IELTS Writing Academic Task 1: describe a map

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According to some students, 'map' questions have been popular in recent IELTS exams. There are 2 types of map:

  1. A map that shows a comparison
  2. A map that shows development of an area.

For a good example of the second type of map, have a look at the task from Cambridge IELTS book 1 (go down to page 91), or look at the same map below.

http://www.233.com/ielts/Files/lq/0606/10822604.jpg

To help you think about how to describe the map, answer these questions:

  1. How could you paraphrase "the map shows the development of the village"?
  2. How many periods of development are shown, and which period saw the most development?
  3. What is the relationship between transport and the growth of the village?
  4. How could you group the information in order to write two 'specific details' paragraphs?

I'll give you my answers to these questions and the full essay later.

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