Academic Writing Task 1 Map Questions

Vocabulary

Overview

In the following part we will have a look at:

How to Describe Locations

You will need to describe where things are on the map, as well as the changes they went through. One way of describing the locations would be ‘to the left’ and ‘to the right’. Still, since you have a map it’s a better idea to use a the cardinal directions ‘north’, ‘south’, ‘east’ and ‘west’. Most of the time they are provided on the map, otherwise just draw your own little compass on the map. Just remember north is up and east is on right. 

Cardinal directions:

  • The forest to the south of the river was completely cut down.
  • A school was constructed to the north-east of the station.
  • The houses in the south-west of the town were demolished to make space for the new car park.
  • The green fields to the south-west of the hospital were redeveloped as a park.
  • The airport in the centre of the city was relocated to the north-east of the river.
  • The school to the south-east was knocked down and a new one was built to the north of the forest.

 

Prepositions of place

You will also have to use prepositions of place, e.g. at/in/on/by/beside/to/of/from/…, to describe where the things are.

Examples:

  • Dramatic changes took place in the village centre.
  • To the south of the town, there is a recreational park surrounded by trees.
  • A new playground was built next to the swimming pool.
  • The old road running from north to south was replaced by a brand new motorway.
  • A completely new marina was built on the river banks.
 

How to describe change

Verbs for:

Buildings:

  • Demolished: The industrial estate was demolished and developed into a sports ground by the local community.
  • Knocked-down: The shops were knocked-down and replaced with a skyscraper.
  • Flattened: The factory in the city centre was flattened and relocated to the north of the city.
  • Replaced with: The old warehouses were replaced with new hotels.
  • Renovated: The old buildings were completely renovated.
  • Built: A new factory was built north of the residential area.
  • Constructed: A harbor was constructed at the edge of the river.
  • Reconstructed: The school was completely reconstructed after the passing of the hurricane.
  • Developed into: the industrial estate was demolished and developed into a sports ground by the local community.
  • Extended: The school was extended by adding 2 more buildings.
  • Expanded: The residential area expanded south-east by constructing 3 more homes.
  • Relocated to: The factory in the city centre was flattened and relocated to the north of the city.
  • Converted into: The factory was converted into apartments.
  • Modernized: The infrastructure was modernized by converting the dirt roads into concrete streets.  

Trees and Forests:

  • Cleared: The trees were cleared to make way for a new residential area.
  • Cut-down: The forest was cut-down and made space for a shopping centre.
  • Chopped-down: The forest was entirely chopped-down to make way for a new highway.
  • Removed: Some of the trees were removed to build a new playground.
  • Planted: A new forest was planted west of the factory

Roads, Bridges and Railway lines:

  • Constructed: A new railroad was constructed next to the village.
  • Built: A new bridge was built to replace the old one.
  • Extended: The main road was extended and a new bridge built over the river.
  • Expanded to: The main road was expanded to the north to connect to the other town.
  • Removed: The railway lines were removed and replaced by a metro line.

Leisure facilities:

  • Opened: A brand new sports centre opened just north of the school.
  • Set up: A brand new skate park was set up close to the swimming pool.
  • Developed: A playground was developed next to the school.

 Videos for IELTS Academic writing task 1 maps vocabulary

Have a look at the video to have a better idea how to deal with Map Questions Vocabulary

Have a look at the video to have a better idea how to deal with Map Questions Vocabulary

Share us with the world

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on pinterest
Share on vk

Get your writing and speaking corrected

Join the ever growing group of students who we helped on the road to success and get the professional help you have been looking for.

Useful Links

Writing Correction

Have one of our teachers look at your Writing Task and give feedback and correction within 24 Hours

Writing Task 1

Have a look at an overview of Academic IELTS Writing Task 1

Writing Task 1 Tips & Tricks

Have a look at some of the important tips and tricks to get a better score at Academic IELTS Writing Task 1

Writing Task 1 Grammar

Have a look at some of the grammar needed for Academic IELTS Writing Task 1

Writing Task 1 Vocabulary

Have a look at some of the vocabulary needed for the introduction and general overview of Academic IELTS Writing Task 1

Writing Task 1 Graphs

Have a look at how to deal with Graphs, how to analyse, structure, write,…

Writing Task 1 Graphs Examples

Have a look at some of the examples of Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Graphs and see how other people deal with writing them.

Writing Task 1 Graphs Vocabulary Change

Have a look at some Graph Vocabulary to deal with Dynamic Graphs and Changes.

Writing Task 1 Graphs Vocabulary Numbers

Have a look at some Graph Vocabulary to deal with Graphs and Numbers.

Writing Task 1 Graphs Vocabulary Practice

Have a look at some exercises and practice some of the vocabulary used for Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Graphs

Writing Task 1 Maps

Have a look at how to deal with Maps, how to analyse, structure, write,…

Writing Task 1 Maps Examples

Have a look at some of the examples of Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Maps and see how other people deal with writing them.

Writing Task 1 Maps Vocabulary 

Have a look at some of the vocabulary used for Academic Writing Task 1 Maps

Writing Task 1 Maps Vocabulary Practice

Have a look at some exercises and practice some of the vocabulary used for Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Maps

Writing Task 1 Processes

Have a look at how to deal with Processes, how to analyse, structure, write,…

Writing Task 1 Processes Examples

Have a look at some of the examples of Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Maps and see how other people deal with writing them.

Writing Task 2

Have a look at an overview of IELTS Writing Task 2 and how to deal with it.

If you have any questions about Map questions please let us know in the comments below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Can't find what you need?

our teachers

Can’t find what you need?
Ask our teachers: