Developing Writing Skills in Chinese, Paperback / softback Book


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 summarisingDescription and comparison-outlining people's characters, physical attributes and appearance, places and weather This new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated throughout.

It includes a brand-new chapter on narratives and there is new coverage of digital communication methods such as text messages and emails.

An additional English-Chinese glossary is also available for free download at Writing Skills in Chinese will help students to write coherently, clearly and appropriately in a variety of contexts.

It is suitable for both classroom and self-study use.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 1 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Writing skills
  • ISBN: 9780415678896



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