IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Model Answer – Maps – Illustration on how the village Stokeford changed over an 80-year period.

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Topic: Maps

 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The two maps illustrate how the village Stokeford, lying on the river Stoke, changed over an 80-year period.

Overall, the main difference between the village's layout in 1930  and 2010 lies in the development of numerous houses as well as roads, which have replaced agricultural land. This has led to an overall expansion of the village. While farmland occupied more than a third of the village area on the east side of Stokes river in 1930, agricultural has disappeared completely on 2010. On its place, houses and roads have sprung up, with the number of houses more than quadrupled compared to 1930.

Furthermore, a large house and garden has been replaced by a retirement home, and two shops have disappeared.

However, a few things have remained unchanged, such as the post office in the village centre and the bridge at its northern end. The primary school has also stayed in its same central location across from the post office, but has been expanded.

While the village Stokeford developed tremendously over the 80-year time period, its spatial extent stayed the same.

 

Total Words: 160

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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