Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 87 - Chorleywood is a village near London whose population has increased steadily

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Map:

» You should write at least 150 words.

Chorleywood is a village near London whose population has increased steadily since the middle of the 19th century. The map below shows the development of the village.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the development of the village.

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Steady population increase in Chorleywood

Sample Answer:
The given diagram shows the development done in Chorleywood village of London from 1868 to 1994. As is presented in the diagram, the development in this village had been done in different times and much of these developments were done in the 1970s to 1994 while the roads and railroads were built earlier. According to the diagram, the main road of Chorleywood village was built prior to the motorway and railroads. The motor road was established in 1970 while the railway was built in 1909.

Before 1900, only a portion of the village was developed and later (Between 1883 to 1922) the station was built and some development works were finished. The area near the station was then developed and during the end of this development, the motorway was completed. Later after 1970, the development process seemed accelerated and many areas of the village came under the development process and at the beginning of 900, the railway was established.

The land roads including the motorway, roads and railroads of this village connect almost all of the parts of the city and the development had been done mostly based on the establishment of the transportation systems. The park and golf course is in the middle of the village and makes the central place of the village.

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+3 # Sajan Preet Kaur 2016-08-08 23:00
I am still not clear about the construction of Chorleywood station. And can we mention the development process of this village first and later on the railways and motorways because by my mindset the map depicts that these developing areas were constructed and the ways of transportation are over taking it. Is there any teacher around here, so please answer and as soon as possible. I've my exam very soon. Thanks.
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+23 # Lee Swet Ying 2016-05-30 03:40
The map shows the development works, specifically transportation development, that had taken place in the Chorleywood, which is a village near London. Overall, road communication was first developed in Chorleywood village in the nineteenth century and then the development of motorways took place in conjunction with the increase in population in the middle of the nineteenth century. Finally, the railroad was introduced in 1909 in this village and that was expanded till 1994.

Overall, Chorleywood Park and Golf course were located in the centre of the village. Main roads were at their left-hand side and top of the map. The other feature worth mentioning is that there was a development in between 1868 and 1883 at the left-sie of the Chorleywood Park and Golf course. The other significant development in this village was the construction of Chorleywood Station from 1883 to 1922. This construction was in progress with the building of railway which was built in 1909. Subsequently, the other construction works were done surrounding the Chorleywood Station and were completed in around 1970. The remaining construction of this village began in 1970 and all of the developments were at the right hand of the Chorleywood Park and Golf course. In the meantime, in 1970, a motorway was built with a roundabout at the top right-hand corner of the park and golf course.
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0 # Jisha 2016-05-15 11:10
If no direction is mentioned in IELTS writing task 1, map question, is it essential to write directions like north, south... Will it affect our band score? Please reply me.
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+13 # IELTS Moderator 2016-05-15 22:59
If there is no way to be sure of the directions, you are not obliged to write it. You will not lose marks for that.
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