IB Chinese B SL Writing Prompts: The Complete List

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EVERY IB Chinese SL B Writing Prompt (With Translations!)

 

The IB Chinese writing paper is one of the hardest parts of the IB Chinese course. But as they say, practice makes perfect, and in the case of exams, this means practising with past papers. Here are all prompts we could find from IB Chinese B SL past papers.

 

In the exam, you have a choice between five prompts on different topics. For each prompt, you must write 300 – 480 words.

 

Tips

  • You should aim for the word count, as it is hard to write enough to gain all the marks possible with just 300 words.
  • Make sure you know the conventions of each text type and that you use them in your writing. Not doing so results in losing (some fairly easy) marks.
  • The five prompts come from the five topics you study. You should aim to be an expert in at least 2-3 of the topics so that if a prompt is not something you like, you still have the option to choose a different topic and still do well.

 

In this article, there is an English translation, but remember you won’t have one in the exam.

Tuesday 7 November 2017 Exam

 

  1. 文化的多样性
    因为资金不足,你的学校打算取消让学生到中国学习的计划。你认为这个交流计划对学习汉语和中国文化有很大的帮助,不应该取消。写一封信给校长,说明你的意见,并说服他/她改变取消交流计划的决定。

  2. 风俗与传统
    你的中国朋友邀请你到他/她的家庆祝一个中国传统节日。这次经验令你印象深刻,也让你对中国文化有更多的了解。写一篇日记,谈谈你对这次经验的想法和感受。

  3. 健康
    最近的调查发现,现代青少年比他们父母那一代少做运动。你对调查的结果感到非常惊讶。写一张传单,向年轻人介绍一些能在日常生活中多做运动的有趣方法,贴在学校的公告栏上。

  4. 休闲
    在开学的时候,你组织了一个“休闲活动日”的活动,希望能让新学生更好地融入学校的生活。写一份报告给校长,检讨活动的结果,为明年的活动安排提出建议。

  5. 科学与技术
    越来越多学生喜欢利用“网上翻译”功能来学习新的语言。为校刊写一篇文章,谈谈利用“网上翻译”学习语言的好处和坏处。

1.Cultural diversity

Because of insufficient funds, your school plans to cancel the program for students to study in China. You think this exchange plan is very helpful for learning Chinese and Chinese culture and should not be cancelled. Write a letter to the principal to explain your opinion and convince him/her to change the decision to cancel the exchange program.

2. Customs and traditions
Your Chinese friend invites you to his/her home to celebrate a traditional Chinese festival. This experience has impressed you and also given you a better understanding of Chinese culture. Write a diary to talk about your thoughts and feelings about this experience.

3. Health
Recent surveys have found that modern teenagers exercise less than their parents’ generation. You are very surprised by the results of the survey. Write a leaflet to introduce young people to some interesting ways to exercise more in their daily lives, posted on the school bulletin board.

4. Leisure
At the beginning of the school year, you organized a “Leisure Day” event, hoping to make new students better integrated into the school life. Write a report to the principal to review the results of the event and make recommendations for next year’s event schedule.

5. Science and technology
More and more students like to use the “online translation” feature to learn new languages. Write an article for the school magazine about the benefits and disadvantages of using “online translation” to learn a language.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 Exam

1. 文化的多样性
你在一个说中文的大城市里住了几个月,在一次假期中,你去了一个乡下地方。在那儿,你注意到很多人的生活习惯跟大城市的不太一样。写一篇日记,谈谈城市和乡下的生活习惯有什么不同和自己的感受。


  1. 风俗与传统
    你正在一个说中文的城市旅游,刚好想起你一个好朋友的生日快到了。你决定买当地的特产寄给朋友,并附上一封信告诉他/她这份生日礼物有什么特别,同时也说明你为什么会选这份礼物。写这封信。

  2. 健康
    最近你的很多朋友都感冒了,为了不让更多学生感冒,请在学校网站写一个如何避免感冒的说明(操作步骤说明)。

  3. 休闲
    你最近迷上了一部很受欢迎的电视连续剧。在校刊上发表一篇评论,谈谈这部连续剧吸引人的地方,以及什么地方不太合理。写这篇评论。

  4. 科学与技术
    作为校刊的记者,你要采访一位热爱教科学的老师。请他/她谈谈为什么喜欢教科学,还有科学能带给年轻人什么正面的影响。写这篇采访稿。

 

1.Cultural diversity
You lived in a big city that speaks Chinese for a few months. During a holiday, you went to the country. There, you notice that many people’s living habits are not the same as those in big cities. Write a diary about how the city and the country’s living habits are different and how they feel.

