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