Learn how to write a thank-you email.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

From: Pradeep Ranatunga
To: Carolina Kemper
Subject: Thank you!!

Hi Carolina,

I just wanted to write and say thank you for everything.

You and your family were amazing hosts. I had a great time at your house. Thank you for making me feel at home. I'm sure my English improved a lot because of all your help too! Also, thank you for all the wonderful cooking you did. Now I can tell everyone English food is not as bad as they say smiley.

If you ever come to Sri Lanka, I hope you will stay with me and I can show you my city too.

Keep in touch!

Pradeep

Tips

  1. Start with Hi if it is an informal email to someone you know.
  2. The email can have three main paragraphs:
    • the reason for writing (= to say thank you)
    • the main point (= more details or examples)
    • a wish or offer for the future.
  3. Use emojis (e.g. smiley) or emoticons (e.g. :) ) to show you’re joking.
  4. You can say See you soon / See you next year if you hope to meet again.
  5. Use a closing phrase like Keep in touch, Write soon, Speak soon or Take care.

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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

Hi Phil,

I just wanted to say thank you for having me at your home as a host. I really appreciate your patience. I am sure I've improved my English a lot. I really enjoyed staying with your family. I learned cooking English food too!

Thanks again for the wonderful stay.
Regards,
Vicky

Hi Vicky,
First of all thank you so much for your e-mail.
It is very nice to know from you that you enjoyed a lot with my family.It is also very rewarding to know that my small effort could improve your English.Congratulations! that you have learnt cooking English food.
I also enjoyed your stay at my home.Always feel free to come again.

Thanks & Regards

Chinmoy_53

I prefer to book a home-stay rather than a hotel when i travel abroad. It's really fun to talk to the host to know everything about the place i visit.

Yes of course. I would preferred visit a new country by myself.

Hi, I think it's really good idea to stay at host family house.

I refer choosing a homestay during a trip to a new country. We will be staying with the host family, so we have the opportunity to explore the wonderful things of local culture, natural life and experience in their activities. I always rent a homestay's room during a business trip or traveling to other countries.

It depends on which country we travel to. Are people hospitable and reliable?

It would be my experience to stay with a host family in a new country. I can know them well and learn a lot from them.

The host family will help you improve your local language a lot, show you some wonderful things and beautiful place in their country. They can help you choose a few presents with reasonable price and cooking traditional dishes for you.

To me, there are many advantages that you live with a host family in other countries. First of all, it is helpful to learn the languages and the idioms, which can make you adapted to their life. secondly, it's a good chance to keep a closer touch with their lifestyle, which may be much different from ours. The third, realizing others' cultures and traditions can broaden our horizons. Lastly, the most interesting thing is that we can make friends from all over the world and share our own life stories with others.

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