IELTS Academic Task 1: Village of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010.

The maps below show the village of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010.

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

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The given maps present the village of Stokeford in 1930 and 2010. Overall, while the main road as well as river stoke remained the same, the farmland was replaced by massive residential development. (Opening sentence along with an overall statement)

River Stoke runs from North East to South West and it maintained this course during the 80 years. Also, the road that runs through the village from North to South direction along with the bridge remained unchanged. In addition, the post office stayed the same. (Things that stayed the same.)

During this period, the farmlands in the south and north-east were replaced by a number of houses. There was an expansion of the road network on both sides of the main road and all houses were constructed along the roads. Moreover, the shops were replaced with houses. While the primary school was expanded, the garden was reduced by 50 percent and it gave way to road and residential development. Furthermore, the large house in the garden was changed to a retirement home. (Things that changed during this period.)

Total Words = 160.

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