Sunday, 3 May 2015

IELTS Academic Writing - Task 1


The two diagrams highlight the changes that have taken place in Stokeford village over an 80 year period.

In 1930, there was an area dedicated to farmland south of the village, along the River Stoke as well as the area close to the bridge. There were shops and houses on both sides of the main road. A primary school was located opposite the post office. Next to the primary school there was an estate with gardens and a large house.

In 2010, the farmlands no longer existed. More roads were built branching out of the main road. Even though the post office remains unchanged, the shops have been replaced by housing. The primary school is in the same location but it has been extended. The gardens of the retirement home have been reduced while the buildings are now larger. Many more houses have been built along the road where the gardens once were. On the other side of the road, the houses almost reach the river and a road has been built in the shape of a square so that the houses can be reached.

Overall, Stokeford has been developed into a residential area with more housing and less farmland.

Question taken from The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic and General Training p.283

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