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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


Hi Clarissa,

Thank you very much for your lovely comment. It's great to know we're helping people improve their English!



The LearnEnglish Team

I just wanted to write and say thank you for everything. Last night, I'm not convenient if you 're not helping. I'm very thankful to you. If you come to my country, I hope you'll stsy with me.
Hope you safe and health,
Ei Ei Swe

this is formal or informal email?
if it is informal, share a formal email, please.

best regards

Hello Kiomars

Yes, this is an informal email. In both our Reading and Writing skills sections, you can find many example emails. Like this one, some are informal, and others -- especially ones that are business-oriented -- are formal. I'd recommend you look at the different levels, but a couple of examples are:

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

From: Thucuoi
To: Akan
Subject: Thank you so much!

Dear Akan,

I am writing this email just to say thank you for everything.

You was an amazing boss. from the first day I worked at us company, you used to help me. I had learnt a lot of knowledge from you. I also thanks for your affection you had for me. I will always appreciate those things.

I miss you so much and hope you will come back to my country again.

I am looking forward to to seeing you!


Hi Darell,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything.

I had really great time. Your family were so nice and helpful.
I felt like, I was staying at my house and I loved visiting the city with you. Thank you for everything!

Please keep in touch and you are welcome in Dubai any time!

See you soon!


I enjoy spending a holiday with a host family and I would prefer that will be an enlish speaking family in any country because that helps me to improve my english and make me to save a lot of money because the travel fees are so expensive !!!

Yes, I would like to stay with a new family as a host in the near future when I am going to travel an English country because it will be a great opportunity to understand a new culture very closely as well as get a chance to taste there home made foods. Also to increase language skills in a family environment.

Dear Kyi,
I wanted to write and say thank you for everything.
You and your family are so sweet,i I had learned a lot of English.
And then Your cooking skill was so wonderful.Now I can speak a little English with my friend.If you visit to Salin ,I hope to come my home.
Keep in touch,

i hope to live in host family at studying master program in amazing country like USA or Germany and i need to Moslem family i think to give you support and improve your language you are welling to know more about their culture and belief that eventually accelerate adaption