A thank-you email

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


  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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Submitted by klshnkv on Sat, 02/07/2022 - 13:52


Hi Britsh Council,

I comment to say thank you and just practice for what I learned in this lesson.

You do a very important work to help people with their English and I really appreciate it. I hope to learn more here. Thank you for this opportunity.

Keep in touch,


Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 14:56


I always wanted to live in a foreign country but the expenditure on living is very expensive that's why ı never tried to live in another country. To stay with a host family in a new country is a cheaper way to stay there that's why ı want to stay with a host family. Another advantage is learning the native culture and language.

Hi guys i always hope the leave to another countrys for studying or living a few months and i want to see how my languge change withe a new people so i love hear to the english languge wherever and all time
thank you for your help me .

Submitted by erkosman1 on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 18:24


Yes i would like it. If i will go to learn foreing language there. i belive that interaction with someones is very important on language education. It is said in Turkey that foreing language doesn't learn unless touch tongue to tongue :))

Submitted by Dave.7 on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 21:22


I would like to, why not it's going to improve your English faster and on top of that you wouldn't feel lonely.

Submitted by Waleed kasem on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 21:15


Hello Mike,

I just wanted to write and say thank you for everything.
I had a great time with your friends, thank you for making me at home. your homemade food was delicious.

Submitted by Pann Nilar Htun on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 04:45


Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?
Yes, of course. I love to stay with a host family in a new country if I get opportunity. Because I can learn their custom and culture, habits and language. I can also taste their traditional foods. I can request to one of their family member to accompany when I visit the historical places and ask what I want to know. I am hoping for getting that chance sooner.

Submitted by greenglee on Mon, 09/05/2022 - 18:54


Of course! I like meeting new people and their habits. And I like every possibility to improve my language skills, especially speaking and listening.

Submitted by GraceMyat on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 10:40


Yes,I would like to stay with a host family in a new country.I wanted to learn new experiences about life.I also want to improve my English skills a lot.So,if my host is a friendly native speaker , I would like to learn speaking skills from them.I want to go everywhere I have never been to.

Submitted by Jaci Anita on Sun, 01/05/2022 - 18:53


I woul love to stay with a host family in a new country and learn about the culture and improve a foreign language.

How can you trust? I have anxieties about it. the world host every type of people. Learning new culture or improving language skills are not important if I compare my life LOL

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Fri, 01/04/2022 - 11:10


Hi Valentina,

I just wanted to write and say thank you for your hospitality. Thank you for all the wonderful cooking you did. I hope to see you soon. If you ever come to Berlin, I hope you will stay with me. I'm sure my English improved a lot because of you.

Write soon,

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Fri, 18/02/2022 - 13:56


Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?
Yes, absolutely! I'd like to stay with a host family in a new country, I think it's amazing, it helps me to get better understanding of other cultures as well as learning new language skills and overcoming chalanges of living in foreign country with a local people.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 14:57


Yes, I like to stay with house host family in a new country because this is the best way to visit a country and know her culture.

Submitted by hello5423 on Mon, 20/12/2021 - 14:29


Yes, I would because have a friend in England help me to learn more skills about English and know new things about culture.

Submitted by Sagoon on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 14:59


Yes,I would becase I want to improve my english skill very much and fastly as soon as I can .So I think if I live with host who is native speaker, It will be very great opportunity and I hope someday I wish I will be have great opportunity certainly.

Submitted by Gorelik on Mon, 22/11/2021 - 20:02


Yes? I want to stay with a host family in a new country, because i can better my English. I can get to know new culture and food. Now I am looking a host family for my son next summer holidays.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 12:57


Staying in a host family in other countrie would be a wonderful experience because you will learn differente food,behavior,talking culture but if you palne to be hosted more than 3 days, it will be a little bit difficulte for the hosting family to support and treat you like the first day you came in.

Submitted by tania.fungambuto on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 17:22


I would like to be a host of an family in another country. It could be an wonderful experience to make new friends, learn about the different culture and food. As well it would be a way of improve my English skills.

Submitted by Bena - Mustafa on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 23:02


Yes I would , Anyone here a adopt me🤣 (host) , Because i want to improve my conversation skills to communicate with people.

Oh, honey. I can relate. I wanna speak with people perfect. It is interesting to write in the same way as in your native language

Submitted by linhchinbk on Sun, 31/10/2021 - 13:24


Yes. If I live alone in a new city, I feel quite lonely. So I think that stay with a host family is a good choice. I have an oppotunity to learn more from them, such as their cultures, history and so on. In addtion, I can improve my English
a lot. It's so nice.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 29/10/2021 - 09:57


I would like to stay with a new family. This will give you amazing experience. Chance to learn a new language with a new family. I'm very happy to do that. In this time I'm learning English so I go and live in abroad.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 12:43


i think it's amazing but i hope they won't mind about that

Submitted by Abdurrahim on Sat, 02/10/2021 - 12:55


I think this is a complicated issue and it is related to a different situation. For example, staying in a host family can be a new opportunity to learn a new language. But sometimes it can be an unpleasant experience, a new family may not be convincing for you, or family rules may be difficult for you. Therefore, you should think carefully when deciding to stay in the host family.

