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A thank-you email

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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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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

I writing to say thank you so much, for the time that I spent in your family.
You made me feel so special guest and you made my travel wonderful.
Thank you for all the places that you sent me, all those delicious dishes that your mother prepared for me. I really have to tell many things about your culture and how you made me feel like part of your family.
You are welcome in Kosovo every time, and it would be our pleasure if you can visit my country and stay guest in my family. Greets your family
All the best.

Yes really. It would be a great experience.
Meeting new people and learning about daily life routines, picking up new cultures, and trying new cuisine.
It would be a good way to improve my English skills, to understand how the concept of family change from my country, and how people behave when they have a new guest.

It depends on the purpose of my visit. If it a business trip I would like to stay at the hotel. But if I came to learn my target language for a long time living in a host family would be great. I wouldn't feel lonely and could practice in speaking

It depends on the country and the country's culture. if I decided to do so I would try to know some info about the country's culture. In a way that makes me interact with them respectfully and at the some time make a good impression about me and my country.

Yes, I'd definitely like to stay with a host family in a new country because I believe that interacting with locals boots the traveling experience and make it way unforgettable. It gives me the chance to know more about the country's traditions, culture, food and daily life routine. It also allows me to practice the language and make new friends.

Yes! I would like to stay with a host family in a new country. Because I think homestay is the best way to learn a foreign language and I can change my mind in totally different environment. First, I like study English very much but I am not good at it. I like traveling, touching various cultures, and making people happy. So I want to do a job which makes use of these. For that purpose, if I cannot live without English, I can learn English close to native. This is leads to better service of job. Second I don't like myself now. I want to discover an another world that I do not know by touching many values and feelings. This is one of the ways I can accept myself. Actually I will have a homestay in New Zealand for 3months from September. I will spend a great times by a lot of talk with local people and change to many things. Then, I studying Korean too. I want to study a lot and go to homestay in Korea one day.

Yes, I would to stay with a host family in a new country.
Because I can directly touch the culture of the country. Also, spending time with your host family will improve my language learning. There are advantages and disadvantages as well. It is the difference in food culture and life. Since I am from Japan, rice is my staple food. However, the staple food in America and Britain is potato. Or bread. It's a completely different diet from Japan, so it will take some time to get used to it. Also, Japan has a custom of taking a bath, but most countries do showers. Many countries place importance on water, and the shower time is as long as 10 minutes. I used to feel that boiling water was normal, but I was surprised to hear that it was unusual. And the number of times the laundry is turned is different. In Japan, we often use the washing machine, but overseas we only use the washing machine once a week. I feel confused when studying abroad because there are many differences in culture and lifestyle. However, what was taken for granted in Japan is not taken for granted abroad, so I felt I should respond flexibly. I think that only a home stay can enjoy such everyday life, so I would like to do a home stay.

Yes, Of course. I won't miss this chance if I'll get it. I would like to visit London.

thank you for useful information

Certainly, I really like to move to Canada, before it will visit and probably stay at in a family house.

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