IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The map below shows the development of a seaside village between 1995 and present.

Write a short report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

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Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:


The two maps show the layout of the same seaside village in 1995 and at present.

Overall, it is evident that the infrastructure for housing and recreation has increased at the expense of agricultural land and  commercial fishing.

The most notable changes are the disappearance of the fishing port and adjacent fish market, as well as the creation of a golf course and tennis courts in the north-east, where farmland and a forest park were still found in 1995. Furthermore, a new housing development containing apartments is now found on the waterfront at the former site of the fish market, and a number of restaurants have been built on the opposite side of the road where shops used to be.



There was also an increase in the total number of houses, from 12 in 1995 to 16 at present. In addition, the road encircling a small housing development west of the main road has been extended further westward.

The hotel and cafe in the south-east have remained as is. A new car park has been added next to the hotel.

Total Words: 180

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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4 Comments
  1. Gagandeep kaur 1 year ago

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  2. Gaganpreet 11 months ago

    Plzz sir check my answer for the same question that u explain
    The two maps bespeak the information concerning with the main changes which have taken place in seaside village between the year 1995 and today.
    One interesting change is that the fish market in the south west of the village has been knowed down to make the way for apartments. A completely new car park has been built near to the hotel.
    If we look at the sea area ,there is a fishing port but now there wasn’t any fishing port in the village.
    The north east of the seaside used to be green area with lots of trees and plants, but the trees and plants have been cut down and goll club and tennis court has been constructed. Another striking change is that restaurant has been open in the village. A final interesting development has been constructed a lane which connects the housing area with the main road.
    Overall it is crystal clear that seaside village has become a much more modern town with far more restaurant and residence facilities.

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      IELTS Online Practice 11 months ago

      Dear Gaganpreet,
      Please submit your task using the ‘Submit for review’ button above.
      Cheers,
      Atul.

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