General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 42 - You are an international student and have borrowed a book from the library

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should not spend more than 20 minutes in the following Question.

You are an international student and have borrowed a book from the local public library. You left the book on a bus and when you contacted the bus company, they could not find it.

Write a letter to the librarian explaining the situation and asking what you should do.

Write at least 150 words.


Model Answer:

Dear Mrs Lian,

Last week I borrowed an English grammar book, "English Grammar Exercises" from your library to help me improve my knowledge of English. It was extremely useful, so when I went to visit a friend I took the book with me to show her how good it was.

Unfortunately, when I was on the bus going home, I fell asleep and missed my bus stop. I woke up at the next stop and rushed forward to the driver to ask him to stop but forgot to bring the book. As a result, the book was left on the bus. When I rang the bus company the next day, they could not find it and suggested that somebody must have picked it up.

Could you please let me know what I have to do now? As I am an international student I do not have very much money, but of course, I will pay for a new copy of the book if this is necessary.

Yours faithfully

Laura Sian

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0 # Vineeth 2015-07-01 16:19
Dear sir,
I am Mr Pete, and my membership number is 456 at your library. I am writing in deep sorrow of losing a book borrowed from your library last week.

I was travelling in a bus yesterday when owing to a bomb threat the passengers were asked to disperse from the bus on an emergency basis. The bus was running in its full capacity and being said so you could assume the panic a bomb threat would cause, I somehow managed to get out through the emergency exit window, little did I thought at that point of time that I carried a book with me.

Later as soon as I realised that I have lost the book loaned from your library, I ranged up the bus station hoping I could retrieve the book, in vain. With no more ways to find the book, I put forward my sincere apology on the awful incident .

Now given the situation I would like to enquire on what can be done in such a case of book loss? As you may know, I am an international student here basically surviving on my part time jobs. However, I am ready to bear the expense involved in reviving a copy of the book.

Hope you will be kind enough to accept my apologies and consider my request

Thanking you
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