A thank-you message

A thank-you message

Learn how to write a thank-you message to a colleague.


Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

From: Paco
To: Maria
Subject: Thanks

Hi Maria,

I hope you're well.

I'm just writing to say thanks for your help on the project last month. We really appreciate you stepping in to support us. I know you had to put in extra hours to catch up on your own work, so thank you very much.  

Your expertise was vital for this project and we couldn't have finished it successfully without you. You really helped us and we hope to work with you again on future projects.

I'll be in touch again soon about possible future collaborations. I look forward to working with you more closely this year.

All the best,



  1. Start with a friendly comment:
    I hope you're well.
  2. It's usually best to use an informal style with colleagues:
    Hi Maria, …
    Thanks for your help.
  3. Keep it short.
  4. Mention the good work they did and the positive effect of it:
    Your expertise was vital for this project.
    We couldn't have finished it successfully without your help.
  5. End with a positive comment about future collaboration:
    I hope to work with you more closely in future.
    I look forward to working with you again.


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Submitted by JAMES WEK BOL on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 14:51

To: British Council Team/educators, Ref: Thank letter I hope you are doing well in respectively places and this email find you in good healthy. I am writing this letter to Thank you, team leader and your colleagues who have been leading the training to all of us ''students'' from different countries. My colleagues and I have learned alot from you during this short course, we can now apply the knowledge and skills gain from all educators and colleagues too. I look forward learning with you in the future. Stay safe Regards James Wek

Submitted by Riko Sasajima on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 15:37

When I was a freshman of university, I thanked some my friends. I was a member of orchestra club and I hesitated about quit it. Finally, I could quit it because my friends listened to my concern many times. I have to quit for many reasons such as part-time job for earing money to study abroad, doing house work and so, on. However, I also had some reasons for keeping it. I had been kept doing music club activities since junior high school. From these experience, I had felt pleasure of playing music. I have impressive words from my friend. “If you quit orchestra, it is not avoid. Enjoy your university life more .” Then, I realized that my university life is limited and very short. After that, I told reader of club my mind, I could quit it end of the year. I didn’t only regret but also realize what I want to do in university days. My choice helped by friends was correct. From these experience, I also noticed the importance of friend and appreciation mind to others. I will tell “Thank you” which I had not said more, not only my friend but also my family.

Submitted by Nagato on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 11:25

When i had been in the desert for while to work there. I have got a new job there i was beginner without experience . but all staff helped me and I really greatful to them.
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Submitted by JuanManuelLopezGil on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 22:34

When my friend Daniela recommended me to work in the packaging-design of his brand.

Submitted by Reza 2020 on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 18:43

Hi Maria Hope you doing well and be safe from Covid-19 pandemic. I just write this email to express my deep appreciation to you for your help about my online shopping project. your technical advices were really vital and caused we can finish our project on time. Without helping you we will had some basic problems. I will contact you as soon as possible to collobrate of

Submitted by SANDRA YINNET on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 13:25

Almost all days I doing with my colleagues, they are very important in my job, because my company is dedicate to proyects of engineering where all should to contributed since yours point of view for get the goal.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 15:06

Just recently. And most frequently.


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Submitted by Zhansaya (not verified) on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 09:27

From: Zhansaya To:Kirk ( The LearnEnglish Team) Subject: Thanks Hi Kirk, I hope you're well. I'm just writing to say thanks for your help on the LearnEnglish Website. I really appreciate your helping and supporting for students who learns English, so thank you very much. Your expertise and tips in the area of English really helpful for us and I believe that your work will be help for many students in the future. I'll be pleased if you're will answer to my message.I look forward wait to your answer. All the best, Zhansaya
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 10:26

In reply to by Zhansaya (not verified)


Hello Zhansaya

Thanks for your comment! Even though all of us at the British Council are happy to be able to help and support students like you, it's always nice to get messages like yours.

Take care and stay safe!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Magedelabd on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 16:50

Nowadays in my country I haven't seen anyone help the others. Thr people became so bad.