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A thank-you email

Learn how to write a thank-you email.

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

Reading text


  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


In my opinion, to stay with a host family is a better idea if you want to learn quickly not only English but also their culture and traditions. In addition, it is often cheaper than stay in college accommodation.

Yeah.I would.It would be helpful to us cuz we can save our money if not we have to rent an apartment and think too much where should I stay like that.

I would like to stay with host family in a new country ,especially in the beginning. Becuz I wouldn't know the country , so l need someone to guide me and clarify the things to me . I think the beginning is always difficult that why help wouldn't be harm .
In addition to that it's better to read about the country you wanna visit so you will be accustomed to the stuff .

I would like to live with a host family when I come and study in the uk because I would have a warm_ atmosphere and could learn better about the culture and tradition, their family living style than living alone.

Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?
I'd better not. I'm almost sure I won't like it very much. I'd like to stay in a hotel if it were possible.

yes. that would be great because you can meet the new people with different culture. So you can learn closely their living style, their language and their meal.

I do prefer to stay in a hotel and visit the family. that would give me some private time to rest and reflect as well as enjoying the company of the host family when it is convenient for both of us.
spending time with them will give me a better idea about the country culture and tradition and an opportunity to practice the language.

Yes, I think staying with a host family in a new country that I have never visited before would be a great idea. Because staying with a host family, means you will meet new people and potentially get new friends the first time you arrive there. So it will give more benefits rather than staying at the hotel.

i would like to stay with my canadian at their friends home. because i just wanted to improve my english speaking skill. and i know if i spent time with my canadian friends so then i will understand quickly to speak well. and for speaking you must have an english partner because everything which you want to learn is only then possible when you make a practise regularly.

I would like to stay with the English host family very much. It would make my dreams come true. In my opinion this is the best way to improve your speaking skills. Learning a language through total immersion gives the fastest and best results.