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 prefer stay in a hotel and then just a visit a host family.

I like to trip and to know other places and cultures, so I get happy when staying with a host family in a new country.
If I will go to trip when I came back, I will write a thank you email for my new friends keep in touch always.

I prefer to stay in a hotel or rent a house and visit a host family when they available it’s comfortable for all of us .

hi afaf,
i would like to thank you my wife to everything you did for me i really happy to having you in my life and home, ever i am far away thank you for everything.
please stay touch in i waiting a sms from you.
talk soon
ishak.

Hi hamby

I just wanted to write and say thank you for having me a great vacation in your beautiful house. I really appreciate your attitude with a stranger guess who you don't know. As you know, I lose my baggage in airport and I feel very nervous because this is the first time I come to Brazil. Luckily, I met you and you invited me stay at your house. It's a very nice house with fresh air, sunny and many flowers. I feel really comfort here.

Take care

Lam

Yes, I would like to stay with a host family in a new country, because they can show me all of sights.

I would not like it, you might be not comfortable.

well, I am not sure about that, my family will not agree to stay with a family they do not know.

I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful dinner party.
You have a good hand in cooking. The food were delicious. You and your family were amazing host.
I hope you will give me an opportunity to test my country's food.
keep in touch

Hello Sova,

Just want to say thank you for having me at your lovely house last weekend.

It really was a very enjoyable time visiting London with you. Thank you for the wonderful arrangement. I also enjoyed so much talking with overnight and I love the dishes you had made. It was the best English dishes I had ever tied.

Thanks again. Tell you if you want to make a visit to Paris. Keep in touch!

Cheers,
Helena

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