You may have to write about maps in the academic writing task 1 part of the IELTS test. Many people struggle (find it difficult) to know how to begin to write about maps so in this class we are going to look at how to start the introduction.
Below is a typical Map Task.
In general, your Maps answer should...
The focus of today's lesson is the first sentence of the 2-3 sentence introduction. A good introduction requires you to give the topic of the task (in this case, the topic of the map). To do this effectively, you need to paraphrase (reword) the information in the question. Do not copy the information in the question exactly as copied information will be deleted by the examiner.
Read the following IELTS map questions and choose which of the options is the best paraphrase.
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A is wrong since ‘map’ is singular. This is a common error. If there is more than one map, make sure that you use the plural ‘maps’.
C is wrong because the word ‘below’ is used. Below is used in the question but it is illogical to include it in your paraphrase.
B is wrong since it is not detailed enough.
C is wrong because the word ‘pictures’ is used. This is incorrect as they are specifically maps, not pictures. Key words such as ‘maps’ or place names cannot be paraphrased, so feel free to use them in your introduction.
A is wrong because it is not detailed enough.
B is wrong because ’50 year period’ is incorrect. Numbers and years in compound nouns like this should be connected by a hyphen (-). The correct phrase is ‘50-year period’.
These words will help you to paraphrase the task.
The maps show the changes that happened...
The maps reveal the alterations that occured...
|1.||The maps present the changes which in Oxford over a period of several centuries.|
|2.||The maps the changes which took place in Oxford over a period of several centuries.|
|3.||The maps present the which occurred in Oxford over a period of several centuries.|
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Academic Writing Task 1
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