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

I would not like to stay with a host family in a new country, because I'm worried of meeting up with people with habits too much different from mine; this could make difficult the living together.

Yup i'd like it although it may causing me feel a littlr bit uncomfortable but i guess it will be great to i mean we can have a graet time togther + adding new friends to family

I really like to stay with a host family in a new country. I've never did it and I don't know how I could find a host family.

yes i like to host friends my home country also i like to thank him how they are welcome to me when i was their home country

Hi Mrs Smith,

I would like to say thank you for having me in your house.

I had a fantastic time meeting you and your family during my fifteen-day trip to Britain. I am quite happy because recently I was told that my speaking has improved a lot since my trip.

And I am delighted to say that It would not be possible without all your kindness and patience towards me. Furthermore, I wanted to say that I really enjoyed all the food that you had prepared.. it was quite tasteful and mouthwatering!

I am looking forward to visiting you next year!

Please keep in touch!
Matthew

Yes!, I absolutely would like to stay with a host family in another country since
It would open up a totally new culture, city, and language to me.
Moreover It would allow me to improve my language skills much more faster.

i think some how its difficult to stay with host family, because its needed a previous prepration such as knowing them completely and feeling comfort with details exsist,.... finally i prefer to reside in hotel and see host family

Yeah I like to stay as a host in a family and it's nice we can gather they're culture
and specially the unknown languages we learn.if I get a chance as a host I will go :^).

If I could have an ensuite room I'd like to stay at a host family. Otherwise I prefer to stay at a hotel and visit my host family around the day.

I would not like stay with the host family because I would like stay alone in new country.I can be free.

Hi
my lovely aunt , I want to say thanks for everything
I am guest in your house for 3 days.You cook yummy biscutes, cookies and you make me crazy for my birthday gift .
we go to shopping together. I have best time with you.
I hope see you soon.
Thanks
popo

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