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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B1 English level (intermediate)

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 08:03


I sent message to say thank you to my colleague yesterday. She helped me to get the result what I need to know, and her effort is helping me out the best result.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Sat, 03/09/2022 - 09:05


I remember the last time I sent a thanks email to collogues about the last meeting.
Hello XY,
I hope you are fine and doing very well,
I am just writing to say thanks for your constructive assistance in arranging the meeting among the stockholders. Your explanation and expertise were the results to convince the stockholders, and to resume the project's construction work again after five years of ceased. We could have gotten the final invoice without your involvement and help.
I hope we will work on more projects in the next calendar year and hope to through your expertise make the project quality greater, and meet all requirements of the client.
I will be in touch with you for any further advice regarding project quality and project financial processing.
Best Regards

Submitted by Mohammedhab on Sun, 28/08/2022 - 20:56


Hi Saleh
Hope you're doing well
I'm writing to thank you for your helping me to find an apartment, You did your best and gave me many options which are helped me to know the range of price in that region.

I have to tell you that I have already found a furnished apartment that is pretty close to my office, with amazing view and a reasonable price.
this won't happen without your help, so I appreciate what you did to help me.

I'm inviting you to visit me to have a cup of coffee and to see my new apartment

Best wishes

Submitted by GrazianoTagliapietra on Sun, 07/08/2022 - 00:45


I thank you a lot for your help in the last work we made, your contribution and you expertise was excential to drive the project to a good conclusion. I think that in the future we could collaborate again with mutual sactisfaction. I belivethis is true for you also and therfore you are fufilled about our collaboration.

Submitted by grace_sth on Sat, 23/07/2022 - 15:47


Hi Ma Thaw
I hope you are well
I really want to say thank you for teaching me about the projects and for helping me on that projects. I've learned many things from you and I think I've got too many experience by doing them. Really thank you for all the things I've learned from you. Hope to work with you again and look forward to work with you more closely this year

Submitted by sangprovai on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 12:48


Hi Alex,
I hope you are doing well.
I’m just writing to say thanks for your great help on the exam yesterday. I had been so busy playing games with my cousin, that’s why I didn’t have any leisure time for studying. If you hadn’t helped me that time, I would not have passed the exam. I know you didn’t answer the last question in order to teach me the solution of each question.
I very appreciate your assistance. If you need any help in the future, I will always be pleased to lend you a hand.
Your best friend,

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Sun, 26/06/2022 - 11:06


ı thanked my colleague yesterday because he helped me. Yesterday ı had to finish my graduate project. I couldn't have finished it on time without his help so ı thanked him so much. I know precious of favor. Every time ı cross my friends ı say hello how were your day and ı really engaged with their problems.

Submitted by marwan297 on Sat, 25/06/2022 - 18:49


i hope you are doing great

I'm just writing you to say thanks for your help in the situation i had last week, i really appreciate your efforts because i didn't know what should i do in this situation and your doings helped me so much to overcome and move on this hard time.

I hope to see you in the near future and hang out like back days and i will be in touch.
all the best

Submitted by AngDor on Fri, 10/06/2022 - 03:06


At my work place, we usally help each other very often, we're just a few crew members, so we try to help one another in every possible way to get the job done in time

Submitted by Van wong on Fri, 27/05/2022 - 14:01


Recently, I've had some problems with my work. I worked hard to solve this problem. At the moment, I'm feeling frustrated. My colleague is very helpful and shows his expertise in resolving the problem.

Submitted by anwar87 on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 12:02


I truly appreciate this article post. Much thanks.
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Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 10:31


it's recently, my friend she helped me looked for the documents for my summit and i thanked her so much because without her i couldn't finish my summit on time.

Recently, my friend helped me on my project which is an application. His experience as a developer for many years was really helpful.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 11:29


I have daily tell thank you to someone who works fo me and help me but such a writing I never written but I leaned a lot this task.
Thank you

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Thu, 24/06/2021 - 02:30

The last time I thanked a colleague was in 2019. When a friend of mine helped me by preparing me for my first job interview. And I got the job, so I was so willing. Therefore I decided to write him a thank- you message, and it was like this: From: Giuliana To: Cesar Subject: Thanks Hi Cesar, I hope you're well I'm writing just to let you know that I got the job, and I want to thank you for preparing me. I really appreciate you stepping in to help and encourage me. I know you had to put in extra hours to catch up on your own things, so thank you very much. Your expertise and experience were vital for this goal, and I quit sure I couldn't have got the job without your help. You really helped me and I hope to help you of you need anything one day. I'll be in touch again soon about possible collaborations. I look forward to helping you in any situation. All the best, Giuliana

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 25/05/2021 - 10:00

It was 2 days ago. we had to install two specialized programs on a computer. our colleague is a specialist in that field and he installed them. so I thanked him.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Sat, 24/04/2021 - 14:59

I often thank my colleagues for any colaborattion that makes teamwork more procuctive.

