General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 108 - Write a letter to a bus company saying you have left some valuable

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently travelled by bus from your hometown to a different city and left some valuable items in the bus.

Write a letter to a bus company saying you have left some valuable in the bus. Tell them what to do if they have found it.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you that, I have left a bag on your company's bus. It was last Friday, 17th of April at around 8:00 am. I boarded at Cubao Station (Bus No. CA234) and took off at Ayala Station.

I'd tried to locate the bus at Cubao Station, but I failed to do so. It is a medium size, black in colour, backpack bag with white straps and pouch in the front. It has a panda luggage tag, that shows my name and contact details. The bag contains important document and a 14-inch white laptop (Toshiba) with a black leather cover, and you'd notice an initial AHC in the right lower part. The content of the bag is really important to me and my work, as these documents will be utilised in the project presentation I am assigned to that will be held next month.

If you have found it kindly call me at 743-9223 or do send an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I will arrange a pick-up with your company. Hence, if it is possible to be sent via a courier it will be a great help. I will make sure that I'll be the one to cover the delivery charge.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Your help will be well appreciated.

Thank you very much and God Bless.

Yours Faithfully,

Arlyn Crescini

[ Written by - Arlyn Crescini ]


Model Answer 2:

Dear Sir/ Madam,
I am writing to inform you that, I left my bag in your bus on last Friday morning, at around 8.00 a.m.  The bus was boarded from Dandenong Station to Melbourne City Centre (Bus no AB824).
Usually, this bus goes early to Melbourne but unfortunately, that day bus was more than half an hour delayed. Due to that bus stopped almost in every bus stop and the bus was too crowded than usual.  That is why I was too tired on the day. My bag was too heavy to hold and therefore I put it on top shelves. But when I get off from the bus I forgot to take my bag because I was in rush to go to my workplace. 
This is black coloured ladies bag with two handles and also there have some red colour ribbon works in front of the bag. Some very important documents and my white colour USB stick were in the bag.  It is really important for me because my important assignment was in the USB storage and I do not have any other soft copy of this assignment. 
Therefore, I would really appreciate if you could found this bag and do not hesitate to contact me on 056745777 or E-mail me I can arrange someone to pick up from your place.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. 
Yours faithfully,

[ Written by - Shanika ]


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-1 # Anam 2015-05-16 21:35
Why some of your letters are unsolved? When are you going to add them? Thanks in advance.
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