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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


Of course I want. If I have a chance, I love trying everything new such as foods, games, chatting, seeing some natural sceneries, traditional festival,..I'm willing to invite you arrive my country, too

I have never stayed in a host house in my life. But i would rather like to go through such experience like this.

Speaking of living in an another country, it is every kid's dream to visit United States whose culture being familiar to us through its marvelous movies. However, living with a host family is quite stressful to an introvert despite the affordable cost of living.

I used to stay with a host family when I had a business trip to Da Lat City last year. They are my parents' friends. I stayed here for 2 weeks and I had a lot of beautiful memories with them. They were very friendly and making me feel at home. They took me to visit famous places in the city and cooked a lot of delicious dishes for me. I appreciated this. I hope they will have a trip to my home and I will take them to visit my city.

I thought abut that beforehand to practice an English language with them. And a new experience in my life. But I could not for some reasons.

Of course , i love seeing other cultures and try their food and their traditions , i would like to stay a host british family , if i ever go to The UK , i always watch movies about the history of England and Britain in general , and love the vibe , so would like to stay at a british family someday.

Hi sir,

the first sentence " I just wanted to write and say thank. Why did you use "wanted " instead of "want"? Since the action is happening now and not past action I think it should be "want " I'm confused. Please, reply.

Hi Abassomooyedele,

Both I want and I wanted are possible. You can think of wanted to write as expressing the writer's feelings at the time of writing, which were then assuaged by the act of penning the letter.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks so much, sir. That was really helpful.

I wouldn't like to live with a host family in a new country. I prefer to live in my own house or own department or whatever it is. I am a bit shy so I did not like that. I like other people who live with me as a guest I do not mind but the opposite is not acceptable.