- have a 2-3 sentence introduction and two longer body paragraphs.
- cover the main changes shown by the maps.
- accurately use verb tense. Are the maps showing changes that occurred in the past or changes that are predicted to occur in the future?
- use accurate vocabulary for describing locations and land use.
- use the passive voice to describe man made changes.
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.
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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.
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.
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…