You Have Lost An Item Of Value On A Train | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You have lost an item of value on a train. Write a letter to the railway company. In your letter, describe the item, explain where and when you left it and say what action you would like the company to take.

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

I am writing to report lost property. I forgot my camera on the train last week. It is a new camera I bought last week for 90 dollars. It is a black colour sleek model from Canon. It was freshly sealed in a thermocol case and enclosed in a white cardboard box. The entire size of the package would be around 10 to 12 cm in length and breadth.

I lost this camera last Friday evening while travelling on the central line. I boarded the fast train from Andheri station at 6:30 PM. I got into the first-class compartment which was around midway through the platform. I had several bags with me including the camera box. Due to less space in the upper racks, I put my camera box under the seat. Unfortunately, I forgot to take it while getting off at Mulund station.

I purchased this camera with the intention to gift it to someone. I am very eager to get it back. I earnestly request you to ask your staff to search the compartment. I would be really grateful to you. If you find it please give me a call on my number 1234567890.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely


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2 Responses

  1. Hemavathy says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    This is Dana Micheal, a software engineer by profession. I am writing this letter to you in connection with the item that I lost in train (SE 5232) bound for Windsor from Boreville at 8 am on 13th of March, 2023.

    I lost my pouch on the train which was pink in color and had 2 zippers on top. Also, a key chain is tagged to it with the letter ‘S’. I have kept my ID cards and a photo of mine inside the pouch.

    I boarded the train at Boreville, where I was seated in car 3 and seat number 4A. While I was trying to get down to my destination which is Windsor, inspite of my holding it tight, the pouch somehow slipped from my hand as the train was overcrowded. By the time I realized that I lost my purse, the train moved out of the station.

    Could you please take immediate action to find my pouch? I will be reachable at this given number +1 233-231-1342 for any details that are required from me.

    Thank you so much and would appreciate it if you help me with this. I will be awaiting your response.

    Yours faithfully,

    Dana Micheal

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