On A Recent Holiday You Lost A Valuable Item | Band 7 IELTS Letter Sample

On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item. Fortunately, you have insurance to cover the cost of anything lost. Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company.

Describe the item lost

Explain how you lost it

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Dear Sir or Madam

I am writing this letter to make a claim on my travel insurance policy 1234. I availed of the insurance before my trip to London. As per the regulation and policy, items I listed for coverage are fully covered.

Sadly, I lost my Raddo watch. The watch has a medium sized black dial with diamonds in it. It is gold plated and expensive. Although is used to introduce a contrasting idea. Where is the contrast here? Also, although is a conjunction. Do not put a comma after a conjunction. Besides that, it was my gift for myself from my first salary.

Actually, I lost my watch on the London Bridge. There were so many people and I am not sure whether it was stolen or lost. However, only after reaching the hotel did I realize that I had lost my watch. I went back and searched the place and asked many locals and other people but there was no clue. Soon after, I lodged a complaint with the police.

 As it is an expensive watch, I would like to make a claim. I am enclosing copies of my travel insurance policy, the police complaint I lodged and the bill with this letter.

I am looking forward to a prompt response.

Yours Faithfully,

Tina Sharma

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