CELPIP Writing Sample Test Task 1: Writing an Email

Read the following information.

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 about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things

  • Describe the item you lost.
  • How you lost it.
  • What you would like the insurance company to do for you.

Dear Manager, I am writing this email to inform you regarding a precious item that I lost on Friday evening while travelling from Ontario to Bradford. It was a diamond ring purchased from Carlton showroom. First off, It's an oval-shaped ring and consist of almost eight small diamonds. To be precise, it is a platinum ring with a magnificent solitaire engraved on it. It is an expensive one and it was an anniversary gift from my husband. I went inside a coffee shop to buy a cup of hot chocolate coffee as it was -10 degree outside. I was feeling cold. In addition to this, when I handed my credit card over to the waiter to pay my bill, I realized that I already lost my beautiful ring and I was shocked at that moment. I would suggest you to please cover the travel insurance for my lost and valuable item by initiating a claiming process so that I can purchase a new ring. I hope you will consider my suggestion and will start proceeding with the process. Regards, Felix