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A thank-you email

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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.

Discussion

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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

I would like to live with a host family when I come and study in the uk because I would have a warm_ atmosphere and could learn better about the culture and tradition, their family living style than living alone.

Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?
I'd better not. I'm almost sure I won't like it very much. I'd like to stay in a hotel if it were possible.

yes. that would be great because you can meet the new people with different culture. So you can learn closely their living style, their language and their meal.

I do prefer to stay in a hotel and visit the family. that would give me some private time to rest and reflect as well as enjoying the company of the host family when it is convenient for both of us.
spending time with them will give me a better idea about the country culture and tradition and an opportunity to practice the language.

Yes, I think staying with a host family in a new country that I have never visited before would be a great idea. Because staying with a host family, means you will meet new people and potentially get new friends the first time you arrive there. So it will give more benefits rather than staying at the hotel.

i would like to stay with my canadian at their friends home. because i just wanted to improve my english speaking skill. and i know if i spent time with my canadian friends so then i will understand quickly to speak well. and for speaking you must have an english partner because everything which you want to learn is only then possible when you make a practise regularly.

I would like to stay with the English host family very much. It would make my dreams come true. In my opinion this is the best way to improve your speaking skills. Learning a language through total immersion gives the fastest and best results.

I think this is cool idea but i dont have such good opportunity. The best way to learn English is interacting with native people.

This is a problem for my family. I thought that I will get some new experiences when we do it. But this is big challenge for my family.

I had been in two different host family this year in the Uk. In my opinion, live in a host family is a good opportunity to improve the languages, know better the culture, and find new friends. In my first host family, the house wasn't good because was cold, dirty and tidy. For that reason, I lived there for only 10 days. However, the second one was amazing and the opposite of the first one. In this house I found an amazing environment and a great person to share all my experience. So I recommended once in life to live this experience.

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