IELTS Academic Task 1: Maps – Island Construction
IELTS Task 1
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.
Version 1: Before and After
The maps compare the image of an untouched island and the image of the island after the construction of some tourist facilities. Overall, the construction made the island suitable for tourists by providing accommodation and leisure areas.
The 250-meters wide island has a beach on the western side with only a few trees in the middle of the island. Most of the island was inhabitable without any housing or path, and on the eastern side a couple of more trees. After the construction, the beach became a swimming area for the tourist, and footpaths were built from the beach to the side of the island where six accommodations rooms were erected. In the middle of the island, a reception office was built which is connected to the footpath and vehicle tracks. From the reception office, there is a restaurant in the northern part while a pier on the southern part, both connected by a vehicle track. Nine accommodations were erected in the eastern part of the near the reception, and all are interconnected by a footpath while the most eastern part of the island remained untouched.
Version 2: Western and Eastern
The maps compare the image of an untouched island and the image of the island after the construction of some tourist facilities. Overall, the western part of the island was heavily constructed while the eastern part remained as it is.
On the eastern part of the island, there are no man-made changes, only a few added trees and in the middle part there are nine accommodation rooms built in a circular pattern connected by a footpath. In the center of the island, a reception office was erected in which connected by a vehicle path going around the northern part in which a restaurant was built and a pier on the southern part. On the western part of the island, next to the reception is another footpath connecting to six accommodation rooms which were built also in a circular formation. The footpath from the accommodation is extended to the western part of the island where the beach is used for swimming.
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