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

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Map:

» 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.

Island, before & after the construction of some tourist facilities

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 was 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 the 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:
The two maps portray an island before and after the expansion of several tourist amenities. Over the period, the island witnessed dramatic changes from a completely bare land to a tourist destination.

A beach used to be abandoned in the past, however nowadays it has become a swimming area. Next to the beach, several accommodations were built. Moreover, footpaths were constructed surrounding the accommodations. Moving to the north area, a restaurant was established along with a vehicle track, which was connected to the reception in front of the restaurant. Instead of a sea alone, a pier was added making it easier for visitors and yachts to access. Few trees were cut to facilitate the construction.

In summary, the island had transformed in many areas; but there was remained a bare land in the north-eastern part. The newly added amenities would facilitate the tourists to stay and enjoy the spot.

[Authored by - Many Theung]


Sample Answer 5:
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 to 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 6:
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 7:
The two maps present the development of an island, alongside with the new special organisation 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 centre 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 in the tourism industry. At the same time, it kept the palm trees population, which were spread through the whole island. 

[ Written by - Dan Leonte]


Sample Answer 8:
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 establishments on 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 9:
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 10:
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 was no accommodation 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, the 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 ]


Sample Answer 11:
The provided map reveals the dramatic changes in a small island that had been developed to add a number of facilities, especially for the visiting tourists.

Before the renovation, 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 facilitated 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 the vehicle track, leading directly to the reception and the restaurant. Activities like swimming are now available in the beach area while the open space in the east of the island remained unchanged.

[ Written by - Marhamah ]

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0 # Ranweer 2017-09-30 08:27
Can I write about the second map using the future tense such as - following the construction the island will be more habitable with amenities such as accommodation, restaurants, a beach for swimming and a pier for boating...
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+1 # Hengly 2017-10-08 02:16
I don't think you can use the reason because then it's gonna be your opinion. In writing task 1, it's all about the fact.
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0 # lasindu 2017-07-06 09:01
My Answer:
Two maps show the same island - the first one before the inclusion of tourists facilities and the second one after that. Overall, several amenities were included in the island during the renovation work and it makes the place more tourist-friendly.

Looking the first map we can see an empty large island (200 meters to be precise) that had a beach in the west and no visible construction or tourist facilities. Moving to the second map we can see a lot of buildings on the island, two area of accommodation - one is in the west of the beach while the other one is in the centre of the island. A restaurant can be seen in the north and a central reception block, which is surrounded by a vehicle track. This track also goes down to the pier where people can go sailing in the south sea of the island. Furthermore, tourists can swim on the beach and a footpath connecting the western accommodation units also leads to the beach.

Overall, significant changes have taken place during the development on the island including activities arrangements for tourists.
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+1 # Nodira 2017-06-08 07:26
Hello, what kind of tips could you give me to improve my writing skill? I cannot get higher level but 6.
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2017-06-10 18:16
Improve your reading habit a lot. Your writing skill will improve if you read more. Then write on different topics including IELTS essays. Have some of your essays checked by a professional teacher.
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+2 # Leyla 2017-05-04 14:01
The map shows an island which was later on changed to accommodate some tourist facilities. There were few trees only on the island before the renovation and construction work but afterwards, the island changed remarkably.

Getting back to the details, the map indicates that it was an oval shaped island with few trees only before the construction of tourist facilities. The renovation did not compromise the trees and this is a good thing about it. In the south-west part of the island, some cottages for tourists were built as well as some accommodations in the east side of the island seaside too. All these cottages are interconnected with footpath. These paths can be used for going to the beach. The beach is located in the west of the island. In the centre of the island, there is a restaurant and reception area. Surrounding of restaurant and reception there are vehicle tracks. These tracks combine pier, reception and restaurant. Tourists and guests of this island can enjoy the view of sailboats on the pier and seaside. This island is not a big place - approximately one hundred metres, but those changes have definitely have made it possible for many tourists to stay here and enjoy the beach and sea.
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+1 # Mary 2017-04-28 08:59
The illustration depicts an island when it was wild and after reconstructions to a tourist destination with accommodation, restaurant, reception and pier, connected to each other with footpaths and vehicle tracks.
Overall as it can be seen the the island had only a few trees and unused lands before the construction. Afterward, it has blocks and buildings, walkways and car roads, pier and boats and all of these are located are interconnected to facilitate the visiting tourists. It is obvious that the island had a shape of a revolver with fewer trees in the narrow front part, which is 100 meters in length, and more trees in the wide back part. After reconstruction of the tourist site, the wide part of the land remains intact, while the narrow part is turned into holiday complex with 6 cottages on the both sides of centrally located reception block connected with restaurant via vehicle tracks. In addition, the entrance also rebuilt so that tourist could walk from boats to the island via the pier and get to the reception as well as to the cottages and beach for swimming through automobile roads and walkways, respectively.

Thank you in advance for your comments. I will highly appreciate any comment.
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+6 # Amethyst 2017-02-10 17:56
The two maps illustrate an island before and after the establishment of some amenities for tourists. A glance at the maps reveals that earlier the island had land, trees, an adjacent beach and bodies of water and after the renovation, it has many facilities for the visitors including lodgments near the main reception, a restaurant, swimming facilities near the beach, boat facilities at the pier, pavements and roads to drive.

As is visible in the maps, before the construction work took place, the island had only trees, a beach and no visible place to live in. But the renovation works made it suitable for travellers to stay, dine and take a boat trip near the island. Moreover, the authority has put up pathways for all travellers who prefer to walk down the footpaths or a group of excursionist brought by a vehicle. Overall, significant changes have been made to the island to encourage travellers to see nature and fully enjoy their stay through the relaxing and convenient amenities. Interestingly, no logging was done to construct the reception, restaurant and houses. A pier was extended to the sea so that tourists can use boats as a recreational activity. Furthermore, swimming facilities were made so that the travellers could enjoy the beach swimming.
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0 # Amir 2016-05-09 17:40
Would you please check it?
The provided map depicts the dramatic changes on an island in process of development for tourist attraction and facilities. From the illustration, it is obvious that the island underwent a significant change from a desolate place to a congested one, harbouring different amenities for visitors.

Before these constructions, the island contained some trees and a beach only. However, after the development, swimming facility contrived on the westernmost part of the island, near the beach. Furthermore, numerous accommodations are erected all over the island, except 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, restaurant, reception centre and the pier for the convenience of the tourists. Surprisingly, and rather admirably, no tree was logged for the sake of construction.

Overall, the island which was once deserted, is now able to welcome huge numbers of tourists, thanks to its various facilities.
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+1 # Praveen 2016-03-14 12:14
Thank you.
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-3 # Asadullah Khan 2015-11-11 07:10
How can I improve my writing skills?
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0 # Johnny 2015-02-20 12:00
Well done, but the conclusion is a little bit weak...
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+6 # Ramiro 2014-03-23 15:18
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. That's why this paragraph is perfect. Thanks!
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