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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

From: Miyu
To: Mayuka
Subject: Thanks

Hi Mayuka,

I hope you’re well.

I’m just writing to say thanks for your help with the presentation last week. We really thank you stepping in to support us by giving a great deal of information. In spite of the situation that we had not had enough time, you had prepared excellently. If you had not corrected a lot of articles, we could not have been selected the best team last week. Moreover, the data related to the foundation of our opinions were helped us complete our arrengements. We think we could not have success this presentation in time without you. We all respect you as you have talent to gather all of information that is needed to the project smoothly. We are also looking forward to working with you in same project again. We are expecting that we will learn lots of things from you for future jobs. Thank you very much.

All the best,

Miyu

Last time I thanked to someone for her helping was four mounth ago. I wrote him a note for his birthday. This note was for my best friend, she turned 23 years old, so I decided write a letter in gratitude for all the help you have given me in my good and bad times.

From: Adriana
To: Geovanny.
Subject: Thank you.

Hello Geovanny,

Hope you're well

I only write to thank you for all the stationery products you have sent me, they are very useful and cheap. I hope that soon I will get more products and can send them to me.

Soon I will be able to have my own stationery and I hope to count on your support to make my dream come true. We'll be in touch.

I wish him many successes and I hope that everything goes well for him.

Adriana.

Last time I thanked to someone for her helping was yesterday. Really I writed a birthday note. This note was for my cousi, she turned 30 years old, so I decided write a letter. In this letter I congratulate to my cousin for one years more of live. Also in this letter I thanked to she for be a great person, help me when I had need her and that I will hope always have her by my side.

From: Avinash
To: Dev

Subject: Thanks

Hello Dev, I hope you're well.
I am writing this to say thanks for your help in completing my project. It would not be possible without your help. I know you needed to put in some extra hours for helping me and I am very thankful for your help.
Your expertise in this area really helped me. I am looking forward to work with you again

All the best
Avinash,

I thanked a colleague when I was a freshman by writing letters and telling directly.
I have some friends of international student and senior. They had already graduated from them university. They are precious one for me in my life, so I’m glad to see them. We spend a lot of time. We held many parties, for example, someone’s birthday parties, Halloween parties, Christmas parties, and so on. Also, we went to Disney Sea and Fuji-Q Highland. Various memories were born like this. Therefore, I appreciate them because they taught me many things in their languages and their bodies although they and I are different to the point of age, country, and culture. By only just watching them, they make me think about my future and each culture. Especially, I thought what I should to do now. I had watched they’re about doing a graduation thesis and job hunting, so then I was a freshman, but I could decide to think what I want to do now and learn important things for job hunting and plan for my future.
What is more, international students had not only taught me language but also thinking of the country. I understood by taking with them fun. The senior said to me. “You don’t understand this situation, but it is invaluable for you to connect international students.” I remember this phase. Then and now, I couldn’t understand deeply. I want to see them as soon as possible I can and to tell them thanks again.

Last time I thanked to colleaugue for her helping was eight months ago. I had to catch up my aims which require at least twenty new members for our course. I hav tried to find but I couldn't. My friend who works another branch of company has supported me and provided new sources that I can induce to accept our course. Then I have reached my targets. Finally I have written my appreciation for her support with a mail.

To: British Council Team/educators,
Ref: Thank letter

I hope you are doing well in respectively places and this email find you in good healthy.

I am writing this letter to Thank you, team leader and your colleagues who have been leading the training to all of us ''students'' from different countries.
My colleagues and I have learned alot from you during this short course, we can now apply the knowledge and skills gain from all educators and colleagues too.

I look forward learning with you in the future.

Stay safe

Regards

James Wek

When I was a freshman of university, I thanked some my friends.
I was a member of orchestra club and I hesitated about quit it. Finally, I could quit it because my friends listened to my concern many times. I have to quit for many reasons such as part-time job for earing money to study abroad, doing house work and so, on.
However, I also had some reasons for keeping it. I had been kept doing music club activities since junior high school. From these experience, I had felt pleasure of playing music.
I have impressive words from my friend. “If you quit orchestra, it is not avoid. Enjoy your university life more .” Then, I realized that my university life is limited and very short. After that, I told reader of club my mind, I could quit it end of the year.
I didn’t only regret but also realize what I want to do in university days. My choice helped by friends was correct.
From these experience, I also noticed the importance of friend and appreciation mind to others. I will tell “Thank you” which I had not said more, not only my friend but also my family.

When i had been in the desert for while to work there. I have got a new job there i was beginner without experience . but all staff helped me and I really greatful to them.

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