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 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.
|For constant trends
|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
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.
How to Identify Decreasing Trends in IELTS Task 1
Went down 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.
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 ?
Went up 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.