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.


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

For unlimited feedback with detailed corrections for speaking and writing tasks, sign up for IELTS Twenty20 Online Course today!

Study 20 minutes a day for 20 days and Ace the IELTS exam.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.


Send us an email with any questions about our courses and we'll get back to you, asap.


©2012-2019 All prices are in USD. IELTS Online Practice is provided by Wisekangaroo Pty Ltd (ABN: 86 159 373 770)


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?