You are hereYou have just returned home after living with a family in an English-speaking country for six months.You now realize that you left a small bag of personal possessions in your room.Write to the family describing the things you left behind. Ask them to send

You have just returned home after living with a family in an English-speaking country for six months.You now realize that you left a small bag of personal possessions in your room.Write to the family describing the things you left behind. Ask them to send


eddysuaib's picture

By eddysuaib - Posted on 21 October 2013

Essay topic: 

You have just returned home after living with a family in an English-speaking country for six months. You now realize that you left a small bag of personal possessions in your room. Write to the family describing the things you left behind. Ask them to send some or all of them to you. Offer to cover the costs.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hooper,

I hope you are all well. The flight home seemed very long but my family all came to meet me at the airpoint, which was fantastic. Thank you so much for having me - I enjoy my time with you very much.

I have a favour to ask. When I got home, I realised that I had left a small black handbag in my bedroom. You may recall that I bought myself a new bag while I was in Sydney and I'm pretty sure I put the old one under the bed.

I don't really need the bag but some of the things inside are of sentimental value and I would be very grateful if you could send them to me. There is a red address book, a small leather wallet with some photos and a silver ...

Note: Only testbig VIP users can access the full content of this essay.
You can subscribe as testbig VIP users and get unlimited access to top scored essays;
get more essays checked and graded; submit essays in any time; and more...
Average: 9 (2 votes)
Tags
Looking for speaking partner/tutor/chat? Join the instant conversation now!
    
Something about you
Choose a nickname and enter at least one ID (Skype, MSN, QQ, ICQ or Yahoo) if you want to be listed!
Loading...
(105 users watching; 1 users on the list)
People online
Nickname Sex L Country Favorite topics Contact

It is often said that subjects taught in school are too academic in orientation and it would be more useful for children to learn about practical matters such as home management, work and interpersonal skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree? gurbaj.bajwa
It is important to ensure that children with a wide range of abilities and from a variety of social backgrounds mix with each other at school. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Fardhani Dwi Ar...
Speaking practice a1doc
2 weeks ago you bought a radio from a local branch of a well known chain of shops. It did not work properly. The shop took it back and said they would repair it. You have waited a week and still it is not ready.Write a letter to the shop complaining. Tell Dadas88
Level of acid whitin sugars and honey during consume process joni
The table below shows the proportion of different categories of families living in poverty in Australia in 1999. fialka
The three pie charts below show the changes in annual spending by a particular UK school in 1981, 1991 and 2001.Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. Yves
IELTS essay:Many people think that countries have a moral obligation to help each other, while other argue that the aid money is misspent by the governments that receive it, so the international aid should not be given to the poor countries in the world. essayking
Reducing global environmental damage should be handled by governments rather than individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Madhuka sticky icon
Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that circumstances of an individual crime, and motivation for commiting, should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. zha

Some people think the environmental protection can only be addressed at international level. Do you agree or disagree? shi24 sticky icon
Some people believe that success in life depends on hard work and determination, while others believe that other factors like money and personal appearance are important. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Lê Kim Kiều Anh
Some people think the environmental protection can only be addressed at international level. Do you agree or disagree? white_eagle@live.cn
Some people agree that teachers should be strict with their students; others believe that teachers with friendly approach will achieve better results. Discuss and give your opinion. Justin sticky icon
What are the advantages and disadvantages for children of watching television? Discuss both sides. uzboy
Recycling is a pointless activity, it is fraught with inefficiency. Governments need to develop policies to tackle waste and other issues at source. Farkhad
People nowadays live longer than they used to. What caused this situation? Is it a negative or positive development? Justin sticky icon
The chart below shows the total number of minutes of telephone calls in the UK, divided into three categories, from 1995-2002. Lê Kim Kiều Anh sticky icon
Many people think that money brings hapiness,others think that having too much money is a probelem.discuss both views and give your own opinion? gurtej sidhu
Under British and Australian laws a jury in a criminal case has no access to information about the defendant's past criminal record. This protects the person who is being accused of the crime.Some lawyers have suggested that this practice should be change Shokh sticky icon

The graph and table give information about water use worldwide and water consumption in two different countries.Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. luckysun sticky icon
People nowadays live longer than they used to. What caused this situation? Is it a negative or positive development? Justin sticky icon
Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such things as food and education? Or is it the responsibility of the governments of poorer nations to look after their citizens themselves? carmela6 sticky icon
Some people think the environmental protection can only be addressed at international level. Do you agree or disagree? shi24 sticky icon
"Prevention is better than cure."Out of country's health budget, a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spending on health education and preventive measures. carmela6 sticky icon
Write a letter to a manager of the taxi company to complain about the problem with the taxi service used by you.• When and where you used the taxi• Describe a problem you have faced• What do you expect the manager to do? swapnay sticky icon
The charts below give information on the ages of the populations of Yemen and Italy in 2000 and projections for 2050Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant Shokh sticky icon
The chart below shows the total number of minutes of telephone calls in the UK, divided into three categories, from 1995-2002. Lê Kim Kiều Anh sticky icon
Media portrays young people as lazy and disrespectful.Do u think this true?Are young people today worse than their parents or does ,every new generation get criticized by older people? awais sticky icon
Some people agree that teachers should be strict with their students; others believe that teachers with friendly approach will achieve better results. Discuss and give your opinion. Justin sticky icon

essayE-rater's picture

Sentence: The flight home seemed very long but my family all came to meet me at the airpoint, which was fantastic.
Error: airpoint Suggestion: No alternate word

Sentence: When I got home, I realised that I had left a small black handbag in my bedroom.
Error: realised Suggestion: No alternate word

Attribute Value Ideal
Score: 8.0 out of 9
Category: Excellent Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 12 10
No. of Words: 189 200
No. of Characters: 708 1000
No. of Different Words: 117 100
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 3.708 4.0
Average Word Length: 3.746 4.6
Word Length SD: 1.866 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 34 60
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 15 50
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 7 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 3 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 15.75 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.96 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.5 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.4 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.639 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.25 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 4