IELTS Sample Letter


During a recent business trip to Australia you had stayed with a friend of yours. After returning to your home country, you realize that you have left an important document behind. Write a letter to your friend asking him or her to return the document by post.

Model Answer

Dear Peter

I hope this letter finds you in the best of spirits. Thanks for letting me stay with you during my trip to Australia. It was a great experience and gave a taste of Australian hospitality. I was wondering when I would be able to return the favor. If you plan to visit India sometime soon, do let me know in advance and I will happily make all arrangements for your stay with my family and me.

By the way, I think I have left an important document behind in the bedroom of your apartment. It is a signed contract letter between my firm and one of our clients in Australia. Actually the purpose of my business trip was to sign that contract letter. As you can probably imagine it is a very important document for me. I searched for it everywhere in my bag but couldn’t locate it anywhere. That makes me kind of sure that I have left it in your apartment.

Please let me know if you can find it. If you can, do you think you could send it to my address by post? I will pay for the expenses.

Thanks for your time.


Manjusha Nambiar

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