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 would like them to do

Dear sir/ madam,
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I am writing
letter to inform you that. Recently, I
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to Hongkong for two weeks' holiday. Unfortunately, I lost my Apple
smart watch
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, which I bought a few months ago. The
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of the watch was black, and its made of stainless steel. The cost of the watch was almost $1500 when I bought
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it from
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store in December 2019. It is a smartwatch, and the dial is rectangular
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in size
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as well as have Roman numerals. Seriously,
watch is very close to my heart because it helps me every time,
as socially, physically, etc. I lost it when I was having
with my girlfriend in the Downtown area of Hamilton city. She was trying to wearing on her hand, but that time order came, and she started eating a
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. After that, I paid for
bills and took a taxi to went home. I believe that I forgot my watch on that table; the name of the
shop was the Highland cafeteria. I had been spent almost an hour. I I already
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in the police station. The complaint number is VT3122. I had travel insurance. I would request you to send me the procedure list to follow so that I can submit a request to initiate the claim process. I would appreciate
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you could consider my application as soon as possible. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully, Gurjeet
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Structure your letter

A letter needs to be written using a proper format, including the following:

  • A greeting (Dear sir/madam, Dear John, Dear Mr. Smith)
  • The main body (consisting of paragraphs for each part of the letter)
  • A closing (Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, Best wishes, Kind regards, Love)

When writing a letter as part of the IELTS General Training Writing Task 1, it is important to include the bullet points presented to you in the question.

All three bullet points need to be presented. And remember that some bullet points contain more than one element. So, make sure to watch for ‘and’ and plurals.

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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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