IELTS Writing task 1: Maps of the Islip town


Dear Teacher,
Please help to correct and give some feedback for my writing IELTS task 1. Thank you very much!

The maps below show the centre of a small town called Islip as it is now, and plans for its development.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

The two maps illustrate the central area of the Islip town at the moment and its forecast development. It is clear that the inner town is expected to have significant modifications with more facilities and the introduction of a dual carriageway.

It is noticeable that the Slip town centre is currently located in the countryside, having a main road crossing from west to east. However, in the future, a dual carriageway will be built to create a ring around the town, and the main road will be pedestrianised.

With regard to the inner town, a row of shops along the north side of the main road as they are now will be demolished; other facilities, namely a bus station, a shopping centre and a parking space are planned to be constructed. It is predicted that a new area of accommodation will be built. As a result, the current park nearby will be reduced in size in the future. Interestingly enough, a chain of shops situated in the south side of the main road will be maintained.


Wow, this is a great report. Your description is extremely clear and detailed, with effective organization and great use of vocabulary, like pedestrianised. There were only a few errors I was able to catch. I think this would surely score at least a band 7.