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


I would like to ask for your kind help to clarify the following information: is it possible and natural to use the phrase: examination room?

Thank you.

Van - from Vietnam

Hello langkhach,

Yes, it's certainly possible to use that phrase. It sounds perfectly normal to me.



The LearnEnglish Team

I think living with host family is best way to leran foreign language and new culture. It can be enjoyable if you 're personality is extrovert but can be hard for introvert person. Anyway It's good experience for evryone.

Hi Susan
I just want to write and say thank you for a couple of months at your house in SG.We become so close during this period..I would like to eat again delecious meals and chinese food prepared for me.If u come and visit to my country,mm,i will cook famous burmese dishes for you.And u can stay at my house as you wish.
Keep in Touch!!!
See you soon!

Hi Patrick Tu Ja
I just want to say thank to you and your family.
After i have no place to go, you welcome me as a family member. When i could not escape form my depression, you calm me down. Trading me like your brother make me feel strong again. And you have shown what the real friend to me.If i can go to the USA, I will show you my deepest love to you.
I hope our relationship will last forever.
Best wishes,
Bawk San Aung

Hi Michael!

I just want to say thank you for a couple of weeks in your house.
I had a great time at your house. You showed me many interesting things in your country. Your mother's chicken sandwich is the best delicious dishes I have ever eaten. Thank for your help, my English is better now.

If you ever go to my country - Vietnam, I will stay with you.
I will take you to walk on the shaded and quiet street. I will cook many delicious dishes for you :).

Take care!
See you later!

Not at all. I prefer to go a hotel in a new country and make a nuisance of myself.

Yes, I would love to stay with a host family in a new country. For me it will be a new experience for me. They will not only just help me to know about new culture and food but also make me feel like home in that country.

Yes. It will be so cool ^^

Yes, I think I'd like to stay with a host family in a new country. I'm the kind of person full of curiosity, so I like to meet different people, learn different cultrues and customs and I like to make friends. I'll be excited when I feel something is challengable and I'm always want to know the answers as soon as possible, so it will be better that have someone near to ask.