Submitted by In on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 12:17

I always try to say thank you to everyone who helped me. Sometimes we forgot this small detail that can make the day of someone else recognizing their job, help, or company.

Submitted by Frank Cuello on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 16:22

Well, the last time I that I remember being grateful with someone was in college when I have to choose a partner to work in a semester project. The thing is that he helped me not only with the academic chores of the project, but he gave me life advices. I really appreciate his help and company.

Submitted by YED on Sat, 27/03/2021 - 01:00

I thanked a collegue last time by phone when she helped me to deal with a job situation, Her advices were precious and useful.

Submitted by Gao on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 05:59

Hi Nayu, I hope you're well. I'm just writing to say thanks for your help on the project in 2017. I really appreciate you stepping in to support us. I know you had to travel far from Japan to our country, so thank you very much. Your expertise in SAP project was vital and your professional working style was so impressive to me. You really helped us to explain to our customer about new system and I 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 month. All the best, Gao

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Thu, 25/02/2021 - 08:41

Few days before I thanked my colleague through text messages. My colleague advised me to take admission for this English course . I was unsure of the correct path as there were too many choices. He recommended me to the British council to improve my English language skills. When I felt any difficulty in any aspect of my English language learning skills, I contact him to help me. He feels happy to assist and encourage me all the time. God bless him. Therefore I am very thankful to my colleague.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Sun, 14/02/2021 - 18:51

I thanked him last Saturday, my colleague helped me in the education project at school, he sent me a very useful group list for my work. I am very grateful to him

Submitted by John90 on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 04:07

Dear Leon, I hope you are doing well today. I just write you to thank you for helping with the project assigned to us the last week, as you know I got sick las thursday and I didn't feel well for working so you helped me to finish the project on time. I really apreciate your dedication in to support me and the over time you made to catch up on your other projects. I'm getting well these days so I'll help you with your new project assigned. All the best. Eduardo.

Submitted by ceryan41 on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 06:52

Hi Ahmet I hope you are fine. I am very pleasured work with you on that project. I did not have a time to see you when you left office. I appricate you stepping in to support us. That is caused for you had to put in extra hours that reach your target. Your extra effort was vital for that project and it couldn't has finished on time with successfully. That was a great time to work with you I'll be touch again in near soon for posibble collobration. I look forward to hear from you soon

Submitted by Anara SN on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 06:44

I wrote thank you message 7 years ago to my boss by messenger, but not informal way as this example.

Submitted by Elbay on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 16:57

When ever you try to write an email to your friends or to your boss or to your customers,just remember this formula for writing your message-KISS and CCC KISS- Keep It Short and Simple CCC - Complete,Concise and Coherent
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Submitted by danisep on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 20:56

I don't remember making a thank-you message to my colleagues or professors in college, I just always say thank you. I used to think that my colleagues had the obligation to help me just for work at the same company but it is always good to say thanks to build more healthy relations and get good help at any other moment.

Submitted by Muhiddin on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 06:22

Hi everybody, Everyday I thanks my overseas colleagues to support me on paperwork in different areas.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Wed, 30/09/2020 - 16:22

I would say this, but I have not got help at work, yet. If I will get the favor of my colleague or professors, I would write also a thank-you-message.
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Submitted by Lobasolitaria on Wed, 30/09/2020 - 14:31

Thank you very much! Now I can thank other people.

Submitted by YaMaCa on Sun, 27/09/2020 - 08:19

I have written several emails expressing my thanks to my coworkers. But in not an appropriate style like this, I have learned today. Thanks

Submitted by YaMaCa on Sun, 27/09/2020 - 08:14

Dear Sandra I am just writing to say thanks for your support during the project. It was a big challenge and your commitment help us to reach the objectives. You are more than welcome to visit us and work with us on near projects. I am looking forward to know from you. Regards Pedro

Submitted by erikkkkkkk on Mon, 14/09/2020 - 15:42

From: Erik To: [Name] Subject: Thanks Hi [Name], I hope you're well. I'm writing to say thanks for your help on the project we did last week. We really appreciate your support and we are really thankful. I know you had to put in extra hours to advance in your work, so thank you very much. Your expertise was very helpful for this project and we couldn't have done it this well without your help. You really helped us and we are looking forward to work with you again on some future projects. I'll be in touch with you if we have some more projects you could help in. All the best, Erik
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Submitted by shelly on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 04:24

