On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item


IELTS 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 manger of your insurance company. In your letter
  • Describe the item lost
  • Explain how you lost it
  • Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do

Write at least 150 words.
IELTS Letters




IELTS General Training Writing Task 1 Answer

Dear Sir or Madam

I am writing to inform that during a recent holiday in Singapore I lost my camera. The camera is a Canon XA20 semi professional video camera which I use to make documentary film footage. The value of the camera as new was $2,000 and it was only 4 months old.

The camera was lost during a transfer from one hotel to another while on holiday. When I arrived at the second hotel the camera bag was not delivered with the rest of the luggage. The company responsible for the luggage transfer denies all knowledge of the camera case or its whereabouts.

I believe, according to the travel insurance policy I have with your company, the camera is fully covered and would like to make a claim on the policy for the replacement value of the item. Please advise what documentation you require and the correct process to file an insurance claim in respect of the camera.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully

Peter Smallson

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