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A thank-you email

Learn how to write 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!



  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.



Language level

Beginner: A1


No I don't like to do so . I can stay with them the hole day but at the end sleep in a hotel

I would like to stay with a host family because I like be friends with them and that is an easy way to learn language and customs.

I would like to stay with a host family in USA because i want to improve my English and my vocabulary and pass the TOEFL test here in Mexico, Therefore, I had a bettersweet experience that I could not say the words that I thought. so I think it is important to improve my English.

I'm a very shy person so it would be a bit awkward at first but I still would love to have that experience. To meet new people from a different culture and practise english with locals. I think it's a great way to learn the real language.

Yes, i would like to stay with a host family in other country to learning English!

Yes, I would like to stay with a host family because it helps me to understand their culture and custom well. It also helps me to learn their language. Moreover, I can also share my stories with them.

i have never visited a new country but i want to travell and visit lots of country. I would like to stay with a host family so i can improve the country language, discover a new cultures, taste new food and flavor and i can visit, with them, the most important attractions of the country and they can explain it to me.

I would love to stay with a host family in a new country. I never have chance to try this experience but I believe that it will be great when we immerse ourselves in new cultures, new language and have a strongger relationship with people.

I would like to live with host family because I want to accustom with their culture and society. when we live with them we can learn everything soon and can exchange and introduce our culture with each others.

I would like visit a new country because I see different palces and learn other cultures. If I travel to English language countries it is better.