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 Adriana Llivisaca on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 15:30

From: Adriana To: Geovanny. Subject: Thank you. Hello Geovanny, Hope you're well I only write to thank you for all the stationery products you have sent me, they are very useful and cheap. I hope that soon I will get more products and can send them to me. Soon I will be able to have my own stationery and I hope to count on your support to make my dream come true. We'll be in touch. I wish him many successes and I hope that everything goes well for him. Adriana.

Submitted by Glenda T on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 06:24

Last time I thanked to someone for her helping was yesterday. Really I writed a birthday note. This note was for my cousi, she turned 30 years old, so I decided write a letter. In this letter I congratulate to my cousin for one years more of live. Also in this letter I thanked to she for be a great person, help me when I had need her and that I will hope always have her by my side.

Submitted by Ainash Gadekar on Wed, 24/06/2020 - 04:53

From: Avinash To: Dev Subject: Thanks Hello Dev, I hope you're well. I am writing this to say thanks for your help in completing my project. It would not be possible without your help. I know you needed to put in some extra hours for helping me and I am very thankful for your help. Your expertise in this area really helped me. I am looking forward to work with you again All the best Avinash,

Submitted by Ayano on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 16:37

I thanked a colleague when I was a freshman by writing letters and telling directly. I have some friends of international student and senior. They had already graduated from them university. They are precious one for me in my life, so I’m glad to see them. We spend a lot of time. We held many parties, for example, someone’s birthday parties, Halloween parties, Christmas parties, and so on. Also, we went to Disney Sea and Fuji-Q Highland. Various memories were born like this. Therefore, I appreciate them because they taught me many things in their languages and their bodies although they and I are different to the point of age, country, and culture. By only just watching them, they make me think about my future and each culture. Especially, I thought what I should to do now. I had watched they’re about doing a graduation thesis and job hunting, so then I was a freshman, but I could decide to think what I want to do now and learn important things for job hunting and plan for my future. What is more, international students had not only taught me language but also thinking of the country. I understood by taking with them fun. The senior said to me. “You don’t understand this situation, but it is invaluable for you to connect international students.” I remember this phase. Then and now, I couldn’t understand deeply. I want to see them as soon as possible I can and to tell them thanks again.

Submitted by senes19 on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 12:34

Last time I thanked to colleaugue for her helping was eight months ago. I had to catch up my aims which require at least twenty new members for our course. I hav tried to find but I couldn't. My friend who works another branch of company has supported me and provided new sources that I can induce to accept our course. Then I have reached my targets. Finally I have written my appreciation for her support with a mail.

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