On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item. Fortunately you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost. Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company. In your letter:
1. Describe the item you lost
2. Explain how you lost it
3. Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do.
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Band 8 IELTS letter sample
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this letter to file a claim regarding a laptop I recently lost while on a vacation in Dubai. This was a maroon Microsoft Surface 2 laptop which I had recently bought from a mall in Dubai, along with the backpack.
After a long day of sightseeing, I was returning back to my hotel using the public transit when our bus was hit by a car. We were advised by the bus driver to leave the bus for safety reasons. In the rush to get off the bus, I forgot my laptop bag in the bus. I contacted lost and found of the transit company to inquire, but they do not have the whereabouts of this bag and laptop.
I had purchased the travel insurance before going on holiday for covering instances like this, and I would like to file a lost claim for this notebook I have lost. Luckily, I have the receipt from the store as a proof of purchase which I can submit along with the necessary paperwork.
Please consider this letter and the enclosed documents as an official claim submission for my laptop and process the claim after reviewing.
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