Writing task 1 (General Training) sample/model answer (Cambridge IELTS 9 Test B)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 2nd November, 2017

Here is a sample answer I wrote to IELTS 9 Test B (General Training) Task 1:

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 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

You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses
Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………………. ,

Sample answer by Grant:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to make a claim for several personal items I lost while on a business trip to Italy last week. The items include a 12” Macbook notebook computer, accompanying

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