WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The figure below is a town planning map. Showing the likely position of new shopping centers as well as the various different zones and major transportation route of the town.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant Write at least 150 words
Model Answer A: IELTS Band 5+
This is a map of a town showing where two new shopping centers will probably be built as well as different zones and transportation routes .
In the middle of the town there is a small zone called the central business district. Cars are not allowed in this zone. Outside the central business district there is a lager residential zone and outside this there is an even larger rural zone. There is also a railway line running right through the town and three main roads which start on the edge of the central business district and go to nearby towns.
According to the diagram, one shopping center will probably be built in the middle of the town while the other one will be built in the northern rural area. People will be able to get to the first shopping center by train or park their cars on the edge of the central business district and walk to it. Meanwhile they will be able to get to the second shopping center by car or train because it will be located between the railway line and the main northwest road.
Model Answer B: IELTS Band 7+
Given is a map of an unnamed town illustrating the probable sits of two new shopping centers in the relation to various different zones as well as major transportation links.
As shown in the figure, the town has four main zones. Located at the apes of three arterial roads is a relatively small central business district. Cars are not permitted in this area and all major roads terminate at its outer edge. Surrounding the town center is a much larger residential zone which has within it two smaller industrial zones. Beyond this, meanwhile, is an even larger rural area. A railway line runs through the entire town from the northwest to the southeast
With regard to the planned locations of the two new shopping centers, one is likely to be situated in the town center and will be accessible by train or by parking on the edge of the central business district and walking. The other will probably be placed on the outskirts of the town to the northwest. Access to this shopping center will be by either car or train as it will be situated between the railway line and the main northwest road.