Map: Stoke town

When writing an IELTS Part 1 report about changes or differences between to maps or plans, it is important to pay attention to the dates of the maps or plans, as this will affect the verb tense you need to use.


For example, the maps below compare 1986 with the Present (now). Because the changes relate to now, you need to use the present perfect tense, usually in the passive form, for example:

'the primary school has been expanded'

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

The maps above show Stoke, in 1986 and now.


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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