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A thank-you message

Learn how to write a thank-you message to a colleague.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

From: Paco
To: Maria
Subject: Thanks

Hi Maria,

I hope you're well.

I'm just writing to say thanks for your help on the project last month. We really appreciate you stepping in to support us. I know you had to put in extra hours to catch up on your own work, so thank you very much.  

Your expertise was vital for this project and we couldn't have finished it successfully without you. You really helped us and we hope to work with you again on future projects.

I'll be in touch again soon about possible future collaborations. I look forward to working with you more closely this year.

All the best,

Paco

Tips

  1. Start with a friendly comment:
    I hope you're well.
  2. It's usually best to use an informal style with colleagues:
    Hi Maria, …
    Thanks for your help.
  3. Keep it short.
  4. Mention the good work they did and the positive effect of it:
    Your expertise was vital for this project.
    We couldn't have finished it successfully without your help.
  5. End with a positive comment about future collaboration:
    I hope to work with you more closely in future.
    I look forward to working with you again.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Few days before I thanked my colleague through text messages. My colleague advised me to take admission for this English course . I was unsure of the correct path as there were too many choices. He recommended me to the British council to improve my English language skills.
When I felt any difficulty in any aspect of my English language learning skills, I contact him to help me. He feels happy to assist and encourage me all the time. God bless him. Therefore I am very thankful to my colleague.

I thanked him last Saturday, my colleague helped me in the education project at school, he sent me a very useful group list for my work. I am very grateful to him

Dear Leon,

I hope you are doing well today.

I just write you to thank you for helping with the project assigned to us the last week, as you know I got sick las thursday and I didn't feel well for working so you helped me to finish the project on time.

I really apreciate your dedication in to support me and the over time you made to catch up on your other projects. I'm getting well these days so I'll help you with your new project assigned.

All the best.

Eduardo.

Hi Ahmet I hope you are fine. I am very pleasured work with you on that project. I did not have a time to see you when you left office. I appricate you stepping in to support us. That is caused for you had to put in extra hours that reach your target.
Your extra effort was vital for that project and it couldn't has finished on time with successfully. That was a great time to work with you
I'll be touch again in near soon for posibble collobration.
I look forward to hear from you soon

I wrote thank you message 7 years ago to my boss by messenger, but not informal way as this example.

When ever you try to write an email to your friends or to your boss or to your customers,just remember this formula for writing your message-KISS and CCC
KISS- Keep It Short and Simple
CCC - Complete,Concise and Coherent

I don't remember making a thank-you message to my colleagues or professors in college, I just always say thank you. I used to think that my colleagues had the obligation to help me just for work at the same company but it is always good to say thanks to build more healthy relations and get good help at any other moment.

Hi everybody,

Everyday I thanks my overseas colleagues to support me on paperwork in different areas.

I would say this, but I have not got help at work, yet. If I will get the favor of my colleague or professors, I would write also a thank-you-message.

Thank you very much! Now I can thank other people.

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