Letter Writing # 148 - Write to the local police station for the lost ID card

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are a student at a university in the UK. You have recently lost your university ID card. Write to the local police station, giving details of who you are, what happened and ask to record your details so that you can apply for a new ID card.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam, 


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am Sherin Emma, a second-year student at the University of Liverpool and my major is Economics. I am writing to report a lost identification card that I was provided by my university.

I respectfully state that on 21st December, I went to the local stadium to enjoy a music concert and had been there from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm. After I returned to my room, at around 7.40 in the evening, I could not find my University ID. I am positive that I had it with me when I entered the stadium. I must have missed it during the concert.

I immediately notified the occurrence to the university dean and he suggested me to report it to the police station and have a copy of the report to apply for a new ID card. I waited two days in hope that someone might find it and return it to the university but that did not happen. Now I would like you to officially record the incidence of my lost ID card so that I can collect a copy and apply for a new one. The ID has my name - Sherin Emma and number LUA-45874E, inscribed on it and is valid until 30th November 2020.

I would be much obliged if you kindly register my lost ID case and provide me with a copy of that to help me get a new one.

Yours faithfully,

Sherin Emma

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+1 # Lucas Varghese Thomas 2017-10-25 07:52
Dear Sir,
My name is Lucas Varghese Thomas. I am a student at St. Petersburg University doing my 2nd Year in MBA. I had lost my University ID yesterday in the evening while I left in my room. I couldn't find my ID the following morning even after a thorough search. I had reported this issue to the hostel warden and he instructed me to file a complaint to the nearest police station and that is why I am writing to you.

My ID number is 06MBA17 and that was issues from the university during my admission around 2 years ago. I have requested my management to help me as I need it for appearing for my curriculum. I would like to register my details so that it can aid you in this investigation so that in the meantime I can apply for a new ID.

Kindly do me the needful.

Thanks and Regards,
Lucas Varghese Thomas.
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