IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You have just returned home after living with a family in an English-speaking country for six months. You now realise that you left a small bag of personal possessions in your room.
Write to the family describing the things you left behind. Ask them to send those items to you. Offer to cover the cost.
You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Sample Answer 1:
Dear Mrs Beth,
I have safely reached home last Tuesday. I want to thank you for the warm hospitality and kindness that you and your family have rendered to me. It felt just like home living with all of you. As you are already aware that I was racing against time and rushing to catch my flight, I left a bag with my laptop, charger and some books in my room. I did not realize it at that time and it only occurred to me halfway through the flight.
These books and the laptop are utterly important for my research. Besides, all of my works are saved on my laptop. I will highly appreciate it if you can go through the trouble of sending me the bag with its contents through a courier. Kindly use the FedEx service as they are quick and reliable in my country.
The approximate weight of the bag will be around five kilograms, and I would like to bear the cost of the courier. Please provide me with your bank details as I will deposit the amount into your account in advance.
I will be very grateful to you for this act of kindness. Thank you once again.
[Written by – Faisal]
Sample Answer 2:
Dear Mr and Mrs Griffin,
Hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. You will be glad to know that I have arrived home safely, but please also know that you will always be in my thoughts and prayer for the kindness and great hospitality you have shown to me during my stay at your home.
Anyway, if it is not too much of a trouble for you, I would like to ask for a favour from you, and which is to return a small bag of mine which I have accidentally left at your home before leaving Australia. This small bag is really important for me since it contains some valuable possessions, such as some important documents, a couple of gift items which you bought for me, a few beautiful souvenirs, and some beautiful pictures of my visits to different parts of Australia.
Please look for this bag on the top shelf of the wardrobe in the room, where I used to sleep and send it to me in a courier mail. I will send a money order to you to cover the courier cost as soon as I receive the bag.