The diagram shows Lakeside development between years 2000 and 2009.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
20 minutes, 150 words at least.
The given maps present changes in Lakeside landscape from 2000 to 2009.
Structuring this answer requires understanding that the diagram presents three different things. 1. Some things remained unchanged; 2. Others were expanded/ contracted; 3. Still others were replaced.
During these nine years, the residential area in the northwest and the school in the center were maintained. The river continued to divide the residential and commercial parts of the region from the industrial complex. (Unchanged)
The industrial complex was expanded and was completely separated from any residential area. The lake, which was the source of the river, shrunk during this period into a pond. (Expanded/Contracted)
While the derelict warehouse in the north was replaced by a car parking, offices and a university stood in place of the old town. A cinema was constructed in the west replacing the art center and the residential center south of the art center was razed to make way for a shopping complex. Moreover, the residential complex at the southern extreme of the lakeside was removed such that the industrial complex was completely isolated from any commercial or residential activity. (Replaced)
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