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This is an IELTS writing task 1 sample answer essay on the topic of a map of pancha village from the real IELTS exam.

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IELTS Essay Task 1: Map of Pancha Village

The maps below show Pancha Village in 2005 and 2015.

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

The maps detail changes to the village of Pancha from 2005 to 2015. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that the town became more developed with the addition of a new road, modern utilities, and general expansion of current residential, commercial and educational areas.

By 2015, the single dirt road present in 2005 had been transformed into a highway lined with road signs, telephone poles and telecommunication towers in the bottom left corner of the map. On the left side of the road, the marketplace has grown and become more organized while the sizes of the homes along the road have also become larger.

To the right side of the road, in the bottom corner, the area demarcated for pagodas now allows for an additional building. Just above the pagodas, two homes have been cleared away and in the upper right corner, the town built a secondary school to complement the primary school.

It is also worth noting that in 2005, most homes only possessed access to telephones but by 2015 satellite service had become common.

Analysis

1. The maps detail changes to the village of Pancha from 2005 to 2015. 2. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that the town became more developed with the addition of a new road, modern utilities, and general expansion of current residential, commercial and educational areas.

  1. Paraphrase the overall essay topic.
  2. Write a general over for the map. Include the major changes and group them generally.

1. By 2015, the single dirt road present in 2005 had been transformed into a highway lined with road signs, telephone poles and telecommunication towers in the bottom left corner of the map. 2. On the left side of the road, the marketplace has grown and become more organized while the sizes of the homes along the road have also become larger.

  1. Begin to describe the changes.
  2. Be sure to compare as much as possible.

1. To the right side of the road, in the bottom corner, the area demarcated for pagodas now allows for an additional building. 2. Just above the pagodas, two homes have been cleared away and in the upper right corner, the town built a secondary school to complement the primary school.

  1. Switch to another part of the map.
  2. Don’t include any opinion and don’t forget any areas.

1. It is also worth noting that in 2005, most homes only possessed access to telephones but by 2015 satellite service had become common.

  1. Try to keep it to 3 paragraphs but if there is an extra detail that is better in another paragraph, that is fine!

Vocabulary

What do the words in bold below mean? Take some notes on a piece of paper to aid your memory:

The maps detail changes to the village of Pancha from 2005 to 2015. Looking from an overall perspective, it is readily apparent that the town became more developed with the addition of a new road, modern utilities, and general expansion of current residential, commercial and educational areas.

By 2015, the single dirt road present in 2005 had been transformed into a highway lined with road signs, telephone poles and telecommunication towers in the bottom left corner of the map. On the left side of the road, the marketplace has grown and become more organized while the sizes of the homes along the road have also become larger.

To the right side of the road, in the bottom corner, the area demarcated for pagodas now allows for an additional building. Just above the pagodas, two homes have been cleared away and in the upper right corner, the town built a secondary school to complement the primary school.

It is also worth noting that in 2005, most homes only possessed access to telephones but by 2015 satellite service had become common.

Answers

Try to write down or think of an antonym/opposite word for further practice:

detail describe

village town

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

developed became better

addition added on

modern utilities new buildings

general expansion overall growth

current residential right now homes

commercial related to business

educational related to teaching

single dirt road one unpaved street

present in was there

transformed into made into

highway big street

lined with along a row

road signs stop signs, etc.

telephone poles where telephone lines are hung up

telecommunication towers used to connect phones

on the left side of to the left of

grown got bigger

organized in better order

while at the same time

along the road lined up

larger bigger

demarcated sectioned off

pagodas temples

additional building extra place

just above right over

cleared away removed

built constructed

secondary school high school

complement add to, complete

primary school school for young kids

it is also worth noting that it is noticeable that

access get into

satellite service uses satellites to provide internet, TV shows

common ubiquitous

Pronunciation

Practice saying the words below using this tip with Google voice dictation:

ˈdiːteɪl 
ˈvɪlɪʤ 
ˈlʊkɪŋ frɒm ən ˈəʊvərɔːl pəˈspɛktɪvɪt ɪz ˈrɛdɪli əˈpærənt ðæt 
dɪˈvɛləpt 
əˈdɪʃ(ə)n 
ˈmɒdən ju(ː)ˈtɪlɪtiz
ˈʤɛnərəl ɪksˈpænʃən 
ˈkʌrənt ˌrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl
kəˈmɜːʃəl 
ˌɛdju(ː)ˈkeɪʃənl 
ˈsɪŋgl dɜːt rəʊd 
ˈprɛznt ɪn 
trænsˈfɔːmd ˈɪntuː 
ˈhaɪweɪ 
laɪnd wɪð 
rəʊd saɪnz
ˈtɛlɪfəʊn pəʊlz 
ˌtɛlɪkəˌmju(ː)nɪˈkeɪʃən ˈtaʊəz 
ɒn ðə lɛft saɪd ɒv 
grəʊn 
ˈɔːgənaɪzd 
waɪl 
əˈlɒŋ ðə rəʊd 
ˈlɑːʤə
ˈdiːmɑːkeɪtɪd 
pəˈgəʊdəz 
əˈdɪʃənl ˈbɪldɪŋ
ʤʌst əˈbʌv 
klɪəd əˈweɪ 
bɪlt 
ˈsɛkəndəri skuːl 
ˈkɒmplɪmənt 
ˈpraɪməri skuːl
ɪt ɪz ˈɔːlsəʊ wɜːθ ˈnəʊtɪŋ ðæt 
ˈæksɛs 
ˈsætəlaɪt ˈsɜːvɪs 
ˈkɒmən

Vocabulary Practice

Remember and fill in the blanks. Note it on a piece of paper so you can remember better:

The maps d______l changes to the v________e of Pancha from 2005 to 2015. L____________________________________________________________t the town became more d___________d with the a_________n of a new road, m__________________s, and g________________n of c______________________l, c___________________l and e________________l areas.

By 2015, the s___________________d p_____________n 2005 had been t________________________o a h___________y l______________________s, t____________________s and t___________________________s in the bottom left corner of the map. O_____________________f the road, the marketplace has g________n and become more o______________d w_______e the sizes of the homes a__________________d have also become l_________r.

To the right side of the road, in the bottom corner, the area d______________d for p____________s now allows for an a____________________g. J____________e the pagodas, two homes have been c_______________y and in the upper right corner, the town b_____t a s______________________l to c_____________t the p__________________l.

I__________________________t in 2005, most homes only possessed a_________s to telephones but by 2015 s_________________e had become c___________n.

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Writing Practice

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