Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 50 - The two maps below show an island, before and after the construction of some tourist facilities

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The two maps below 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.

IELTS Writing Task 1 Sample 50

Sample Answer 1:
The given picture compares an island before and after some contractions of tourists facilities and compares the changed made on the island for the contractions. As is observed from the given illustration, many new facilities have been constructed for the tourists’ including accommodations, restaurant, swimming facilities etc. and those have been constructed without affecting the natural resources that much.

Before the facilities were constructed, there were only trees and beach on the island and most of the places were empty. In this island many new tourists’ facilities have been made including the many accommodation facilities, restaurant, reception center, pier for boating, swimming facility in the beach. Interestingly plants and trees were not cut to build these constructions and most of the constructions were made near the beach. Beside, Footpaths and roads for automated transportation have been done to facilitate the tourists. The footpaths were made to walk among the residing places and to the beach while the motor tracks were created to visit among the restaurant, reception area, and pier for bating.

In summary, the construction was mainly made to facilitate the tourists' stay, visit and amusement and for that no plants or trees were cut. Furthermore, roads have been made for walking as well as vehicles and the whole contractions seem like has been made with a good planning.

Sample Answer 2:
The given picture compares two stages of an island - before and after the construction for tourism. According to the map before construction, there were only trees and beach which was not enough to facilitate the tourists. Therefore most of the area of the island was empty. There wasn't any special facility to provide to the tourists.
According to map after construction, it can be seen very clearly that, significant changes have been done to increase the attraction of island while trees and plants were not removed to establish an island for tourism.

Many facilities were established to provide the tourists like accommodation, restaurants, reception center, pier for boating, beach, footpaths and vehicle tracks. All the developments were made near the beach area.

Beside, footpaths were made to access the accommodation area and beach area while road tracks were made to drive through restaurants, reception center and pier for boating.

In conclusion, after construction the island got ready to provide numerous facilities to tourists. Furthermore, trees and plants were present to give pleasure to its tourists and not cutting them was a good idea for a tourist place like this island. The whole construction feels like has been made with a good planning.

[ Written by - Faisal Ali ]

Sample Answer 3:
Given are two maps of an island illustrating the differences before and after it was constructed for tourism

In the first map, we can see that the total length of the island is 200 metres, there are trees on several parts of it and to the left of the map there is a beach.

Moving on to the second atlas, it can be seen that many tourist facilities were added onto the surface of the island. Starting from the west, it is now available for every tourist to go swimming near the beach by walking on the footpath that connects the seashore with the accommodation and an area closed to the centre. Next to that area, there is a reception block which lies between a restaurant that is in the north of the island and the vehicle track that leads to the pier where people can go sailing boats. As seen right in the centre, there is nothing but the accommodation, and similarly in the east of the island, there is not a single thing but trees and an empty sheet.

Overall, after the facilities addition, we can see a very obvious development of the island without removing anything.

[ Written by - Quỳnh Tran ]

Sample Answer 4:
The two figures illustrate the development of an island in terms of tourist facilities. Overall, it is clearly shown that there are big changes before and after the construction while the surface area of the island remains unchanged.

First of all, it is apparent that most of the area of the island is occupied by accommodation which it was not exist before the construction. In addition, a reception has been built in the centre of the island which is surrounded by the vehicle track. Not forgetting to mention that a restaurant has also been added on the island which is located just behind the reception and they are linked by a vehicle track.

Furthermore, a pier is constructed in front of the reception and connected by a vehicle track so as to provide some leisure activities to the tourists. Last but not least, the beach located to the west of reception is now opened for the tourist to swim.

[ Written by - Alfred Lee ]

Sample Answer 5:
The two maps present the development of an island, alongside with the new special organization after some tourist facilities have been built.

At the first glance, it is easy to notice that two groups of cottages have been constructed in the center and to the west of the island, serving as accommodation.  Between them, a reception appeared. As compared to the cottages, which were connected through footpaths, the reception has two vehicles tracks, one surrounding the reception and one from north to south. The last one has at the north end a restaurant and at the south end a special designed Pier. Here, boats come ashore.
Finally, at less than 50 metres from the west cottages, a swimming area has been designed. Overall, although not populated in the past, the island faced a significant development with the tourism industry. In the same time, it kept the pam trees population, which were spread through the whole island. 

