IELTS Writing task 1, MAP Before and After.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The two maps 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.
The given maps illustrate the changes in the appearance of an island, before and after the construction of some visitor amenities.
Looking at the first map before the construction, it is noticeable that it is a big island with a beach in the west. The length of the island is approximately 250 meters. The island has no buildings and the eastern part has more palm trees as compared to the west.
In the second map, many new buildings such as accommodation facilities, a reception and a restaurant etc. have been built on the island. The lodging amenities are located in two areas. While one area is close to the beach, the other one is slightly far from the beach. Between them there is a restaurant in the north and a central reception block which is surrounded by a vehicle track. This track also goes down to the pier where tourists can go sailing in the south sea of the island. In addition to the vehicle tracks, footpaths have been constructed to go around the facilities and to the beach. Owing to all these developments the beach is now used for swimming. Interestingly, the eastern part of the island remains unchanged.
Overall, it is evident that it was a wild island which has been transformed into a well-developed tourist facility where tourists can fully exploit the scenic island and enjoy outdoor activities like swimming and sailing.