On A Recent Holiday You Lost A Valuable Item | Band 8 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. In your letter:

  • Describe the item lost
  • Explain how you lost it
  • Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic written by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS essays, letters and reports corrected by me.

Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I lost my digital camera while on a recent holiday in Shimla. To begin with, the camera is a black Canon and it cost me $1500 when I purchased it last month. It has a resolution of 20 megapixels and its model number is 200D. While I lost it, the camera was in a brown leather case which has my name engraved on it.

I lost it while I was having a coffee with my husband at Cafe Coffee Day on mall road of Shimla. We were at the coffee shop for around 45 minutes when I noticed that it was missing. 

I am entitled to make a claim for the value of the lost item and I would like to request you to kindly proceed with all the necessary formalities.  It was not only an expensive gadget but also very much close to my heart as it was a gift to myself from my first remuneration.

Thank you for your support.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Tanvi Arora

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