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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


It depends on which country we travel to. Are people hospitable and reliable?

I refer choosing a homestay during a trip to a new country. We will be staying with the host family, so we have the opportunity to explore the wonderful things of local culture, natural life and experience in their activities. I always rent a homestay's room during a business trip or traveling to other countries.

Hi, I think it's really good idea to stay at host family house.

Yes of course. I would preferred visit a new country by myself.

I prefer to book a home-stay rather than a hotel when i travel abroad. It's really fun to talk to the host to know everything about the place i visit.

Hi Vicky,
First of all thank you so much for your e-mail.
It is very nice to know from you that you enjoyed a lot with my family.It is also very rewarding to know that my small effort could improve your English.Congratulations! that you have learnt cooking English food.
I also enjoyed your stay at my home.Always feel free to come again.

Thanks & Regards


Hi Phil,

I just wanted to say thank you for having me at your home as a host. I really appreciate your patience. I am sure I've improved my English a lot. I really enjoyed staying with your family. I learned cooking English food too!

Thanks again for the wonderful stay.