2. Customs and traditions
You are travelling in a city that speaks Chinese and just remembered that the birthday of a good friend is coming soon. You decide to buy a local speciality and send it to a friend and attach a letter to tell him/her what the special birthday gift is, and why you chose this gift. Write a letter.

3. Health
Recently, many of your friends have caught a cold. In order to prevent more students from catching a cold, please write a description on how to avoid a cold on the school website (operation instructions).

  1. Leisure

You have recently fallen in love with a very popular TV series. Post a comment in the school magazine to talk about the attraction of this series and what is not reasonable. Write a review.


5. Science and technology
As a journalist in the school magazine, you have to interview a teacher who loves to teach science. Ask him/her to talk about why he likes to teach science and what positive effects science can bring to young people. Write an interview.

Tuesday 22 November 2016 Exam

1. 文化的多样性
你的朋友打算到中国升学,写一封信给他/她,说明如何面对文化差异的问题,例如老师和学生之间的关系、学习方法和课外活动等。

2. 风俗与传统
你是学校中文学会的主席,为校报写一篇文章,希望向同学推广一种中国传统艺术,例如武术、戏剧和茶艺等。

3. 健康
你作为学生代表,在学校举办的“健康生活周”的开幕式上发言。写一篇演讲稿,谈谈健康饮食对高中生的重要性,并提出一些建议。

4. 休闲
暑假时,你去了一个中国夏令营当运动教练,教导小学生一种体育运动。写一篇日记,谈谈你的经验和感受。

5. 科学与技术
现在不少中学生沉迷上网,给他们设计一份小册子,谈谈“怎样培养良好的上网习惯”。

1.Cultural diversity
Your friend plans to go to China to study. Write a letter to him/her explaining how to deal with cultural differences, such as the relationship between teachers and students, learning methods and extracurricular activities.

2. Customs and traditions
You are the chairman of the Chinese Society of the School. Write an article for the school newspaper, that hopes to promote a traditional Chinese art, such as martial arts, drama and tea art.

3. Health
As a student representative, you will speak at the opening ceremony of the “Healthy Life Week” held at the school. Write a speech about the importance of healthy eating for high school students and make some suggestions.

4. Leisure
During the summer vacation, you went to a Chinese summer camp as a sports coach to teach primary school students a type of sport. Write a diary to talk about your experiences and feelings.

5. Science and technology
Now, many middle school students are addicted to the Internet. Design a booklet for them to talk about “how to cultivate good online habits.”

Thursday 5 May 2016 Exam

  1. 文化的多样性
    你们班刚看完一本书,谈到因为文化差异而发生的一些问题。你的老师要你们 写一篇议论文,谈谈自己的看法。
  2.  风俗与传统
    你的中国笔友写信告诉你,他/她家人最近忙着过“端午节”,这是一个纪念历史人物的节日,他/她问你在你的国家有没有这样的节日,请回这封信。

    3. 健康
    减轻压力的方法有很多种,有的人看书,有的人运动,有的人玩电脑游戏, 也有人因此染上吸毒、喝酒的坏习惯。下一期的校刊,征稿说明染上玩电脑游 戏、吸毒、喝酒等等坏习惯对健康的影响,写这篇文章。

    4. 休闲
    五十周年校庆快要到了,你们学生会举办很多的庆祝活动,比方说音乐会、运动会、义卖会等等活动。写一张传单来吸引大家参加你最喜欢的活动。

    5. 科学与技术
    很多人争论电脑带给人们的利与弊。你们班为这个话题举办一个辩论会, 你是反方第一位代表。写这篇辩论稿,谈谈为什么电脑带给人们坏处多于 好处。

    1.Cultural diversity
    Your class just read a book and talked about some of the problems that have occurred because of cultural differences. Your teacher wants you to write a dissertation and talk about your own opinions.

