On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 50

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

On a recent holiday, you lost a valuable item. Fortunately, you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost.

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

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam, 

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I have recently lost a mobile phone during my holiday in Pondicherry and this item is insured. It was an Apple iPhone 12 which cost me approximately 95,000 rupees. Since I have insurance coverage for my mobile phone from your company, I am hoping to get my insurance money.

The incident occurred when I was on a holiday trip to Pondicherry between 26 May 2021 to 29 May 2021. I was on Paradise beach on 28 August when I lost my mobile phone in the sand. I vigorously searched for the item for more than an hour but it was nowhere. I immediately lodged an FIR in the nearest police station and the FIR registration number is CH-25470145.

Since I hold insurance coverage for the mobile phone, I would like to claim the insurance amount for the lost phone. As per the policies of the insurance, I am liable to claim an amount of 85,000 as an insurance refund for the lost item. Please find the invoice and the FIR copy for the lost mobile phone with this letter.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Aakash Saurabh

[Written by - Saurabh]

Sample Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I have lost my professional Canon camera during my trip to Perth and would like to claim my insurance for the lost item. I have availed one of your insurance services recently, and my insurance number is 25478410.

I stayed in Perth with my family between 18th June and 24th June and I had clicked so many amazing pictures during this time. Luckily, I transferred all the pictures to my cloud storage. I clearly remember that we took our last photo at the entrance of the hotel and left for the airport. I wanted to capture the last moment of our journey so I was looking for my camera and unfortunately, I could not find it. I called the hotel staff to look for it where we took the last photo but he confirmed that he could not find it.

As per the travel insurance, I am entitled to receive coverage of the lost item. It was a Canon UX-324 model camera which is hard to get due to its high demand. I would like to claim for the camera's original price as it was a fairly new camera. I would appreciate it if you could transfer the money into my account.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Naaz Rihal

[ Written by - Naaz ]

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Dear Sir or Madam,I am writing to claim on a policy, number CT2PQ0, under my name. Actually, I have lost my DSLR Camera during my Visit to Paris last week. I had brought the camera, embossed with LG logo on it, recently on this new year eve and it cost me an arm and a leg. Thus I got it insured for unfortunate circumstances like this. Allow me to elaborate on why I want this cause of action to be realized.My husband and I went to Paris for a fortnight, from 1st May to 15th, to celebrate our first marriage anniversary. Unfortunately, however, on the evening of 13th of May, while we were paying a visit to Effiel tower, a thief snatched the camera from my partner's hand. We have reported the incident to the local cops and got a complaint registered but could not get the camera back. Hence, I want you to recover the loss.I trust you empathize with my plight and as per the insurance terms and condition, I can get 75% of the cost of the item lost within one month. I have attached the required documents.Please let me know if you need anything else.Yours faithfully,Meen akshi Arora
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Topic: On a recent holiday, you lost a valuable item. Fortunately, you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost.Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company.Answer:Dear Sir/ Madam,I am writing to inform you that during my last journey to the amazing Phuket Island which was covered by your travel insurance service, I’ve lost a set of scuba gear.Everything was great, ten successful dives were done, included night dives, deep dives, wreck dives and the last one was drift diving on our last day of the trip. It was just because of the lack of knowledge that I didn’t carry carabiners in order to attach my stuff. I would never have gone there with heavy equipment if I knew how the water flow could be enormous. It was in the boat where I first found out I had lost my Parachute, a pair of Fin, and my lovely non-manual Meridian dive computer.As a loyal customer to your insurance travel agency, I demand to receive the coverage of the all lost items as compensation. All items were fairly new and I had bought them right before I went on this trip. I would appreciate if you could take an immediate action about this case due to the fact that the next scuba diving season is really close and I need that money to buy new vital equipment.Yours truly,M. M. Akbary.