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IELTS General Writing Task 1

You can spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write a letter about the topic given below.

Last Monday you flew from Mumbai to Bangalore. When you reached home, you discovered that you had left your hand bang on the plane. Write a letter to the airline. In your letter you have to explain:

Where and when you lost the bag
What your bag looks like
What its contents were

You have to write at least 150 words. You do not have to write an address. Begin your letter with Dear Sir or Madam.

Sample letter

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to report lost property. It seems that I have left my hand bag on your flight. Last Friday I flew from Mumbai to Bangalore on flight no KF246. While boarding the flight I had my hand bag with me and I still remember placing it in the overhead bin. Unfortunately, I forgot to take it before getting off the plane. I didn’t discover that my bag was missing until I reached home.

My bag is made of leather and has leopard prints on it. It also sports the label ‘Trendy’ on the front side. It is locked with a small lock. I had my course work and some books in it. It also contained some gifts I received from my uncle and cousins in Mumbai.

As you can imagine, these things are very important to me. Please let me know if you have my bag in your possession and how I can get it back. If you have any questions about my request, feel free to contact me by phone at 6454200 or by email at manjusha@example.com

I look forward to your reply.

Thank you.

Manjusha Nambiar

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