In this IELTS map sample, also sometimes considered as an IELTS plan, you have to compare the layout of a park in 1920 with today.
When you write about an IELTS map or plan, you should make sure you mention all the features shown.
You could start by describing fully the first map then move onto the next, as is the case in this IELTS task 1 map. However, another way it to do it by the features.
This is an IELTS map sample where the latter organisation is used, and each feature is discussed in turn.
Now take a look at the model answer.
The IELTS map sample is organised well as it clearly explains the information from each of the time frames one-by-one.
It fully fulfils the task as it makes comparisons of each of the features, explaining exactly what has changed or remained the same.
It has an overview at the beginning that mentions some of the changes (it's not enough just to say that changes occurred - you should mention the main changes).
There is some good use of locational language in the IELTS map sample as the response regularly mentions where things are located and uses some language of location, such as 'north-east'.
You must also place in some complex sentences, and this has been done in several places, with the use of adverbial clauses for example.
"I think these eBooks are FANTASTIC!!! I know that's not academic language, but it's the truth!"
Linda, from Italy, Scored Band 7.5
(1) Charity Spending
(4) Brick Manufacturing
(5) UK GDP
(6) Team Scores
(7) Electicity Generation
(8) British Emigration
(9) UK Visits
Line & Bar
(10) Car Theft
Pie & Bar
(12) Modes of Transport
(14) Making Chocolate
(15) Monthly Expenditure
(16) Tea Manufacture
Pie & Bar
(18) Borrowing Books
Line & Pie
(21) Staff Employment
(24) Average House Prices
(25) Co2 Emissions
(26) Leisure Activities
(27) Wave Machine
(28) Course Attendance
Bar & Pie Chart