[ Written by - Dan Leonte ]

Sample Answer 6:
These two maps illustrate the difference in an island between the times before and after the building of certain tourist facilities.

According to the two maps, we can immediately see that there are many buildings in the island for recreations. First, a pier is constructed so that people can visit this island by boat. Second, lots of accommodations are built around the tress, which are already in the island. A reception is in the middle of all accommodations, and a new restaurant is located behind the reception. Third, on the left corner of the island, people can go swimming near the beach. The swimming area is designed for visitors. Last but not least, travelers can walk around the island on the built footpath. Meanwhile, vehicle tract is connected from the pier to the reception, and end at the restaurant.

In summary, many tourist facilities are built in the island for the entertainment and tourist facilities.

[ Written by - Veta ]

Sample Answer 7:
The two presented maps depict transformation of an island after being constructed and accomplished by various tourist infrastructures. In general, the island is more crowded and fascinating after being reconstructed with several prominent changes.

Looking at the details, before being established, the island was certainly a vacant lot with a beach in the west side.

In contrast, after reconstruction, the plain island is transformed to an attractive tourist destination. There are, however, some accommodation buildings, food court, reception, and a dock which enables ships to strand in. Furthermore, the beach turns to swimming area that was not utilized before establishment. Footpath and vehicle tracks also outline a noticeable difference in fact. There were no such tracks before renewal development yet, several tracks had been built during reconstruction time.  These improvements make the view of the island looks more promising and fascinating. They certainly notice a massive change over the island before and after rebuilding.

[ Written by - Linda ]

Sample Answer 8:
The two diagrams illustrate the changes in an island due to the constructions and adaptations made for the tourism activities.

In general, the island became more crowded with entertainment facilities after the introduction of tourism. The total length of an island is 100 meters.
In the first picture before the construction of tourist facilities, there were no accommodation area and the whole island had almost nothing except few trees. Furthermore, the area was completely calm and quiet.

However, turning to second picture, this island provides a lot of accommodation facilities and a large restaurant. Reception block is located close to the restaurant and these buildings are linked through vehicle track. From the reception center people can go to pier through vehicle track. Moreover, swimming area is also available near to beach. Tourists can walk on footpath to reach beach from homes.

Overall, tourism facilities made greater development in this island, while it became congested.

[ Written by - Jibins Poulose ]


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-4 # Amir 2016-05-09 23:40
Would you please check it?
The provided map depicts the dramatic changes of an island in process of development for tourist attraction and facility purposes. From the illustration it is obvious that the island has undergone a significant change from a lonely place to a congested one harbouring different amenities for tourists.

Before these constructions, the island contained some trees and a beach only. However, after development, there is swimming facility contrived on the westernmost part of the island, near the beach. Furthermore, numerous accommodations are erected all over the island, expect for the eastern side. A restaurant in the centre of the island and a reception centre south to it are visible and a pier for boats was created in the southern part of the island. Footpath and roads were built between the accommodations, the swimming facility, the restaurant, the reception centre and the pier for the convenience of the tourists. Surprisingly, and rather admirably, none of the trees was felled for the sake of construction.

Overall, the island which was once part of the virgin nature, is now able to welcome huge numbers of tourists thanks to its various facilities.
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0 # Praveen 2016-03-14 18:14
Thank you.
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-1 # Marhamah 2016-02-16 04:55
The provided map reveals the dramatic change of a small island having been developed with a number of facilities, especially for the visiting tourists.

Before the construction, this place was surrounded by sea and small beach without any building and tourist facility. East and west of the island had some coconut trees while the rest of it was only an open space.

After the construction and development, the island became very dense and useful with its infrastructure and accommodation. Some bungalows were built in the middle of the land and some others near the beach in the west. The constructor also facilitates small footpath where a tourist can easily walk on to reach the cottage and the beach. In the southern part, a pier was constructed for landing boats and it ended with vehicle track, leading directly to the receptionist and the restaurant. Activities like swimming are now available in beach area while the open space in the east of the island remained unchanged.
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+2 # Asadullah Khan 2015-11-11 13:10
How can I improve my writing skills?
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+1 # Johnny 2015-02-20 18:00
well done, but conclusion a little bit weak...
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+6 # Ramiro 2014-03-23 21:18
When someone writes a piece of writing he/she keeps the idea of a
user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it. Therefore that's why this paragraph is
perfect. Thanks!
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