Letter Sample #18 – Write to the local police station for a lost ID card

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 18

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are a student at a university in the UK. You have recently lost your university ID card. Write to the local police station, giving details of who you are, what happened and ask to record your details so that you can apply for a new ID card.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam:


Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am Linda Turner, a first-year Arts major student at the University of Bristol, writing to inform you about my lost University Identity Card. I am hoping that you will take the required actions and provide me the necessary documents so that I can apply for the reissue of my ID card.

In relation to the specifics of the lost ID card, I missed it between 17th and 18th August. I cannot recall the exact location where I might have dropped it but my best guess is Cliftonwood neighbourhood where I went to see a relative on 17th August. I realized that I no longer have my ID card with me on 19th August. The card was issued on 2nd March 2018 and it is valid until 1st March 2021. It has my name and photograph and a logo of the University of Bristol. The ID card number is BU-02042015.

Under the circumstances, and because I really need a new ID card, I am hoping that you will record my details and take official steps so that I can apply to my university authority for another ID card.

Thank you for giving the matter your attention and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Linda Turner


Model Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have come to report an incident of a lost university ID card that belongs to me. I am a postgraduate student at Imperial College in London, studying Economics, and my name is Craig Alistair.

I have already notified the college authority about the incident as soon as I found out about it this morning, and they asked to me report the incident to the police with all the details. Therefore, please allow me to provide some specifics about some of the activities that I undertook yesterday, and the places in which they took place.

The first place that I visited yesterday was the Science Museum on Exhibition Road from my home on Queen’s Gate. Then I visited McDonald’s Kensington at around 2 pm on Brompton Road. After spending the rest of the day at that place, I went back straight to my home. As for the details of my ID, it has my name and picture on it, and a number that writes KHG-19387.

Therefore, please oblige me by registering this report and providing me a copy of it so that I can apply for a new ID immediately.

Yours faithfully,

Craig Alistair

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