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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.



Language level

Beginner: A1


Hi Michael!

I just want to say thank you for a couple of weeks in your house.
I had a great time at your house. You showed me many interesting things in your country. Your mother's chicken sandwich is the best delicious dishes I have ever eaten. Thank for your help, my English is better now.

If you ever go to my country - Vietnam, I will stay with you.
I will take you to walk on the shaded and quiet street. I will cook many delicious dishes for you :).

Take care!
See you later!

Not at all. I prefer to go a hotel in a new country and make a nuisance of myself.

Yes, I would love to stay with a host family in a new country. For me it will be a new experience for me. They will not only just help me to know about new culture and food but also make me feel like home in that country.

Yes. It will be so cool ^^

Yes, I think I'd like to stay with a host family in a new country. I'm the kind of person full of curiosity, so I like to meet different people, learn different cultrues and customs and I like to make friends. I'll be excited when I feel something is challengable and I'm always want to know the answers as soon as possible, so it will be better that have someone near to ask.

Hi Kim,

I am sending this email to thank you about 2 weeks in your house.
I had a lot of happy memories spending with your family. I have to say that your pancake is the best I have ever eaten. And although 2 weeks run too fast, my English was improved a lot because of your family's help.
I hope that you'll come to Vietnam onday and stay with me. I'll introduce to you my hometown, our well-known street foods as well.
So keep in touch.
See you soon.

Chi Do

i'm not sure it would be comfortable to live with host family. moreover, they are aboard. and i'm a little worried to meeting strangers whose culture, habits and language are different from mine. unless if i have intention to adjust them :)

Use emojis (e.g. smiley) or emoticons (e.g. :) ) to show you’re joking.

i put true for that but i got X for that why?

Hello Santhi J

Do you mean for the sixth sentence in Task 1? Please note that what it says and what you say are different. It is talking about a specific emoji: :(

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

It is a good opportunity to see and understand other cultures. So, I would definitely stay with them and I will do the same when any or all of them visit my country.