Map: Frenton town

When writing an IELTS Part 1 report comparing two maps, you are going to need to use verbs that describe change. There are a lot of them and often the differences in meaning is quite small (e.g. 'convert' and 'renovate')


Below are some verbs (in the past tense) with their common prepositions that you can use when describing changes to a map. Use a dictionary to makes sure you understand the meaning of these verbs and use some of them in your report.

built, changed into, constructed, converted into, demolished, developed, extended, expanded, knocked-down, flattened, modernised, replaced with, redeveloped into, removed, renovated, relocated.

For basic tips, advice and a vocabulary exercise related to map writing click here.

The maps above show the town of Frenton, in 1990 and 2012.

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

Write at least 150 words.

When you are ready, enter your answers in the sheet below:


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