IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

Last Tuesday you flew from New York to Paris. When you arrived home, you discovered that you had left your cabin bag on the plane. Write a letter to the airline. In your letter, you should explain:

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter:
- where and when you lost your bag
- what your bag looks like
- what its contents were

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing in relation to my bag, which I forgot on your airlines. I traveled on the flight JQ543, from New York to Paris, on 23rd October, 2017.

I boarded the plane at 10.30 pm in the New York time. Before the seatbelt sign was on, I had kept my bag under the seat, and it was at the same place all the time. The flight landed at 6.00 am in the Paris time. As I was eager to meet my family, I forgot to take the bag with me.

My bag is of white color and has black linings drawn on it. It is brand new as I had just bought it from the New York airport. I believe the price label is still on it.

I had kept a transparent folder with important documents in it, for which I am more concerned. Moreover, it also contains some clothes and cosmetic items.

If the crew has found my bag, I would like you to return it to my address.

Thanks for your consideration.

Yours faithfully,
Chetna Solanki

Total Words: 191

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 7

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 7.5


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