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 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.

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.