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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» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
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.
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 centre, pier for boating, swimming facility on 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 between the residing places and the beach while the motor tracks were created to visit the restaurant, reception area, and pier for boating.
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:
Two given maps illustrate the changes which took place on an island after the construction of some tourist facilities. As we can see in the first map, the island was deserted as there was nothing there except some trees. But after the renovation, some tourist facilities like the pier, restaurant, several accommodations, reception and so on the island looks much different now.
The first map shows nothing on the island except some trees but the second map illustrates the changes after the construction of many facilities. A pier for the boats to land could be seen and from there, a vehicle track leads to the reception area and then the restaurant. Vehicle track ends near the restaurant and the footpath leads tourists to the accommodation areas and to the beach. Residential areas are located on both sides of the reception with footpath connecting them. Trees have not been cut down as they are present in both maps. On the left side of reception, the residential area is connected to a beach via the footpath. Swimming facility is available there as well.
To summarise, a deserted island had been turned into a tourist spot for the recreation and amusement of people without destroying natural beauty i.e. trees etc.
[Written by - Sam Hameed]
Sample Answer 3:
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 a few trees and a 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 the map, after the 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 centre, 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 centre 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 4:
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 5:
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 to 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 6:
The two maps present the development of an island, alongside with the new special organisation after some tourist facilities have been built.
[ Written by - Dan Leonte]
Sample Answer 7:
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 now but those were not present on the old map. First, a pier was constructed so that people can visit this island by boat. Second, lots of accommodations were built around the trees, which were already present on the island. A reception was built in the middle of all accommodations, and a new restaurant is now located behind the reception. Third, on the left corner of the island, people can now go swimming near the beach. The swimming area was designed for visitors. Last but not least, travellers can now walk around the island on the built footpath. Meanwhile, vehicle tracks have connected the pier to the reception and ended at the restaurant.
In summary, many tourist facilities were built on the island for the entertainment and tourist facilities.
[ Written by - Veta]
Sample Answer 8:
The two presented maps depict the 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 on the west side.
In contrast, after reconstruction, the plain island is transformed into an attractive tourist destination. There are, however, some accommodation buildings, food court, reception, and a dock and the dock enables ships to stand in. Furthermore, the beach turns to swimming area that was not utilised 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 9:
The two diagrams illustrate the changes on 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 the 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 centre, people can go to pier through the vehicle track. Moreover, swimming area is also available near the beach for those visiting tourists. Tourists can walk on the footpath to reach the beach from their living places.
Overall, tourism facilities made greater development on this island, while it became congested.
[ Written by - Jibins Poulose ]