IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Example 4 : Development of the village of Rye mouth – Map
Maps or diagrams are a description task that will come across in the IELTS. For this question type, you must describe in brief a presented map or diagram. To do so, begin by analyzing the question and identifying the main features of the diagram. Draft and introduction, followed by an overview of the main characteristics of the image. Then you may finally add the essential details.
The map below shows the development of the village of Rye mouth between 1995 and present.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
|The two maps show the layout of the same village in 1995 and at present. It is visible that there is a new infrastructure for housing and reconstruction has been done at the cost of destroying the agricultural land and demolishing commercial fishing.
The most important changes that can be seen are the disappearance of the fishing port and the nearby fish market, as well as the creation of a golf course and tennis courts in the northeast, where farmland and a forest park were located in 1995. Moreover, a new housing development containing apartments is now found on the waterfront where the old fish market was located, and several restaurants have been built on the opposite side of these apartments, on the road where previously shops were located.
There is also an increase in the total number of houses, from 12 in 1995 to 16 at present. Also, the road towards a small housing development west of the main road has been extended further. The hotel and cafe in the south-east have remained the same. A new car parking area has been constructed next to the hotel.