Academic Writing Task 1 #27 Map – site of a school

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagrams below show the site of a school in 2004 and the plan for changes to the school site in 2024.

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

Write at least 150 words.


The maps illustrate how a school site is planned to be developed over a 20-year period. Overall, there will be extensive developments with regards to construction of buildings, facilities and roads in the school site, and the number of students will also increase significantly.

In 2004, there was only one car park to the west of the site where the main entrance to the school was located. There were also two school buildings, accommodating 600 students altogether, separated by a path running from the main entrance to the sports field in the east. The school was surrounded by woodland in the north, south and east.

There are plans to increase the number of students served by the school by 400 in 2024. As a result, a new school building will replace the old sports field, and the two original buildings are going to be joined together. The old path will then connect these to the new building number 3, no longer running to the main entrance. Furthermore, a part of the woodland in the east is planned to be deforested and replaced by a new car park as well as a new, smaller sports field. Finally, a new road will be paved passing south of the school building, which will connect the two car parks.

(216 words)