Developing Writing Skills in Chinese / Edition 1

Developing Writing Skills in Chinese / Edition 1

by Boping Yuan, Kan Qian
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415215846

ISBN-13: 9780415215848

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Developing Writing Skills in Chinese has been devised for post-intermediate students of Chinese who need to write Chinese in the course of their life, work or study. Each unit contains a selection of model texts, each followed by clear notes in English on the format, style, grammar or language demonstrated in the text. A variety of exercises allows the student to

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Developing Writing Skills in Chinese has been devised for post-intermediate students of Chinese who need to write Chinese in the course of their life, work or study. Each unit contains a selection of model texts, each followed by clear notes in English on the format, style, grammar or language demonstrated in the text. A variety of exercises allows the student to practise these writing techniques themselves. Developing Writing Skills in Chinese is suitable for use as a classroom text, or as a self-study resource. The course is functionally based, with each unit focused on a particular form of writing, from New Year cards to business correspondence. Units need not be studied in sequence, so students are free to focus on their particular needs. Written by experienced teachers of Chinese and thoroughly trialled with non-native students of Chinese, Developing Writing Skills in Chinese will help students to write coherently, clearly and appropriately in a variety of contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415215848
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Developing Writing Skills Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Unit 1Cards1
1.1Birthday cards2
1.2New Year's greeting cards5
1.3Wedding cards7
1.4Condolence cards9
Unit 2Notes12
2.1Explaining things12
2.2Making arrangements14
2.3Instructing people to do things15
2.4Asking for help17
2.5Apologising19
2.6Giving instructions20
Unit 3Personal letters25
3.1Format of a personal letter25
3.2Format of an envelope28
3.3Letters with a specific purpose30
3.4Keep-in-touch letters36
Unit 4Announcements, small ads and others40
4.1Announcements40
4.2Small ads41
4.3Others44
4.3.1Lost and found44
4.3.2Receipts46
4.3.3Written request for leave47
Unit 5Formal letters51
5.1Letters of application51
5.2Letters inquiring about job opportunities54
5.3Letters requesting information56
5.4Replies57
Unit 6Reporting speech63
6.1Conversation reporting63
6.2Formal speech reporting64
Unit 7Exemplification, reformulation and summary71
7.1Exemplification71
7.2Reformulation72
7.3Summary72
Unit 8Comparison and contrast, simile and metaphor77
8.1Comparison and contrast77
8.2Simile and metaphor79
Unit 9Procedure, process and development85
9.1Procedure and process85
9.2Past development process86
9.3Developing an argument88
9.4Developmental trend90
Unit 10Descriptions of people's physical attributes97
10.1Hair97
10.2Beard99
10.3Eyes99
10.4Nose100
10.5Mouth and teeth101
10.6Face101
10.7Stature104
10.8Age106
Unit 11Descriptions of people's emotional attributes113
11.1Liking113
11.2Being happy114
11.3Sorrow and grief115
11.4Being sad and depressed117
11.5Being terrified and panic-stricken118
11.6Being angry and indignant119
11.7Feeling remorse and regret120
11.8Missing and longing for121
Unit 12Descriptions of people's disposition and moral attributes127
12.1Being lively and humorous127
12.2Being warm and optimistic128
12.3Being reserved and modest129
12.4Being clever and honest130
Unit 13Descriptions of people's movements and actions134
13.1Walking134
13.2Running135
13.3Seeing136
13.4Listening138
13.5Speaking140
Unit 14Descriptions of places and the weather145
14.1East, west, south and north145
14.2Location147
14.3Buildings149
14.4The sky151
14.5Wind, rain and snow152
Unit 15Business correspondence157
15.1Letters promoting the sale of goods157
15.2Letters inquiring about prices160
15.3Letters quoting the price162
15.4Letters ordering goods164
15.5Letters confirming shipment166
Key to some exercises (positioned upside down)170
Chinese-English Glossary175

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