Hi, Siva I hope you are well. I am just writing to thanks for your help in my make-up class. I really appreciate you coming to me when I had no idea to draw my eyebrow. I know you had to catch up you next lesson, so again thank you very much. Your expertise is vital for all us who are beginner to learn makeup and we could not draw well without you that day. I hope in the future I could have a chance to work with you in this beauty field. I will be in touch with you, also follow your lesson through live streaming. Shelly Best Regards

Submitted by kyawkyawsoezhu on Sat, 29/08/2020 - 18:19

I've never thought about saying thanks with such a long text via email before. usually, I just say or send a message like 'hey, thanks for your help, really appreciate it.' but after reading text from this exercise, I want to write one to my friend that helped me on my freelance project last year.

Submitted by aml96 on Sat, 29/08/2020 - 16:37

i thank my friend Sara she is graphic design hi Sara I hope you well I am just writing to say thank you for your help in the last project you design perfect log with suitable colors with make me happy and everyone see the log also facebook page was fantastic your expertise was vital for this project i could not finish it without your help thank you again for discount and perfect work i look forward to work with you again all the best AML

Submitted by IKEDA on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 10:27

I need to say thanks for this British Council team, thanks to these good exercises with lessons here, I've been learning a lot about English. Thank you so much.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 09:35

Well, the last time I thanked my friend not a colleague. I made a renovation at home and my friend really helped me. It was my first renovation and I didn't have any experience in this case. I even didn't know where to start. My friend gave me many helpful adviсes, helped me to choose proper materials, and find a qualified electrician. We even built a partition-wall together to make a clothes room instead of an old storeroom. I can't imagine how I did all these works without him. Ok, I definitely, could make it but it would have been worse and much more expensive.

Submitted by Min Htet Kaung on Fri, 24/07/2020 - 16:12

To write honestly, I have never expressed my gratitude in words in my life. I seldom say thanks to my close friends. But in my mind, I never forget their good deeds to me. The last time l have to thank someone is in two years ago. At that time I resigned from my former company and sought for a job. One of my workmates from former company was working in a new company. He introduced me to his company and soon I got a new job. This company pays higher salary than the previous one. I didn't say thanks to him but in my mind I said thanks in deep.
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Submitted by Red Sus on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 03:03

To: British Council Team Subject: Thank you Dear British Council Team, I hope you’re well. I'm writing to say thank you for all hard-working efforts of yours. The lessons are organized and presented very clearly and easily for students to study faster and more accurately. Having an opportunity to access the free yet highest quality education, for students like us, is invaluable. I sure learned a lot, and I will keep learning. So thank you very much. I really appreciate it. Finally, I really hope you’re doing well, and always in good luck. The values you spread will always come back to you. All the best, Genma

Submitted by Javad on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 08:59

I am really a grateful person usually and most of the times I appreciated and thanks from those my friends and colleagues who help me during my daily life. It is so good for us to be thankful.

Submitted by Bush on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 08:58

From: Bush To: Team British Council Subject: Thanks Hi, I hope you all are doing well I’m writing this letter to thank you for your work and dedication in proving us with A-grade English lessons. I have learnt several new skills and I am hoping to acquire further knowledge of the English language. Your lessons will help me to implement this knowledge in real life for which I can't thank you enough. I look forward to learning new lessons with you Thank you

Submitted by martin olivares on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 19:00

When i receive help from others i always send a message to thank them for their help! we should be more grateful to the community! and we must create a really friendly atmosphere :)

Submitted by Miyu on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 14:47

From: Miyu To: Mayuka Subject: Thanks Hi Mayuka, I hope you’re well. I’m just writing to say thanks for your help with the presentation last week. We really thank you stepping in to support us by giving a great deal of information. In spite of the situation that we had not had enough time, you had prepared excellently. If you had not corrected a lot of articles, we could not have been selected the best team last week. Moreover, the data related to the foundation of our opinions were helped us complete our arrengements. We think we could not have success this presentation in time without you. We all respect you as you have talent to gather all of information that is needed to the project smoothly. We are also looking forward to working with you in same project again. We are expecting that we will learn lots of things from you for future jobs. Thank you very much. All the best, Miyu

Submitted by Alexandra crespo on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 23:58

Last time I thanked to someone for her helping was four mounth ago. I wrote him a note for his birthday. This note was for my best friend, she turned 23 years old, so I decided write a letter in gratitude for all the help you have given me in my good and bad times.

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.