    2. Customs and traditions
    Your Chinese pen pal writes to tell you that his/her family has recently been busy with the Dragon Boat Festival. This is a festival to commemorate historical figures. He/she asks if you have such a holiday in your country. Please reply to this letter.

    3. Health
    There are many ways to reduce stress. Some people read books, some people exercise, some people play computer games, and some people get bad habits like taking drugs and drinking. For the next issue of the school journal, they call for notes on the health effects of bad habits such as computer games, drug use, and drinking. Write this article.

    4. Leisure
    The 50th anniversary is coming soon, and your students will hold many celebrations, such as concerts, sports games, charity fairs and so on. Write a flyer to attract everyone to your favourite event.

    5. Science and technology
    Many people argue about the pros and cons of computers. Your class holds a debate on this topic. You are the first representative of the opposition. Write this debate and talk about why computers bring people more harm than good

Tuesday 24 November 2015 Exam

1. 文化的多样性
你是报社的记者,采访一位刚搬来的新移民。访问中,这位新移民会分享融入
新社会的各种困难和克服困难的经验。写这个访谈。

2. 风俗与传统
今天是“风俗文化日”,学校邀请了一个著名的演艺团体,表演中国传统戏曲
和武术。写一篇日记,谈谈今天的活动和举办“风俗文化日”的意义。

3. 健康
最近,社会上美容整形的风气越来越盛行,不少青少年都希望通过整形手术来
让自己变得更好看。写一篇博客,谈谈你的看法。

4. 休闲
暑假快到了,你打算利用假期的时间参加义工服务。青年协会正在招募义工,
为社区中的贫困老人和孩子服务。写一封申请信,说明你为什么适合当义工。

5. 科学与技术
随着网络的普及,不少人认为学生在家里通过电脑就能学习,再也不用回到
学校上课。中文课上将会举办一个辩论会,讨论“网络课程可以取代学校课程
吗?”。写一篇辩论稿说明你的立场。你必须选择赞成或反对的一个立场

1.Cultural diversity
You are a reporter from the newspaper and have interviewed a new immigrant who just moved. During the visit, the new immigrant will share their experience of integration, the difficulties of the new society and the experience of overcoming difficulties. Write this interview.

2. Customs and traditions
Today is the “Customs and Culture Day”. The school invited a famous performing arts group to perform traditional Chinese opera and martial arts. Write a diary about what went on today and what it means to have a “custom culture day”.

3. Health
Recently, the trend of cosmetic and plastic surgery in the society has become more and more popular. Many teenagers hope to undergo plastic surgery to make themselves better. Write a blog and talk about your opinion.

4. Leisure
The summer vacation is coming, and you plan to use time during the holiday to participate in volunteer service. Youth associations are recruiting volunteers to serve the poor elderly and children in the community. Write a letter of application stating why you are suitable for volunteering.

5. Science and technology
With the popularity of the Internet, many people think that students can learn at home through computers, and never have to go back to school. There will be a debate in the Chinese class to discuss “Can online courses can replace school courses?” Write a debate draft to explain your position. You must choose a position that is in favor or against.

Monday 11 May 2015 Exam

1. 文化的多样性
在中国电影周,你学到了许多中国文化特点,给校刊投稿,比较中国文化跟别
的国家文化的不同点。

2. 风俗与传统
你觉得你的国家中有一个风俗习惯是值得分享的。谈谈这个风俗习惯是什么、
怎么来的、为什么对你来说是很重要的。写这个博客。

3. 健康
最新的研究指出,高中学生通常比较晚睡觉,所以不应该太早上课,上课时间
最好是从早上九点半到下午三点半。写一封信给校长,希望你的学校考虑改变
上课时间,并且说明改变的理由。

4. 休闲
你是学生会社团活动的负责人,请提供一个社团简介来吸引学生们参加社团,
写这个简介。

5. 科学与技术
现在网上交友很流行,你们班根据这个话题举办一个辩论会,你是反方代表,
不赞成网上交友。写这篇辩论稿。

1.Cultural diversity
During the China Film Week, you learned a lot about Chinese cultural characteristics, contributed to the school journal, and compared one Chinese culture with the other and the differences in national culture.

