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 manager of your insurance company. In your letter: • describe the item you lost • explain how you lost it • tell the insurance company what you want them to do

Dear Madam, I am writing
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a lost camera and apply for the insurance amount. My policy number is cxz4525 by the name of Amanjot Singh.
month, I bought a DSLR camera with Sony embossed on it and got it insured by your prestigious insurance company in case of any unfortunate circumstances.
, during our fortnight trip to Paris, when I was clicking photos, a thief snatched the camera and ran away. Albeit, I immediately lodged a complaint with the local police station,
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they could not find it. As I am aware of the
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that you empathize with my plight and as per the regulation I am entitled
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the claim of 80% amount of the cost.
, I would request you to send the list of documents required for the claim. Looking forward to your reply. Yours sincerely, Amanjot Singh.
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Word Count

IELTS says that you should write a minimum of 150 words in writing task 1. If you go under word count you will lose marks in task response.

A very long letter will not give you a higher band score.

Aim for between 160 to 190 words in writing task 1. This will ensure a concise letter and will be realistic in terms of time management. You have only 20 minutes to write the letter and you need around 5 minutes of planning time, so you will not be able to write a long letter in 15 minutes.

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Topic Vocabulary:
  • valuable possession
  • insurance claim
  • misplace
  • irreplaceable
  • receipt
  • policyholder
  • reimbursement
  • coverage
  • claim number
  • deductible
  • documentation
  • authenticate
  • liability
  • premium
  • accidental loss
  • indemnity
  • beneficiary
  • contact details
  • substantiate
  • correspondence
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