Developing Writing Skills in Chinese


Developing Writing Skills in Chinese has been devised for post-intermediate students who need to write Chinese in the course of their life, work or study.

Each unit covers a specific style of writing and is reinforced with a rich selection of model texts. All texts are followed by supporting notes examining the formats, styles, grammar structures or special phrases featured. A wide variety of exercises are featured throughout, and each unit concludes with a helpful glossary given in Chinese characters, pinyin and English translations. An answer key is also included in the back of the book.

The following writing styles and genres are covered:

  • Personal correspondence—greetings and condolences, explanations and apologising, making arrangements and keeping in touch
  • Formal writing—announcements and adverts, letters of enquiry and application, business correspondence, developing an argument, facts and data
  • Narration—story narratives, reporting speech, exemplifying and summarising
  • Description and comparison—outlining people’s characters, physical attributes and appearance, places and weather

Developing Writing Skills in Chinese

Eng Chinese glossary

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