We have looked at how to write an introduction for a task 1 map question. We have also looked at the vocabulary required for this specific type of task. In this class you will learn two effective ways which you can use to structure an IELTS Task 1 Maps task.
This Maps task should look familiar to you. First study the task and sample answer below, then complete the true/false exercise.
Ex 1 Sample Task 1 Answer
The maps reveal developments in the British village of Wells-on-the-Water over a 25-year period. Overall, it is clear that Wells-on-the-Water developed from a small, agricultural village to a larger and more commercial settlement.
The most notable development was that the forest north of Woods Drive was cleared and replaced with a new commercial area. A new access road, Queen’s Drive, was constructed which connected Woods Drive to the area north east of the village. New shops were constructed along both Woods Drive and Queen’s Drive. In the south of the village, Mansion Lane was extended and a bridge was built allowing access across the river. New houses were constructed on both sides of Mansion Lane. All of this construction seriously reduced the amount of farmland around the village. The old farm house and the post office at the western end of Mansion Lane were demolished and replaced with a park. The post office was relocated to one of the new buildings on Queen’s Drive.
The largest building in the village in both years was the mansion. However, by 2010 it had been converted into a care home. Likewise, the old factory was converted into luxury flats. Only Mansion Gardens remained unchanged throughout the period.
More INformation about the Structure
The writer of this task has moved from the major developments in the village to the minor developments in the village. In the final body paragraph, the writer has written about things which have not changed in the village.
This is a well-organized and logical approach to the task and would get a good score for task achievement and coherence and cohesion.
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