You borrowed an important textbook from a classmate last term | IELTS letter sample

You borrowed an important textbook from a classmate last term. You now realize your classmate had returned home overseas and you still have the book. Write a letter to him / her. In your letter:

  • apologize for the mistake
  • find out how important the book is to him / her
  • say what you will do

Here is a letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Send us your writing samples for a free band score estimate or get a detailed analysis of your writing for a fee. 

IELTS letter sample

Dear Dev,

Hope you are having a great time in your home country. We all miss you here!

Yesterday, while returning from the college, I met one of your roommates. He told me you had taken a long leave and left for your country. When I reached my apartment, I suddenly remembered that I had forgotten to return your Biotechnology book which I had borrowed from you in the last semester. I am terribly sorry for being so forgetful.

Do you need to refer it for compiling your annual reports? I guess that you are preparing for the university term paper and you may need it. Anyway, if you need this textbook urgently, I will make arrangements to send it by courier. I will also share the consignment ID with you so that you can track it. Again, I am so sorry for not returning the book on time.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes


Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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