The IELTS map or floor plan task is designed to test your ability to compare and contrast information shown in a map or floor plan of a building.
- Language to describe locations (north, south, adjacent to, across from).
- Passive form: This is where the sentence starts with the object and the subject of the sentence is often missed out (especially for developments where the subject is often unknown, for example, “a building was constructed”).
[Note this is explained in the previous section on process tasks.]
- Verbs of change: Verbs are needed to describe things being added, removed, or changed (constructed, demolished, transformed).
- Articles: Every countable noun needs an article: a, an, the. (These were covered in the previous section on processes).
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘢 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘪𝘯 1957 𝘢𝘯𝘥 2007.
The illustrations depict changes to a museum building and grounds in 1957 and 2007. Overall, the building became much larger and the number of trees was greatly reduced.
Looking first at the grounds of the museum, as shown at the bottom of the map, all the trees were removed from the roadside, and also most of them to the left and to the rear of the museum were cut down. The driveway leading up to the museum was removed and a car park was built by the roadside.
In terms of the building itself, the entrance was moved from the middle of the building to the left-hand side of the building, where a new museum shop was built. To the right, the local history room was turned into a reception area. Further to the right, the museum storage room was replaced by a café. Above the café, the National History exhibition room was turned into a local history room. This room leads into two new rooms that were constructed, which are a special exhibitions room and an education centre.
𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗣𝗗𝗙: [model answers and homework tasks]