Ielts Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 8

You must spend 20 minutes on the task.

A map of Brandfield can be found below. Two locations, S1 and S2, have been suggested by city planners for the construction of a new shopping center.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Plans for two potential locations for a mall in the city of Brandfield are depicted on the map. It is evident that the two locations being evaluated are to the town’s north and southeast.

S1, the first potential location for the retail center, is situated just north of the city center and above the railway line that connects the city’s southeast and northwest. If it is constructed here, it will be next to a sizable housing estate, making it convenient for residents of the estate and the city center. Additionally, it will be close to the river that passes through the town. 

S2, the location in the southeast, is once more only a short distance from the city center and the railroad, although it is closer to an industrial estate than a residential area.

Good vehicle access is available to both locations because a major road passes through the city and is close to them. The west of the town has a sizable park and golf course, making this location unsuitable for use as a site.