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 travel insurance to cover the costs. Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company. In your letter:

  • describe the item you 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 submitted by one of our students. Need help with writing? Get your writing samples corrected by me. 

Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter to report the loss of my bracelet on my recent holiday. I have taken travel insurance and it covers the cost of precious jewelry lost or stolen on the trip if it is declared beforehand.

The lost item is a Swarovski bracelet with a costly blue ruby stone in its center. It has my initials with my birth date engraved on it. The Swarovski crystals are of light pink color with a gold plated silver chain. I lost the bracelet on the fourth day of my trip. On that day, I took part in some rides in an amusement park. I suspect that it fell off my wrist while I was taking the Giant Wheel ride.I realized that it was missing only after returning to the hotel.

I contacted the Lost and Found department of the park, but they do not have any clue. As per the policy regulations, I am eligible for the refund of 80% of the declared cost. I request you to send me the complete list of the documents required to proceed with the claim.

Thank you for your support.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,


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