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General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 sample letter 2
General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 sample letter 2

General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 formal sample letter 2 with answer band 9 to prepare for IELTS exam asking to write a letter to the airline.

You can write your letter in the comments.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this writing task and you have to write at least 150 words.

General IELTS Writing Task 1 – Letter sample 1

Write a letter to the airline

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You missed a flight due to a problem at the airport. Write a letter to the airline. In your letter

  • describe what happened that caused you to miss the flight
  • explain how missing your flight affected you
  • make it clear what you would like the airline to do

Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Sir or Madam,

Band 9 Model Answer

Here are a band 8-9 model answer to write a letter to the airline.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing with regard to a flight that I missed due to a mistake by one of your employees.

Two weeks ago, I was due to catch a flight to Rome, where I intended to spend four days on holiday. Unfortunately, the attendant at the check-in desk gave me a boarding card for a different flight, and I did not notice the mistake until I arrived at the departure gate and it was too late.

As a result of the error, I was not allowed to board the flight to Rome, and this caused me great inconvenience. I had to book a new flight two days after, which meant that I missed two days of my holiday and I had to spend an extra $350.

As the mistake was caused by your company, I hope that you will compensate me for the cost of the additional flight, as well as for my taxi fares to and from the airport.

I look forward to receiving your response.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Jones

(178 words)

Another Band 9 Model Answer to write a letter to the airline

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I missed my international flight to London on 17th January for a reason which was beyond my control and which actually transpired due to a problem at the airport.

My flight was scheduled at 12:30 pm and I had arrived at the airport well in advance. Suddenly, I felt that I needed to eat something at the airport, and so I went to one of the upscale restaurants at the airport where some security personnel of the airport asked everyone to stay there until further notice. I guess it was a security issue,  which eventually forced me to abandon my flight. Anyway, missing the fight caused me to miss an important seminar on launching a new product.

So, since I missed the flight because of a reason, which was beyond my control and had something to do with the airport authority, I would truly appreciate it if you give me a full refund for my ticket. I am attaching the ticket with this letter for your convenience.

Yours faithfully,

Le Nhan Tong

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