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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,



  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.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi, Siva

I hope you are well.
I am just writing to thanks for your help in my make-up class. I really appreciate you coming to me when I had no idea to draw my eyebrow. I know you had to catch up you next lesson, so again thank you very much.
Your expertise is vital for all us who are beginner to learn makeup and we could not draw well without you that day. I hope in the future I could have a chance to work with you in this beauty field.
I will be in touch with you, also follow your lesson through live streaming.

Best Regards

I've never thought about saying thanks with such a long text via email before. usually, I just say or send a message like 'hey, thanks for your help, really appreciate it.' but after reading text from this exercise, I want to write one to my friend that helped me on my freelance project last year.

i thank my friend Sara she is graphic design
hi Sara
I hope you well
I am just writing to say thank you for your help in the last project
you design perfect log with suitable colors with make me happy and everyone see the log also facebook page was fantastic your expertise was vital for this project i could not finish it without your help
thank you again for discount and perfect work i look forward to work with you again
all the best

I need to say thanks for this British Council team, thanks to these good exercises with lessons here, I've been learning a lot about English. Thank you so much.

Great comment. I am in

We're very happy to hear this :) Good luck with your learning.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Well, the last time I thanked my friend not a colleague. I made a renovation at home and my friend really helped me. It was my first renovation and I didn't have any experience in this case. I even didn't know where to start. My friend gave me many helpful adviсes, helped me to choose proper materials, and find a qualified electrician.
We even built a partition-wall together to make a clothes room instead of an old storeroom.
I can't imagine how I did all these works without him. Ok, I definitely, could make it but it would have been worse and much more expensive.

To write honestly, I have never expressed my gratitude in words in my life. I seldom say thanks to my close friends. But in my mind, I never forget their good deeds to me. The last time l have to thank someone is in two years ago. At that time I resigned from my former company and sought for a job. One of my workmates from former company was working in a new company. He introduced me to his company and soon I got a new job. This company pays higher salary than the previous one. I didn't say thanks to him but in my mind I said thanks in deep.

I think it was better that you said thank to him

To: British Council Team
Subject: Thank you
Dear British Council Team,
I hope you’re well.
I'm writing to say thank you for all hard-working efforts of yours. The lessons are organized and presented very clearly and easily for students to study faster and more accurately.
Having an opportunity to access the free yet highest quality education, for students like us, is invaluable. I sure learned a lot, and I will keep learning. So thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
Finally, I really hope you’re doing well, and always in good luck. The values you spread will always come back to you.
All the best,