A thank-you email

Learn how to write a thank-you email.

Instructions

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

Reading text

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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Submitted by Eman Samir on Sat, 26/11/2022 - 10:53

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Yes, very much. I would like to stay with a host family particularly, In the UK or the USA in order to improve my English language, specifically the speaking skill and also find out about different cultures and ways of thinking.

Submitted by Eassy_2010 on Fri, 21/10/2022 - 01:12

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Dear Alis,

I just wanted to write and say thank you for everything.

You and your friend were amazing hosts. I had a great time at your school. Thank you for making me feel at the place. I'm sure my English improved a lot because of all your help too!. Also, thank you for the wonderful picnic with everyone.

If you ever come to Vietnam, I hope you will stay with me and I can show you my city too.

Speak soon

Lucky,

Submitted by J-Castle on Mon, 03/10/2022 - 11:43

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My brother sent to his two daughters to England in order to spend two English course weeks. He had the possibility to choose two different lodging, in the school or in a family host. He decided for the family host thinking that they took the advantage to learn more English.
It was an awful time for my niece, their last food was a 04,00 pm, they were lodged in the same room having just one bed for both of them, they had the dinner at 04:00 pm alone, it means not sharing the table with the host family.
After mentioning the experience of my two nieces, I think they had a bad luck.
Being with a host family is the same if I flip a coin

Submitted by santosh27 on Sun, 25/09/2022 - 15:25

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Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?

Ofcourse, it would be a new experience for me. It allows me to know their culture,hospitality and a chance for me to explore a new places over their.

Submitted by cesarasg on Tue, 06/09/2022 - 17:49

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Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?
Of course, It seems to me an extraordinary experience. Early this year, I stayed one month in the US with a family, it was an incredible experience. We ate, traveles and knew new places. It was wonderful.

Submitted by ahdi.sakta on Tue, 06/09/2022 - 02:54

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Would you like to stay with a host family in a new country?

Yes, sure. I would be a great experiance if I have that great opportunity. I believe that my English will improve a lot because I'd have many chances to speaking and listening to native speakers.

Submitted by ze-lal on Sat, 13/08/2022 - 08:02

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I've had an experience being at someone's house. Our host were my father's friends. My siblings and I lived with them for a week. They were a wonderful family and we had great time. We went to sightseeing and picnic almost every day. Those were such wonderful days. When we left their house we were really sad and I really missed them

Submitted by Linneker Pimenta on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 15:00

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Idk, I think I prefer staying in a local hotel. Being with strangers, in another country and in a different culture seems a little scared for me.

Submitted by taduyhieu on Fri, 29/07/2022 - 16:21

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Hi Bob,
I just wanted to say thank you for the successful team building. We had a great time. We had many outdoor activities to connect team members. I had a delicious dinner with my favorite foods. Although I feel a bit tired I am very happy.
I am very ready for the next team building.

Yes, I want to stay with host family in another country to improve my speaking skill. I'd love living with host family because I've lived in the hostel when I was university student.