IELTS Writing Task 1 - Maps Example Essay 2

In this post, we will look at a Writing Task 1 Academic map essay example from the IELTS writing task 1 Academic Test. Students often ask if the questions are repeated year after year and the answer is no, but the type of map, process, graph or chart can be.

There are so many questions written each year, you may find you practice answering various questions on different topics. It is best practice to learn how to answer each one of the various types of writing task 1 questions, from bar charts, line graphs, maps, process etc.

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Take a look at the IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic essay example below >>

*This map question and answer were provided by a student. IELTS Achieve did not design this  question*


The pictures describe the proposal to convert Foster road between SE 84TH and 85TH Avenue.

Overall, the road will be changed rapidly by the installation of different safety structures. The street at present has a small footpath on both sides and there are no trees. After the proposed development, there would be modifications that convert the street into a safer place for pedestrians.

Firstly, at present, the street has one main road, with street-lights and narrow walkways. If the street is developed, it will have a pedestrian crossing located in the southern part of the street near the gas station, which will include an island in the middle of the street, for safety.

Secondly, wider sidewalks would be implemented and a bicycle lane that will encourage the people to ride their bicycles rather than drive their vehicles. Lastly, they propose to plant several trees along the sides of the two streets that will provide shade for the people as well as offer cleaner air for all.

Word count - 166 / Band score 8


  • Task Achievement - The answer provides a paraphrased question, to begin with, followed by an overview that gives the reader key information.    
  • Coherence and Cohesion - The answer has been divided into clear logical paragraphs.      
  • Lexical Resource - There is evidence of paraphrasing, synonyms and some less common words. 
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy - The answer has no grammatical errors. The sentences are mainly made up of multiple clauses and have a variety of structures. 

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