IELTS Cambridge Book 5 Test 3 AC – Task 1

Question – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The map below is of the town of Garlsdon. A new supermarket (S) is planned for the town. The map shows two possible sites for the supermarket.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Answer – 

The map displays two possible locations, S1 and S2, for a new supermarket, which is planned for a town named Garlsdon.

Overall, it can be seen that there are plans to build the supermarket either at location S1, which is a rural area, or at S2, in the centre of the town. Moreover, both locations will be accessible by rail or road.

Looking at one of the possible positions, S1, if the supermarket were to be constructed here, it would be in the northwestern part of the town, which is a countryside area. It would be located between the railway line and the main road that connects to Hindon, which is 12 km away and has a population of 10,000.

Focusing on S2, if constructed at this location, the supermarket would be in the town centre, encircled by a residential area. This area is accessible only by rail, and as this part is for pedestrians only, vehicles are not allowed here. Nevertheless, one road links this area to Bransdon in the southwest, a town 16 km away with 15000 people, and the other to Cransdon, which is 25 km southeast and is home to 29000 inhabitants.