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This is an IELTS writing task 1 sample answer essay on the topic of a beachfront map.

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IELTS Essay Task 1: Beachfront Map

The map details a 1950 Australian beachfront location and alterations in the present day. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that there has been an increase in leisure facilities and motor vehicle access to the beach. The beach itself is unchanged.

In 1950, the less developed area contained a road above the beach ending at a car park. Today, the road and car park still exist though both the size of the car park and the length of the road have been extended. The present road leads to a lighthouse (present in 1950 as well) and a newly erected surf club by the side of the beach. A small 25m pool remains in the general vicinity of the lighthouse.

Beneath the road in 1950, there was a playground, an area for dining tables and a pavilion, which are largely unchanged in the present day with the exception of the children’s playground being replaced by an additional car park. Closer to the beach, a 25m pool has been enlarged to 50 meters and there is currently a restaurant and another surf club to the left of the beach.

Analysis

1. The map details a 1950 Australian beachfront location and alterations in the present day. 2. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that there has been an increase in leisure facilities and motor vehicle access to the beach. The beach itself is unchanged.

  1. Paraphrase what the map or floorplan shows.
  2. Write a clear overview summarising the major trends and differences.

1. In 1950, the less developed area contained a road above the beach ending at a car park. 2. Today, the road and car park still exist though both the size of the car park and the length of the road have been extended. 3. The present road leads to a lighthouse (present in 1950 as well) and a newly erected surf club by the side of the beach. 4. A small 25m pool remains in the general vicinity of the lighthouse.

  1. Begin writing about the changes.
  2. Compare as much as possible.
  3. Vary some long and short sentences.
  4. Make sure everything is detailed.

1. Beneath the road in 1950, there was a playground, an area for dining tables and a pavilion, which are largely unchanged in the present day with the exception of the children’s playground being replaced by an additional car park. 2. Closer to the beach, a 25m pool has been enlarged to 50 meters and there is currently a restaurant and another surf club to the left of the beach.

  1. Write about the rest of the beach.
  2. Make sure you have detailed all the information., even what has not changed.

Vocabulary

What do the words in bold below mean?

The map details a 1950 Australian beachfront location and alterations in the present day. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that there has been an increase in leisure facilities and motor vehicle access to the beach. The beach itself is unchanged.

In 1950, the less developed area contained a road above the beach ending at a car park. Today, the road and car park still exist though both the size of the car park and the length of the road have been extended. The present road leads to a lighthouse (present in 1950 as well) and a newly erected surf club by the side of the beach. A small 25m pool remains in the general vicinity of the lighthouse.

Beneath the road in 1950, there was a playground, an area for dining tables and a pavilion, which are largely unchanged in the present day with the exception of the children’s playground being replaced by an additional car park. Closer to the beach, a 25m pool has been enlarged to 50 meters and there is currently a restaurant and another surf club to the left of the beach.

Answers

details describes

beachfront beach

alterations changes

Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that overall

leisure facilities places to hang out

motor vehicle access cars can go there

less developed not built up

contained had

ending at going to

length the distant

extended lengthened

leads to goes towards

lighthouse old style tower with a light for ships to see

present now

newly erected built recently

surf club place to do surfing

by the side of next to

general vicinity around

beneath under

playground place for kids to play

dining tables places to eat

pavilion place to sit and hang out

unchanged no different

exception not included

replaced took the place of

additional also

closer to the nearer

enlarged expanded

currently now

another a second

Pronunciation

  ˈdiːteɪlz 
biːʧfrʌnt 
ˌɔːltəˈreɪʃ(ə)nz 
ˈlʊkɪŋ frɒm ən ˈəʊvərɔːl pəˈspɛktɪvɪt ɪz ˈrɛdɪli əˈpærənt ðæt 
ˈlɛʒə fəˈsɪlɪtiz 
ˈməʊtə ˈviːɪkl ˈæksɛs
lɛs dɪˈvɛləpt 
kənˈteɪnd 
ˈɛndɪŋ æt 
lɛŋθ 
ɪksˈtɛndɪd
liːdz tuː 
ˈlaɪthaʊs 
ˈprɛznt 
ˈnjuːli ɪˈrɛktɪd
sɜːf klʌb 
baɪ ðə saɪd ɒv 
ˈʤɛnərəl vɪˈsɪnɪti 
bɪˈniːθ 
ˈpleɪgraʊnd
ˈdaɪnɪŋ ˈteɪblz 
pəˈvɪljən
ʌnˈʧeɪnʤd 
ɪkˈsɛpʃən 
rɪˈpleɪst 
əˈdɪʃənl 
ˈkləʊsə tuː ðiː 
ɪnˈlɑːʤd 
ˈkʌrəntli 
əˈnʌðə 

Vocabulary Practice

Remember and fill in the blanks:

The map d__________s a 1950 Australian b_____________t location and a___________s in the present day. L_________________________________________________t there has been an increase in l_____________s and m___________________s to the beach. The beach itself is unchanged.

In 1950, the l________________d area c____________d a road above the beach e_______________t a car park. Today, the road and car park still exist though both the size of the car park and the l___________h of the road have been e_____________d. The present road l____________o a l____________e (p_________t in 1950 as well) and a n_________________d s______________b b________________f the beach. A small 25m pool remains in the g________________y of the lighthouse.

B_____________h the road in 1950, there was a p______________d, an area for d_________________s and a p_____________n, which are largely u____________d in the present day with the e____________n of the children’s playground being r___________d by an a_______________l car park. C________________e beach, a 25m pool has been e______________d to 50 meters and there is c_____________y a restaurant and a______________r surf club to the left of the beach.

Listening Practice

Listen to the related topic below and practice with these activities:

Reading Practice

Read more and use these ideas to practice:

https://www.escape.com.au/destinations/australia/shock-beach-named-in-australias-best/image-gallery/d5dcb1ef24a9229126a1f371cf447032

Speaking Practice

Practice with the following related questions from the real IELTS speaking exam:

Scenery

  1. Are there many places in your hometown to see nice scenery?
  2. When you travel, do you stay in rooms with good views?
  3. Would you like to live in a house with beautiful scenery around it?
  4. Why do people like taking pictures of the scenery?

Writing Practice

Practice with the related map below and then check with my sample answer:

IELTS Essay: Map of Pentland

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