IELTS Listening: Map

You will hear a presenter giving information about the site of an art and music festival.
Listen to the directions and match the places in questions 1-3 to the appropriate letters A – G on the map. There is an example which has been done for you.

ExampleMain Stage        Answer : A

1. First Aid Post       ________
2. Public Telephones   ________
3. Security Post       ________
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1. E
2. D
3. B


Good Afternoon, I'd just like to make a few announcements before the first performances begin at this year's Hetherington Art and Music Festival.
Firstly, a short guide to some of the more important places on the site. There are three stages. Stage 1 is the main stage and is where I am speaking from now. Stages 2 and 3 are opposite each other to the left and right of the main stage. The first aid post is located directly behind me and to the northeast of the main stage. The organiser's office is next to the rear entrance and this is where lost children can be reunited with their parents. In front of this office you will find ten public telephones. These telephones can only be used to telephone out; they will not receive incoming calls. Toilets are to be found in all four corners of the stadium site. If you lose anything you should make a report at the security post next to stage 2. Remember to visit the souvenir stalls in the car park in front of the main entrance to the stadium.

IELTS Writing Academic Task1 Map

Here is a practice from Cambridge IELTS 9 Test 1 (IELTS Writing Academic Task1 Map)

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

Here is my sample answer:

The first map shows the island before construction and the second illustrates the same island after development as a tourist site.

It is clear that after the construction, people are able to access the island by boats, other tourist facilities emerge such as reception, restaurant and accommodation for the influx. On the other hand, all the coconut palm trees are preserved.

As can be seen from the new island, a wharf has been built on the southern coastal line. Sailing boats create gateways to the site, whilst the pier is connected with a newly built reception to its north via the vehicle track. And behind the reception, you could find an adjoining restaurant to cater for the needs.

On either side of the reception centre the accommodation areas are located. To be more specific, there are 6 holiday resorts to the west and 9 to the east and are all linked via footpath. Navigating the footpath to the west coast, the visitor is met with ample swimming space.

(168 words)

IELTS Writing Academic Task 1: describe a map (continued)

The topic from yesterday

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

  • Chorleywood is a village near London whose population has increased steadily since the middle of the nineteenth 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 write at least 150 words.

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