Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 78 - The map shows two possible sites for the supermarket

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The map below is of the town of Garlsdon. A new supermarket (S) is planned for the town. The map shows two possible sites for the supermarket.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» You should write at least 150 words.

Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 78

Sample Answer 1:
The given map shows two possible locations for the planned supermarket in the Garsdon city. As is presented in the illustration, the city has a population of more than 65 thousand and the two possible locations for the supermarket are near Hindon and in the middle of the industrial area.

According to the map, the railway surrounds the city and intersects the city almost in the middle. There are main roads for transportation and countryside surrounds the main housings and industries of the city. The housing of the city is mainly in the North and South sides of the city and the town center is in the middle of the industrial area. The first possible location for the planned supermarket is near the Hindon area where almost ten thousand inhabitants live and the location is in the north-west corner. This location would be ideal for the Hindon people for shopping but the people of Crandon and Brandon, which have great more population, would be far away from this supermarket. The second possible location which is almost in the centre of the city would be surrounded by industrial zones and housings in North and South sides of the city. This would be an ideal place as it would connect all the shoppers in the three parts of the city. Since the railway passes near this location, this would be a better place in terms of communication as well.

In summary, the second location (S2) would be a better place for the supermarket between the possible two locations though the first location would be advantageous for the people of Hindon area and would be out of crowd.

Sample Answer 2:
The illustration gives information on the possible places to construct a supermarket in Garlsdon. Overall, it is clearly shown that one of the possible site of supermarket is in the countryside while the other in the town centre.

Firstly, it is apparent that the first site of supermarket (S1) is located in the countryside where it is far away from the town centre and residential places. However, it is reachable by the public from town centre and their housing areas by train and other transports on roads as there is a railway track and a main road connect the supermarket and town centre. In addition, although it is located near to Hendon, its location is far away from Bransdon and Cransdon which have a higher population than Hindon.

Turning to the second possible site of supermarket (S2), it is apparent that it situated in the centre of the town where every citizens in the town can easily accessed. It is fairly convenient for those live in Hindon and Cransdon as there are two ways to reach it, either by train or through the main roads. On the other hand, those from Bransdon can only visit to supermarket through main road.

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+4 # Georfo 2016-01-29 21:28
In summary, the second location (S2) would be a better place for the supermarket. This statement is providing an opinion. Shouldn’t we avoid giving opinion in task 1?
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0 # Chris Pell 2015-03-24 18:39
Nice post.

I've also made a lesson that includes lots of vocabulary and a sample answer.

http://ieltsadvantage.com/2015/03/24/ielts-writing-task-1-maps-lesson/

I hope you like it.
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+2 # Rajinder Singh 2015-03-02 17:14
The supplied map compares the information about two new supermarket (S1 and S2) which is proposed for Garlsdon town.

Overall, the key feature of scenario is that 65000 people live in Garlsdon town. The railway line intersects the city almost in the middle.

As is presented in the illustration, there are three different towns nearby Garlsdon town and these towns are connected with Garlsdon by main roads. To begin with, S1 is planned in outside of the town and S1 is very beneficial for those persons who live in Hindon because it is very nearby S1. However, S2 is proposed in town centre which elucidates that industrial's people can take the benefit of S2 because it is near to S2.

Moreover, S2 is not sufficient for those people who come by their car because no traffic park is in S2 perhaps this the S1 have this facility. In addition to, Cransdon and Hindon town's people can take the benefit of railway because his town is connected with railway but Bransdon cannot take this facility.
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