2. Customs and traditions
You feel that there is a custom in your country that is worth sharing. Talk about what this custom is and why come and why is it important to you. Write a blog.

3. Health
The latest research indicates that high school students usually sleep late, so they should not be in class too early. It is best to have class from 9:30 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon. Write a letter to the principal in the hope that your school will consider changing class times and explain the reason for the change.

4. Leisure
You are the person in charge of the student union club activities, please provide a community profile to attract students to participate in the club. Write this introduction.

5. Science and technology
Online dating is very popular now, and your class will hold a debate on this topic. You are the representative of the opposition and disapprove of online dating. Write this debate.

Wednesday 12 November 2014 Exam

1. 文化的多样性
你的学校举办了“国际文化嘉年华”的活动。活动中有不同的文艺表演和售卖 各种纪念品。写一封信给你的朋友,谈谈当天活动的情况及你的感想。

  1. 风俗与传统
    社区报新增了一个名为“美味生活”的栏目。写一篇文章投稿,介绍一些现代人喜欢的中国传统美食。

  2. 健康
    一位有名的运动员到学校推广“全民运动日”,说明体育运动对健康生活的重要性。你是校报的记者,负责采访这名运动员。用问答方式来写这篇访谈。

    4. 休闲
    现今的社会,不少人喜欢选择自助旅游的方式到外国游览观    光。请写一份自助旅游小册子,说明自助旅游的好处及必须注意的事项。

    5. 科学与技术
    因为手机的普遍使用,让许多人能方便地用发短信的方式来进行沟通。你对人 们经常用手机发短信的影响有一些想法。写一篇日记,记录你对这个现象的 意见。

 

1.Cultural diversity
Your school has organized an event called “International Cultural Carnival”. There are different cultural performances and various souvenirs at the event. Write a letter to your friend to talk about the day’s activities and your feelings.

2. Customs and traditions
The community newspaper has added a section called “Delicious Life”. Write an article to present some traditional Chinese cuisine that modern people like.


3. Health
A well-known athlete went to school to promote “National Sports Day” to illustrate the importance of sports for a healthy life. You are a reporter of the school newspaper and are responsible for interviewing this athlete. Write this interview in a question and answer format.

4. Leisure
In today’s society, many people like to choose a self-help tour to visit the country. Please write a self-help travel brochure explaining the benefits of self-help travel and what you must pay attention to.

5. Science and technology
Because of the universal use of mobile phones, many people can easily communicate by texting. You have some thoughts on the impact of people often using mobile phones to send text messages. Write a diary to record your opinion on this phenomenon.

Tuesday 13 May 2014 Exam

1.文化的多样性
中国的节日当中,有的跟你国家的一些节日相似,有的相当不一样,中文老师 要你们写一篇报道比较两国之间节日的相似处,或者不同的地方。

2. 风俗与传统
最近在你的校园很多人随手扔垃圾,在很多亚洲国家的学生,每天下课以后都 得花半个小时打扫教室,走道,厕所。你觉得这是保持校园干净的好方法, 也是每个学生的责任。给校刊投一篇稿,希望得到同学的支持。

  1. 健康
    新年新计划,健康一整年。很多人一开始理想都很高,可是常常一忙就忘了做. 从你过去成功的经验,请你把你的方法分享给网友。写这个博客/部落格。

    4. 休闲
    你的中国朋友打算暑假的时候来你的国家旅行一个月。他/她已经上网查了一 些资料,但是他/她想请你说说有哪些地方一定不能错过,还有哪些事一定得 体验。写这个电子邮件。

    5. 科学与技术
    电子课本走进校园,让学生告别笨重的大书包,是很多人的梦想,也有很多人 不赞同。你们班为这个话题举办一个辩论会,你是正方代表。写这篇辩论稿赞 同使用电子课本。

1.Cultural diversity
Some of the festivals in China are similar to some festivals in your country, and some are quite different. Chinese teachers want you to write a report comparing the similarities between festivals between the two countries, or different places.

2. Customs and traditions
Recently, many people on your campus have been throwing garbage at home. Students in many Asian countries spend half an hour cleaning classrooms, walkways, and toilets after class every day. You think this is a good way to keep your campus clean and a responsibility for every student. Submit a manuscript to the school magazine, hoping to get the support of your classmates.

