IELTS academic task 1: model answer for 2 diagrams

ielts academic diagrams mapsModel answer for IELTS writing task 1 maps/diagrams.

Updated: Feb 2023

Maps or diagrams often show up in the IELTS exam (writing task 1 academic). There are 3 types of maps: past and past , past and present and present and future. Make sure you check the timeframe and set aside 3 minutes to analyse the task and plan your writing. A well planned task will help you feel confident when writing.

Here is a model answer for a park layout comparing past and present. This task was taken from the latest IELTS 14 book from Cambridge University press.

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IELTS writing task 1: 3 diagrams/maps with a model answer

IELTS model answer for 3 diagrams/maps over 3 time periods.

Updated: Feb 12th 2023

Here is a tricky looking task. It consists of 3 maps/diagrams over 3 time periods showing changes that have taken place. It is easier than it looks as long as you logically group the information in paragraphs. Planning is important in IELTS writing task 1 just as it is in the essay section writing task 2.

Spend about 4 minutes planning task 1 as you must analyse the task, think of what comparisons you have to make, the language/grammar needed and also decide on a logical structure. Make sure you include an overview as this is very important for a band 7 or more.

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IELTS academic writing task 1 maps lesson

How to write about maps in IELTS.

Updated: June 2024

Maps often show up in IELTS academic writing task 1. There are different types of maps and the most common is the past and present (this task below) or sometimes both maps may be in the past. There are also maps which show proposals for the future such as a redevelopment scheme.

You will need to use specific vocabulary in this task and the grammar needed would be the past tense (was /were), the present perfect passive to describe change and prepositions. You also have to use specific language that shows location and change.

ielts writing task 1 maps

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