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Writing Task 1: The floor plan of a public library 20 years ago and how it looks now

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the floor plan of a public library 20 years ago and how it looks now.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make a comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer

The maps show the layout of a central library two decades ago and that of today.

20 years ago, the majority of the sections of the library were devoted to reading. Upon entrance, a couple of round tables with chairs around them appeared in the center, while the right-hand side of the entrance was devoted to an enquiry desk and its opposite side to reading newspapers and magazines. On either side of the tables, there were fiction and non-fiction books for adults, a.nd the top right and left corners were used for children’s books and multimedia purposes (CDs, videos and computer games), respectively.

By today, this building has been completely altered. The enquiry desk has been replaced by a room for a brand-new café, and the room to the left of the entrance has been converted into a computer room. It is also worth noting that the tables in the middle have been removed, making the foyer more spacious. Additionally, the room for children’s books has been made into a lecture room, and the space between it and the new café now houses an information desk flanked by three self-service machines and adult fiction books. Of a particular note is the expansion of the former multimedia room to host storytelling events and feature children’s books, with all reference books being placed just below this room.

Overall, the public library has experienced a complete makeover with the expansion of some rooms. It is also clear that all the rooms have now been repurposed to include new amenities and space for events, with an increased focus on technology.

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