A thank-you email

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.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3


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Language level

Average: 3.8 (24 votes)
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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.

Submitted by batatinha16 on Tue, 26/07/2022 - 02:07


I take in any opportunity that appears, so I´d love to stay with a host family. But everything has pros and cons. I could improve my english and lose my fear of speaking, but it´s dangerous. I wouldn´t know the hosts very much. Also, i like to have my privacy and my freedom.

Submitted by Amelle-TechLea… on Thu, 21/07/2022 - 16:35


It would be a pleasure for me to stay with a host family in an English-speaking country. That would help me improve my English listening and speaking skills. It would be an amazing experience and a great opportunity to know about the culture, traditions and life style of the new country, as well.

Submitted by hamodihamodi on Thu, 21/07/2022 - 04:42


Yes, of course, because I should learn the new country language and cultures and that is could be learning from the country's people

Submitted by Rita25 on Mon, 18/07/2022 - 03:02


Yes I would love to stay with a host family in a new country. It would be such a great honor to learn their language, culture and way of life. It would be an amazing experience.

Submitted by yaser14 on Wed, 13/07/2022 - 20:15


I like to stay with a host family because I like to learn new languages and new cultures.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Tue, 12/07/2022 - 19:05


Yes, I would like to stay with a host family in a new country.

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 .