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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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

i think some how its difficult to stay with host family, because its needed a previous prepration such as knowing them completely and feeling comfort with details exsist,.... finally i prefer to reside in hotel and see host family

Yeah I like to stay as a host in a family and it's nice we can gather they're culture
and specially the unknown languages we learn.if I get a chance as a host I will go :^).

If I could have an ensuite room I'd like to stay at a host family. Otherwise I prefer to stay at a hotel and visit my host family around the day.

I would not like stay with the host family because I would like stay alone in new country.I can be free.

Hi
my lovely aunt , I want to say thanks for everything
I am guest in your house for 3 days.You cook yummy biscutes, cookies and you make me crazy for my birthday gift .
we go to shopping together. I have best time with you.
I hope see you soon.
Thanks
popo

I'd like to enjoy some time with another family in another country. Learn from them and know their traditions. At the same time, I could share my opinions and hobbies with them.

I prefer stay in a hotel and then just a visit a host family.

I like to trip and to know other places and cultures, so I get happy when staying with a host family in a new country.
If I will go to trip when I came back, I will write a thank you email for my new friends keep in touch always.

I prefer to stay in a hotel or rent a house and visit a host family when they available it’s comfortable for all of us .

hi afaf,
i would like to thank you my wife to everything you did for me i really happy to having you in my life and home, ever i am far away thank you for everything.
please stay touch in i waiting a sms from you.
talk soon
ishak.

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