Possible sites for the supermarket in the town of Garlsdon

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 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.

Garlsdon Population 65,000

Sample Answer:
The given map shows  two possible locations for the newly planned supermarket in the Garlsdon town. As is observed from the graph, two probable locations are denoted by S1 and S2 and one is inside the housing and industry areas whereas other one is about 5 kilometer away from the industrial area.

First possible place for the supermarket is in the countryside which is near the Hindon area with a population of 10 thousand. The advantages of placing a shopping center here would be mostly enjoyed by the Hindon people who would be able to reach there without travelling much. On the contrary, people who would come from Brandon or Cransdon area would have to travel few km to reach there.

As is presented in the map. The Garlsdon town is a rectangular area where housing and industries are situated almost in the middle of the town. Town Centre is in the middle of the residential and industrial area and second possible location for the proposed supermarket. If the super market is built here, most people would be able to market from here without traveling a long and a railroad has crossed beside this proposed place that would make the travel more convenient for the shoppers.

In summary, location two would be more suitable for the planned supermarket.