7 5. SampleYou have just come back from a student exchange program in the U.S. Write a letter to your host family in New York to express your gratitude for their hospitality, describe the help they gave you, offer to repay their help and invite them to visit you.
8 Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith, I am now back to China safe and sound. In this letter I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to you and your lovely children for your kindness and hospitality to host me when I was in New York. Your generous help and tender care made me feel warmly welcomed and transformed my first American trip into a beautiful memory.
9 I do hope that your whole family pay a visit to China in future, so that I could have the opportunity to repay your friendship. I assure you that you would enjoy visiting here as I did at your home. I feel obliged to thank you once more.Sincerely yours,Li Ming
10 万能句型：In this letter I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to…Your generous help and tender care made me feel warmly welcomed and transformed my first American trip into a beautiful memory.I assure you that you would enjoy visiting here as I did at your home.I feel obliged to thank you once more .
11 6. Useful Patterns1) Please accept my sincere appreciation for … 请接受我对……真挚的感谢2) I am truly grateful to you for …… 为了……，我真心感激您3) It was good （thoughtful） of you …… 承蒙好意（关心）…… 4) You were so kind to send …… 承蒙好意送来……
12 5) Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and I am looking forward to seeing you soon. 再次感谢您的盛情款待，并期待不久见到您6）I find an ordinary "thank-you" entirely inadequate to tell you how much……我觉得一般的感谢的字眼完全不足以表达我对您多么地……7）I sincerely appreciate …… 我衷心地感谢……8）I wish to express my profound appreciation for …… 我对……深表谢意9）Many thanks for you generous cooperation.
13 Some TipsUsing stationery is always a nice touch. If you are thanking someone for a gift given at an event, try stationery that matching colors and styles of the event.Send a thank-you note as soon as possible so the recipient does not feel that you have forgotten her or him.If you have several thank-you letters to write, consider buying a box of gift cards.Thanks should be expressed for material and immaterial things. Someone who helped set up or clean up should be thanked just as much as the person who threw the party.
14 Include a return address. If the letter is to a good friend, you can include an inside joke or a bit of news for a more personal touch.If you are sending several thank you notes, be careful not to say exactly the same thing in each one. Make each note personal. It will mean more that way.A thank-you note need not be long, just genuine. If blank space on the page bugs you, use a small notecard rather than a larger sheet of paper.
15 Some Warnings Do not send thank-you notes via e-mail. Send your thank-you note via postal mail always, even if you see the person every day or week.Should you decide to go the handwritten route, don't use a pencil to write the address or note itself. The address can smear and then your letter won't arrive and also the note could smudge and look dirty, taking away from the nice feeling you have tried to create.Make sure your writing is legible.Never write a snide or sarcastic thank-you note. It is better to say nothing than to prove that you cannot be grateful for someone's time and effort.
16 8.Different types of thanks letter 1). 感谢帮助 A note of thanks for one’s help Dear William: Thank you very much for your kind letter of October 15, 2008, concerning my project. It was good of you to come to my assistance, and I appreciate your generosity. Your aid will be invaluable in helping me accomplish my objectives. If I can reciprocate at any time, please be sure to call on me. Thanks again for your courtesy.Cordially,Bear
17 2). 感谢别人的祝贺 A note of thanks for one’s compliment Dear Miss Allen: Thanks you very much for your kind letter of April 14, 2008, concerning our service. It is constantly gratifying to receive a complimentary letter like yours, which indicates that our efforts to serve you are appreciated. You may be sure that our department will receive appropriate recognition for a job well done. Thank you again for your courtesy. Cordially,Bear
18 3). 感谢别人的指教 A note of thanks for one’s guidance Dear Professor Jackson: It is just two months since I consulted with you about choosing my job and I want to assure you that I appreciate your help. Your advice has been invaluable, and I have followed the course you recommended, with gratifying results. I took the job, and consider it the wisest step I could have taken. I would like to express my gratitude, along with my very best wishes. Cordially,Bear
19 4). 感谢别人的招待并送礼物 A letter of thanks for one’s hospitality and sending a gift Dear Lora: Please accept my thanks for the very pleasant time I spent on Tuesday evening at your office. I very much appreciated your hospitality and also thoroughly enjoyed three very interesting colorful films which were shown to us. Now I would like to express my thanks for your warm hospitality with a little gift that you will shortly receive. Cordially, Susan
20 9、PracticeAfter being involved in an accident, you were looked after by another person. Write a letter of gratitude and include the following details:1) Mentioning what happened in the accident;2) Telling the person about your recovery;3) Expressing your thanks.
21 Dear John, I am writing to thank you for looking after me after that unfortunate accident the other day, when I was knocked off my bike by a taxi. If it had not been for your assistance in giving me first aid and taking me to a nearby hospital, I fear that the consequences might have been much more serious. The doctor says that my broken leg is healing well. In addition, the taxi company has agreed to pay my hospital bills. Everyone agrees that it was your quick-witted response in that Emergency that has led to this satisfactory outcome.
22 Although nowadays many people talk about the need to be unselfish and to help others, we see very few people practicing what they preach. But you showed by your actions that you are an exception. Yours sincerely,Li Ming
23 Part Two Congratulation 1. Definition得到亲友、同事、同学等通过考试，荣获晋升、获得学位、结婚、喜得贵子等好消息时写的信。
24 2. Principles1). The purpose of writing the letter is to make your reader feel certain that he or she deserves the special message of recognition and praise.2). The note should be brief, dealing with the primary topic only. These messages are most effective when they conduct no business.
25 3). The whole message should carry a tone of being positive and conversational. 4). Be sure to send the letter within a few days of the event. Any delay in delivery of the message would make your effort worse than no effort at all.
29 6. Useful ExpressionCongratulations, all of us feel proud of your remarkable achievements! 祝贺你，我们都为您所取得的巨大成就感到骄傲。 I am so pleased and happy to hear that... 听到……我真的非常高兴。 I write to congratulate you upon... 我写信来祝贺你……。 I offer you my warmest congratulations on your... 对于你的……我表示热烈的祝贺。
30 We are just as proud as can be of you and send our congratulations. 我们为你感到由衷的自豪！祝贺你！ I wish you still further success! 预祝你取得更大的成功。 We look forward to bragging about you in the years ahead. 我们希望在未来的岁月中能骄傲地谈起你。Please accept our most sincere congratulationsand very best wishes for all the good future in the world. 谨向你表示祝贺和最良好的祝福。
31 7.SampleDear Ruth， I offer my warmest congratulations on yourpromotion to Vice President of the company. I know how talented you are and how hard you’ve worked to attain this goal. No one could have been more deserving. How exciting it must be foryou to realize your ambitions after all those years of hard working. It’s been a real encouragement to me to see your effortsrewarded.
32 Sincere congratulations to you. Your expertise and dedication will bring out the best of everyone on your staff. They’re learning from a real professional. I wish you still further success. Sincerely yours, Ma Lin
33 8. PracticeWrite a letter of about 100 words to congratulate your friend Li Ming, who did well in the passed college entrance exam and has been enrolled in Peking University.
34 SampleDear Ming,We are very happy to know that you have successfully passed the college entrance examination this year and have been admitted into Peking University. Allow us to give our most sincere congratulations on this exciting occasion.You have all along been working hard at your professional studies, and you are excellent in most subjects. Your success shows that only hard work can yield good results.
35 We take this opportunity to express our best wishes to you We take this opportunity to express our best wishes to you. Wish you greater achievements in your college education.Your cordially,Tom