Academic Writing Task 1 #29 Map – School changes

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagrams below show the changes that have taken place at West Park Secondary School since its construction in 1950.

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

Write at least 150 words.


The diagrams illustrate how West Park Secondary School has developed since 1950 when it was built. Overall, the school saw significant growth although its recreational facilities did not develop as much as its buildings and parking space.

In 1950, the school was a single building located along the main road and to the right of a series of houses. There was a large playground which was located right behind the school building to the right of some farmland.

Thirty years later in 1980, the houses were demolished and replaced by a car park, as well as a new science block, for the school while the old school building was changed into its main building. The farmland was also replaced by a new sports field, but the playground remained unchanged.

In the last year, 2010, the car park was extended, as a result of which the land previously allocated to the sports field was added to it. However, about a third of the old playground was turned into a new, yet much smaller, sports field.

(174 words)