In our previous Maps Vocabulary class we studied the vocabulary needed to give locations. In this class you will learn some essential (very important) verbs which you need to use to show changes in land use. It is important for you to accurately use these verbs in order for you to get a higher score for lexis (vocabulary) in a maps writing task 1.
Look at the maps and read the example task 1 response below.
Sample Task 1 Maps 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.
Answer 5 Note
While we should aim for body paragraphs that are a similar length, it is more important that the paragraph content is organised in a logical way.
|The maps reveal developments in the Australian settlement of Port Philip over 3 decades from 1970 to 2000. Overall, it is clear that Port Philip developed from a small village to a larger industrial town over the period.|
|The most striking changes occurred in the east of the town where the forest and farmland were and with a large industrial district. A number of factories were here. Along the coast, the train line was to the east. There were also major developments in the southwest. The small houses to the south of Wellington Road were and replaced with blocks of flats. Wellington Road itself was to the west allowing for the building of more residential buildings.|
|The northwest of the town was less affected by change. The station remained in the same position next to the coast although the car park was to the west of Main Street. The lake and the forest surrounding it also remained unchanged. The boathouse on the other hand was into a sports centre.|
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