Submitted by avenesra on Sat, 14/08/2021 - 06:31

I’d like to stay with a host family, as for me it’s an overjoyed experience and they can help me with practice my English! They can also show me the city where I am staying. I can look at and learn how other families live nowadays.

Submitted by DW on Fri, 18/06/2021 - 02:35

If just stay with a host family for a short while, maybe one week, it is fine for me. But if need to stay for a long time, let say over one month, I think I will just feel a bit uncomfortable, since I will think that I just like an outsider. But I do dream for a working holiday! If I can go to a foreign country for one year, I hope I can share an apartment with several people from difference countries. I prefer living in a dormitory rather than a host family.

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Tue, 01/06/2021 - 19:36

NO I wouldn't I can not feel comfortable and safe in someone's house
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Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 13:59

I would love to stay a while with a family that speaks English and thus learn their language and customs.
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Submitted by PuenteD on Sun, 02/05/2021 - 16:55

I really want and would enjoy to visit Ukraine. In this country I have a friend, and she help me once or twice a moth to practice my skill writing in English by Facebook.

Submitted by DarwinM on Sat, 24/04/2021 - 01:52

Yes, I would. I think first it'll be a little uncomfortable because we'd be strangers, but once we start to know each other, it'll change. Also, staying with a host family would be an incredible opportunity to practice their language and enjoy their culture. It's sure to be a wonderful experience.

Submitted by mostafa99 on Thu, 22/04/2021 - 05:50

Yes, I would like to live with a host family because it will be a great experience to me and the different culture will give me benefits at my personality
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Submitted by mirtha on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 16:51

No, I would not. I prefer to stay in a hotel with my space and privacy but if I had not an option, I would like to stay a short time.

Submitted by AbdelmalekBC on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 11:22

Yes, I am so exited to visit JAPAN and I'd like to stay with a host family to discover and to know more about the culture of this country as well as improve my Japanese language.

Submitted by Dibesciak on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 21:08

I really would like to stay in other country , I would love to go somewhere where is very hot weather :)

Submitted by Ehsan on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 07:02

absolutely my answer is yes. I would like to experience a new type of life, culture, language, foods, places and etc.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 20:32

I would love to do an interchange. I prefer to carry out experience in countries like New Zeland or Canada.

Submitted by amola on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 15:54

Actually ,No I DON'T LIKE TO SHARE home strange people except my family .

Submitted by Bandar 777 on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 15:13

Yes i think it would be wonderful journey to life in Forging house and Every Day Lering something New So Yes

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Fri, 26/03/2021 - 14:43

Yes, I would like to stay with a host family in a new country to get to know them. I would like to get to know other cultures, languages and people.

Submitted by Asni on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 01:02

I definitely do. I'd be thrilled to stay with an English native speaker family in Canada or England. I'm absolutely fascinated by those countries and staying with a host family would allow me to make the most of my visit, it would be an amazing way to get out of my comfort zone practising my English in the most effective way possible. Moreover, it would be a great opportunity to have contact with new people and discover a completely different culture from mine.

Submitted by Giuliana on Sun, 21/03/2021 - 21:55

yes well, i don't know because i have afraid go to a new country where i don't know anyone buttttttt yes, i would like but firstly i would like improve my english because is very terrifying go to a new place and not understanding a single word of they say

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 23:43

I would like to stay with a host family. It is wonderful experience, I thing so. I never stay with a host family. Usually I stay at hotel.

Submitted by PARIMALA MADIAZHAKAN on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 04:38

Yes definitely I like to stay with host family in other country. I really loving that. Even I had a friend who stay at Paris and he always ask me to come his house. After this pandemic, definitely I'm gonna visit my friend home at Paris and spend time with him.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 02:01

Yes!! I would like to stay with a host family in a new country. it will be great experience and opportunities to know about their culture. actually I did it once in Australia. I stayed with host mother and another student. I can't forget that time as it was my first time to live in a new country. they are nice and kind. and I have to speak English every time even if I couldn't speak or understand. It was good way to improve English and motivate me to study English.

Submitted by dianandrade on Sun, 21/02/2021 - 20:21

I have already stayed in a host family was once of my favorite experience, they help me in my learning process and they always offer me their help , i would love to repeat that experience

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 18:23

Yes, it's my dream, I would like to stay with a host family in England for improving my English a lot.

Submitted by Nimra on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 16:32

Yes, I would love to live with a host family in a foreign country.

Submitted by LISI20 on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 20:22

OMG that will be great! I love the idea to be some weeks in a foreing country with a family and spend time with them and learn about that country culture. One of my dreams is to be a culinary tourist and travel around the world teasting the flavor of each country!