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

From: Pradeep Ranatunga
To: Carolina Kemper
Subject: Thank you!!

Hi Carolina,

I just wanted to write and say thank you for everything.

You and your family were amazing hosts. I had a great time at your house. Thank you for making me feel at home. I'm sure my English improved a lot because of all your help too! Also, thank you for all the wonderful cooking you did. Now I can tell everyone English food is not as bad as they say smiley.

If you ever come to Sri Lanka, I hope you will stay with me and I can show you my city too.

Keep in touch!

Pradeep

Tips

  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.

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Beginner: A1

Comments

hello ,
i would like to stay in foreig country to meet diferent people because each country is diferent from other,especially for the culture however if somebody want to come here a Colombia you will notice the wonderfull people that live here.

I've been with a foreigner family before. I loved being there and I learned a lot.
it was so fun, the first week was a bit awkward though:)

I would like to stay with a host family in England because I like english and it could be big adventure for me which will provide more experience to improved my english skills level beside understand culture.

To be honest, I don't like stay with a host family in a new country. Because, I don't like interacting with many strangers. More over, I am afraid to disturbing their families. If I only stay with acquaintance online, I will invite her come to dinner with me or give her a gift . But with her family, I can't. Besides, when I stay at hotel, I will be servered by hotel and I can come to every where in every time I want.

In fact I do not like to live with a strange people but if I have a reason to do so like learning English , so I do not mind.

Yes, I would like to stay with a host family for a while if I travel to another country. That will help me to understand their culture beside improve my language.

Yes sure i would like to stay with family in new country. I would love to learn and see their culture like food,traditional clothes and songs. this will enrich my knowledge.

In task 1 last question answer is false according to your guideline, I think. Would you check it again.

Hello Mahfuzur Rahman

Yes, the sixth and last question in Task 1 is false. When I complete the exercise, it shows the correct answer as false. Do you see something different?

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?

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