the repair.

Preparation: 60 seconds Speaking: 60 seconds


This is a sensitive situation because the person is your cousin. You don’t want to strain the relationship, so you need to talk to him in a way that is not demanding. It’s okay to be direct, but being too direct is often considered rude.

Vocabulary To Use:

Gets in the way (interferes with)
Usability (functionality)
Chip (small crack)

CELPIP Speaking Difficult Situation – Ask to Pay

Hey Rick,

It’s William calling here. I’m just calling to talk about my iPad that you took on your road trip last week. I took a look at it today and noticed a chip in the top right corner of the display. I know it wasn’t there before I lent it to you because I cleaned it right before giving it to you. The chip doesn’t affect the usability of the phone, but it really gets in the way when I want to play certain games. For example, when I play PUBG, I can’t see the map in the top right corner. I called the Apple store to see how much a replacement screen would cost and they said $180. I can’t afford to fix the screen myself, so I’m wondering if you can pay for the damage. Anyway, I’m glad you could use the iPad on your trip, and I’d be happy to lend it to you again sometime.

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Oh hi there 👋 It’s nice to meet you.

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