IELTS Writing: Letter to the railway company to report a lost item

IELTS General Training

Writing task 1

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You have lost an item of value on a train. Write a letter to the railway company. In your letter

  • Describe the item
  • Explain where and when you left it
  • Say what action you would like the company to take

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,




Sample Answer

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to report the loss of a valuable personal item on one of your trains.

The item is a navy blue laptop bag with the brand name ‘American Express’ embossed on the front. It has two zipped compartments. In one of the compartments I had kept my 15-inch Dell laptop. My passport, adaptor, mobile charger and some official documents were also inside.

Last Saturday, 15th March, I boarded the 2:30 pm train from Shimla to New Delhi. If I recall correctly, I was in the fourth carriage sitting near the front. I had kept the laptop bag in the overhead space. The long journey left me exhausted and while getting down, I forgot to take the bag with me.

Could you please let me know if a laptop bag of this description has been found? My phone number is 0091 7889898999. If you have it, please keep it in a safe place and I will make arrangements to collect it at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Sally Rana

IELTSBAND7

IELTS Dehradun Tel: 8439000086
IELTS Ghaziabad Tel: 7840860007

IELTS Letter Sample Answer # False Advertisement

Advertisements have a very important role to play in our lives. Most of us buy the products based on the advertisements we see. This time we are looking at an IELTS Letter sample answer about a complaint about a false advertisement.

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You saw an advertisement recently and bought the advertised product. Upon receiving the product, you discovered that the information in the advertisement was incorrect. Write a letter to the person responsible for the advertisement and say :

  • what is the product
  • which information in the advertisement is incorrect?
  • what do you expect the person to do about it?

Write at least 150 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Dear Anish,

Last month, you visited our colony Adarsh Vihar, near Balliwala Chowk to sell the Ayurveda products. There were products for face, foot, and hair and you promised all of them to not have any side effects. On that note, I bought a foot cream: Heal the Foot for myself. It promised that I will no longer have any foot cracks.

However, on applying the cream, the cracks have increased for me. Not only that, sometimes the crack become so deep that it starts bleeding. Furthermore, a friend of mine bought a face wash for herself. She has noticed increased face marks on her face.

The product did not help us with our body and to make it worse also had side effects. I would request you to reimburse the money for the products bought. If required, we can return back the products.

Best

Avantika

IELTS BAND 7

IELTS Letter Sample Questions # Damaged Goods

There are so often times that we transport our goods from one place to another. However, many times we receive damaged goods. Below is a sample answer to a complaint letter to the manager of a company regarding damaged goods received.

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently used the services of a moving company. At the new place, you found out that some of your items were badly damaged. Write a letter to the company manager including the following :

  • give details of your move
  • list items that were damaged
  • say what you expect the manager to do

Write at least 150 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Dear Sir/Madam,

I recently shifted from Bhubaneswar to Dehradun and took services from ABC travel Corp, for moving my goods to Dehradun. The transportation began on 20/July from House no 122, Sailashree Vihar, Bhubaneswar and my goods were delivered at 35 Dutta Enclave, Dehradun on time.

However, on unpacking, I found there were few items that were damaged. Apart from some small scratches in many of them, my desk has been broken and is of no longer use. It had a base of the glass and the glass is in two pieces. In addition, the washing machine has a big dent which has caused some internal issues. As a result of this, the washing machine has stopped working.

Your services had a reputation in Bhubaneswar and therefore I took them. I would request you to either reimburse me the payment for the broken items or replace them.

Best

Avantika

IELTSBAND7

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086
IELTS Ghaziabad Utter Pradesh Tel: 7840860007

IELTS General Letter # Museum Visit

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You went to a museum with your elderly friend last week. However, he/she found it difficult to walk around the museum. Write a letter to the manager and say :

  • whom did you visit the museum with?
  • what problems/inconveniences did he/she face?
  • also, suggest solutions to enhance the museum visit experience for an elderly person.

Write at least 150 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Dear Sir/Madam,
We have been living in the city for quite a long time and your museum has been the must go place for our family members in every month. So, when my friend’s grandfather visited our city, we brought him along with us to visit the museum. Initially, he was very content with the feel of the place but got irritated because there were no places to sit. We felt an urgent need for more places to sit in the museum.

The second time he looked at us with pleading eyes was when we were having lunch at the museum. The food items were good for us, but they were a bit too oily for my grandfather. After six hours of visit, he felt tired and hungry. Had there been some fruits and juice center, it would have helped a lot.

The concerns might seem bit obvious but when interacting with other elderly people, I found similar feedbacks. Your museum has a good reputation in general, I hope these suggestions will help you in improving the experience of the museum.

Best
Avantika

IELTS BAND 7
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