You dropped an expensive bowl and broke it

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

While your friend was away on vacation you stayed in his apartment. While you were there, you dropped an expensive bowl and broke it.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter explain what happened, apologise for the accident, and tell your friend how you plan to make it up for him.

You should write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer:

Dear Tolu,

Thanks for letting me stay in your apartment. I am writing to apologise for what happened last night. While I was washing the plates, I mistakenly broke your favourite stainless bowl you bought from Spain.

I am saddened because I know it will pain you when you hear about it. I am very sorry. By the way, I will be going to Spain next month and I would like to know which mall you bought the bowl from so that I can buy a new one for you if you do not mind.

How is your vacation? I hope you are having a nice time in Liverpool. Regards to your family.

Best wishes.

Your friend,

[ Written by – Oluwasegun Abidoye ]