IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The two maps below show an island, before and after the construction of some tourist facilities.

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

These two maps compare the different features of a certain island before and after building various touristic facilities.

Firstly, it can be clearly seen that the vast majority of the island area was almost unused. Since it has only a small beach on its western part and some trees planted on both sides of the island. However, the central zone of the island was merely free.

On the other hand. Numerous facilities were built later. First of all, a reception was constructed in the heart of the central region. This reception was connected to a restaurant in the northern area and the pier in the Southern part by a car truck. In addition, this pier was used for boat trips. Furthermore, many accommodation units were constructed on both sides of the reception with a footpath connecting the units with each other as well as with the reception. Lastly, it`s interesting to mention that the green areas and the beach were unchanged. Nevertheless, the eastern area of the island was not properly used as before.

To conclude, it is noticeable that the island changed to a complete and beautiful touristic place that had many available facilities.


Total Words: 194

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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