IELTS graph 321 - A public park in 1920 and today
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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Maps:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The plans below show a public park when it first opened in 1920 and the same park today.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The maps outline the changes that took place in a public park called Grange Park from 1920 to today. Overall, the park was changed and renovated to offer people more possibilities than they used to have decades ago such as a cafe, theatre, playground and parking.
In details, the park was opened in 1920 and entertainment facilities including a larger stage and various areas for recreation have since been added to it. There was also notable relocation in terms of seats and the only areas that remained unchanged were the entrances and one minor garden. Besides, the fountain has been removed in favour of a rose garden with full seating arrangements around it. To the left of the new garden, the previous stage for musicians has been turned into a much larger amphitheatre facing the opposite direction that will allow for concerts in the park. This change has necessitated the removal of both seatings on the far left side as well as the rose garden in the bottom left corner of the map.
Moreover, the pond for water plants was removed from the right -top part of the garden and a children's play area was introduced in the right-top of the park, and near this area, a cafe was built. Instead of the pond, a water feature has been built occupying the bottom right corner. Interestingly, the number of rose gardens was reduced to two. Besides, an underground car park was built in the lower right corner of the park.
In general, the park has been changed and renovated to offer people more possibilities and facilities than they used to have decades ago, and some of the facilities include a cafe, children's area, and playground.
Starting from the left side of the park, the stage for musicians was replaced by a larger amphitheatre. In 1920, there were small rose gardens scattered along the park. However, one of the gardens remains the same at the northwest corner of the park while the other two have been integrated and relocated at the centre of the park, where the fountain used to be. There was also the relocation of the seating arrangements. Now the big rose garden has full seatings arrangements around it.
Moving on to the right side of the park, with the small rose garden demolished, a cafe has been put into use on this site. Moreover, a water feature has been added to the place where the fountain used to be. A pond of water has been substituted by the children's play area. A new underground car park was built to offer visitor spaces for parking.
One notable change is that an amphitheatre for concerts has replaced the previous stage for musicians. In 1920, there were three small Rose Gardens scattered along the park. However, one of the gardens remains the same at the northwest corner while the other two have been integrated and relocated to the park’s centre, where the fountain used to be. Now the big rose garden has full seating arrangements around it.
As for the right side of the park, with the small rose garden demolished, a café has been put into use on this site. What is more, a water feature was introduced into where the glasshouse used to be. The same thing happened to the previous pond for water plants which has been substituted by the children’s play area. A new underground car park has been built to offer visitors space for parking.
It is observed that the overall layout of the park transformed to get a new look. But, the North gate from Arnold avenue and the South gate from Eldon street remained unchanged. The fountain at the centre was replaced with a rose garden. All seats located around the park were moved around this new rose garden. Furthermore, a children's play area and a cafe close to it made at the top right corner of the park replacing the pond for water plants.
Moreover, the glasshouse was removed completely, and a new underground car park was built there at the bottom right corner of the park. A water feature was added on top of the underground car park. As can be seen, the stage for musicians is no more there on the west side of the park, and a new amphitheatre for concerts was built up instead.
Overall, obviously, a comparison of the two pictures reveals that the park got more touch of urbanisation. The park area went through significant developments and the only area that was left unchanged was the rose garden.
In terms of the left side of the park, the seats, which originally were located to the west of the park, changed the location to the centre of the park. Similarly, one of the rose gardens was relocated to the centre, however, another one remained unchanged in the northwest of the park. There used to be a stage for musicians, now there is an amphitheatre for concerts in the southern part of the rose garden.
regarding the right side of the area, the rose garden and pond which were situated to the northeast of the park were transformed into a cafe and a children's play area, respectively. The decision to demolish the water feature paved the way for the construction of the glasshouse and seats. Furthermore, the underground car park area has been built considering the comfort of the visitors.
2) At a 250 word answer, it is certainly robust and detailed - but the length of a T2 base task. I try to target my own students for 185+/- (NEVER over 200!) for time constraints, and courtesy to the markers, as well.
Initially, the fountain was located at the centre of the garden which has been replaced by the rose garden with a full seating arrangement around it. Café and children's play area were developed replacing small rose garden and pond for water plants on the right side of the entrance in the garden. For maintaining the crowd in the park, there were two entrance gates before but now on they have added one more underground entrance specially designed for car parking.
Similarly, the stage for musicians has been converted into a large amphitheatre for concerts facing the opposite direction for concerts in the park. Water feature, small water pond with steps waterfall, has been introduced just nearby children park which has enhanced the beauty of the park.