Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 145 - Village of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Map:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The maps below show the village of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

village of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010

Sample Answer:
The pictures illustrate the development of the village of Stokeford that have taken place over a period of 80 years. In general, it is clearly shown that River Stoke and a bridge remained unchanged throughout the given period of time and many more houses had been constructed in 2010.

There were major changes in the village of Stokeford over the years. First of all, the shops located in the east of River Stoke were destroyed and more houses were built in 2010. The next noticeable feature is that the farmland in 1930 was demolished and it was converted into residential places with new roads being constructed. Furthermore, primary school was developed in 2010 and it was almost doubled in 2010 compared to 1930. Part of the gardens in 1930 was used for the residential purpose by building more rows of houses near the main road. The left-over garden with a large house was then developed into a retirement home in 2010.

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+1 # IELTS Admin 2016-08-02 18:54
Vocabulary related to describing Maps:

Topography: The arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area.

Example: The provided maps depict the topography of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010.
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+4 # Shob 2016-07-26 18:29
The given maps depict the topography of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010. It can be clearly seen that lots of changes had taken place in Stokeford in 2010 than that of 1930’s Stokeford area.

In 1930, a large portion of the area was used for farming in Stokeford and there were farmlands beside the primary school and the river Stoke. Various houses were built on these farmlands and there was no farmland in 2010. Again, there were two shops in 1930 and they were demolished to build more houses. There was a large house which was surrounded by the Gardens in 1930 and a retirement home was constructed in place of that private property in 2010. Also, more area was allocated for the primary school and there was a rapid expansion to accommodate more students.

In summary, there was a massive change in Stokeford from 1930 to 2000 and all the area allocated to farming in 1930 was allocated to build more houses to meet expanding the population.
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+1 # Lee Swet Ying 2016-05-16 13:38
The two maps represent the changes that had taken place in the village of Stokeford in 2010 compared to that of 1930.

In 1930’s map, there was a river named River Stoke. A farmland was located at the right hand side of the river. However, it had been replaced by housing areas in 2010. One of the buildings that remained unchanged from 1930 was post office. There were shops next to the post office. It is noticeable that these shops were no longer present in later year as the place was used to construct a road and more houses were built. Another feature that had been changed was the garden which was located at the centre of the map in 1930. There were trees in the gardens before the houses were built to replace it. Besides, a large house was located inside the gardens in 1930 which was converted to a retirement home in 2010. Farmland was located at the top right hand corner of the map in 1930 which had also been destroyed. There was no change on the primary school building but two houses were built next to the primary school which can be seen on the 2010’s map.

To sum up, constructions that remained almost unchanged were the River Stoke, the bridge, the post office, and the primary school and in later map many new houses could be observed.
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-7 # Ravinder Singh 2016-03-08 21:10
Shops are in the west of river Stoke rather than the east. The format is also wrong. It should be like the introduction, paragraph, striking features, paragraph 2, comparison and finally the conclusion.
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+9 # Andrew 2016-03-10 07:18
Are shops in the west of the River? Are you sure? Please double check that and do not forget to read E W S N on the direction. For your kind information conclusion is not mandatory in Academic Task 1.
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