Letter Writing # 290 - You have left luggage on the train

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently travelled on a train and unfortunately left your luggage.

Write a letter to the manager of the Lost and Found department of the railway regarding the luggage you accidentally left on the train. In your letter,

  • give details of your train trip
  • describe the luggage you left on the train
  • say what actions you want him/her to take

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 writing this letter to reach out to you to seek help to find a piece of lost luggage of mine which, I am assuming, I left by mistake on one of your trains.

I was travelling on Monday morning by “TVG Bullet Express” that left “Kuchin” railway station at around 7:30 am and headed towards the city of “Freetown”. My destination was “Anniston” station, and that was exactly where I got off the train. But, unfortunately, I might have left one of my luggage on the train by mistake, trying to leave the station in a hurry.  

The luggage that I lost was medium in size, maroon in colour and made by the "TravelPro" brand. The bag was made of some waterproof, polyester fabric and contained mostly clothing, cosmetics and books when I lost it, and the bag has short handles. 

So, please follow the standard procedures to find my luggage and send it to me at the address I provided here. I will pay the shipping cost of the parcel on delivery. For your convenience, I am sending a copy of my train ticket.

I hope to hear from you soon. 

Yours faithfully,

Peter James

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