IELTS WRITING TASK 1 # MAP Before and After

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.


WRITING TASK 1 MAP Before or After IELTS Band 7 Level

WRITING TASK 1 MAP Before and After IELTS Band 7 Level



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.

IELTS Task 1: Identify stable and fluctuating trends

How to identify stable and fluctuating trends?

IELTS Task 1: Identify stable and fluctuating trends.

Related Vocabulary

For constant trends For Fluctuations
Stayed constant at

Remained unchanged at

Did not change

Remained stable at

Levelled out at

Levelled off at

Maintained the same level

Small fluctuations of the order

of N percent

Wild fluctuations

Figures fluctuated


In 2000, School B topped the list with about 85 students whereas school C and A stood at second and third position respectively with nearly 50 and 22 pupils. In the next 6 years, the number of students in school A remained constant. On the other hand, school B witnessed wild fluctuations in its figures which reached the peak at about 140 in 2003, followed by a gradual decline to 120 in the year 2006. In comparison, school C experienced regular fluctuations of the order of 10 percent. Nevertheless, the number of pupils in 2006 was roughly the same as in the year 2000.

Identify Decreasing Trends in IELTS Task 1

How to Identify Decreasing Trends in IELTS Task 1


decrease IELTS Band 7 Dehradun

Related Vocabulary

Declined to
Decreased to
Dropped to
Fell to
Dipped to
Reduced to
Went down to
Slumped to
Plummeted to
Hit the minimum



In 2000, the school A had 80 students. In the next three years, the number of children declined rapidly to 50 and hit the minimum of 20 in the year 2006. In comparison, there were more students in school B in 2000 but the figures dropped gradually in the following years before ending at about 80 pupils in 2006.

Increasing Trends in IELTS Task-1

Trends are the most important part of the IELTS exam. Trends can either be increasing or decreasing. Sometimes it even remains constant. It is essential for you to know how to describe trends in a better way. This time we bring you the best way in which you can explain increasing trends in IELTS writing.



 How to Identify Increasing Trends in IELTS Task-1 ?

IELTS Task1 Graph increase Dehradun
Increased to
Rose to
Climbed to
Went up to
Leapt to
Boomed to
Soared to
Rocketed to
Surged to
Hit the mark of

Touched the mark of

Hit the maximum

In 2000, there were 70 children in school A. The number of students increased gradually to about 85 in the next six years. In comparison, school B had only 10 students in the year 2000 but the figures increased rapidly in the following years and hit the mark of 70 pupils in 2006.
1 3 4 5 6 7