Academic Writing Task 1 #30 Map – Island

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The two maps below show an island, before and after the construction of some tourist facilities.

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

Write at least 150 words.


The maps illustrate how an island has changed following the development of various facilities for visitors.

Overall, there have been significant constructions in the island in terms of accommodation and facilities for tourists. It is noteworthy that these developments have occurred without any noticeable damage to the trees.

The length of the island is over 1200 metres while its width varies from about 200 to 500 metres in different places. Originally, there was a beach to the left of the island, and the eastern and western parts were covered with woodland, apart from which the island was completely bare.

In comparison, swimming facilities have now been built in the beach. Furthermore, the western woodland is surrounded by a series of huts which are connected to each other and to the beach via footpaths. There is also a restaurant in northern part which is connected to a reception building in the middle of the island as well as a new pier to the south by means of a vehicle track. Finally, a larger set of huts have been constructed between the reception and the eastern woodland.

(185 words)

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