3. Health
New year new plan, to be healthy for a whole year. Many people have high ideals at first, but often forget to do it when they are busy. From your past successful experience, please share your method with netizens. Write a blog.

4. Leisure
Your Chinese friend is planning to travel to your country for a month during the summer vacation. He/she has checked the information on the Internet, but he/she wants to ask you about which places must not be missed, and what else must be experienced. Write an email.

5. Science and technology
Electronic textbooks go into the campus and let students bid farewell to the bulky big school bags. It is the dream of many people, and many people disagree. Your class holds a debate for this topic. You are the representative of the party. Write this debate and praise the use of electronic textbooks.


Tuesday 12 November 2013 Exam

1.文化的多样性
你计划在高中毕业后,到一个中国城市居住一年。写一封电子邮件给你的
朋友,谈谈你打算怎么样学习那个城市的语言和文化。

2. 风俗与传统
你是学校杂志的记者,采访一位参加了中国夏令营的外国学生,访问中,这位
外国学生会分享他/她于夏令营中的经历和最让他/她印象难忘的中国文化
活动。写这个访谈。

3. 健康
考试快到了,你的好朋友面对很大的学习压力,晚上睡不好觉。给你的好朋友
写一封信,分享你面对压力的经验,告诉他/她减少压力的方法。

4. 休闲
放假的时候,你和一位外国朋友到北京一家著名的餐馆吃中国菜。写一篇
日记,谈谈这次出外用餐的经验。

5. 科学与技术
学校的中文报征文,题目是“打电脑游戏对年轻人的影响”。写一篇文章
投稿

1.Cultural diversity
You plan to live in a Chinese city for one year after graduating from high school. Write an email to your friends, talking about how you plan to learn the language and culture of that city.

2. Customs and traditions
You are a reporter for the school magazine, interviewing a foreign student who participated in the Chinese summer camp. During the visit, the foreign student will share his/her experience in the summer camp and the Chinese culture that most impressed him/her activity. Write this interview.

3. Health
Exams are coming, and your good friends are facing a lot of learning pressure and can’t sleep well at night. Give your friends a letter, sharing your experience with stress, and tell him/her how to reduce stress.

4. Leisure
During the holiday, you and a foreign friend went to a famous restaurant in Beijing to eat Chinese food. Write an diary, talking about the experience of this outing.

5. Science and technology
The school’s Chinese newspaper had an essay titled “The Impact of Computer Games on Young People”. Write an article submission.

Friday 10 May 2013 Exam

1. 文化的多样性
你们的中文班今天上课时讨论<社会对于美的定义是否对年轻人造成压力>的议题。写一篇日记,谈你对今天讨论的心得。

2. 风俗与传统
你和你的中国朋友在讨论各种不同的问候语言和对彼此的称呼方式。写一个电子邮件,告诉你的朋友你对这个话题的看法。

3. 健康
根据学校调查的结果,多数的学生不吃早餐。你是学校的健康生活社社长。你将要在学校的集会演讲,目的是要提醒同学们<早餐的重要性>。写这篇演讲稿。

4. 休闲
一位有名的影星来你们学校。你代表学校中文报采访这位影星。你请他/她谈谈<如何成为一位成功的演员>。写这篇采访稿。

5. 科学与技术
你们学校规定学生研究报告的资料不得从互联网得来。你觉得这是一个错

1.Cultural diversity
Your Chinese class discussed the topic of “Social definition of beauty is putting pressure on young people” in class today. Write a diary and talk about your thoughts on today’s discussion.

2. Customs and traditions
You and your Chinese friends are discussing different greeting languages and how to call each other. Write an email and tell your friends what you think about this topic.

3. Health
According to the results of the school survey, most students do not eat breakfast. You are the president of the school’s Healthy Living Society. You will be speaking at a school gathering to remind students of the importance of breakfast. Write this speech.

4. Leisure
A famous movie star came to your school. You interviewed the movie star on behalf of the school Chinese newspaper. You ask him/her to talk about “how to be a successful actor”. Write this interview.

5. Science and technology
Your school stipulates that student research reports may not be obtained from the Internet. You think this is a mistake.

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