IELTS Writing
IELTS Writing Task 1 – Academic – Grange Park

IELTS Writing Task 1 – Academic – Grange Park

IELTS Writing Task 1 – Academic – Grange Park

Check Cambridge 14 Test 4

The plans below show a public park when it first opened in 1920 and the same park today. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

 Version 1

The first map displays the 1920 layout of Grange Park, while the other map illustrates the current configuration. Overall, the seating and gardens were centralized, and additional amenities were incorporated.

In 1920, the first entrance was located on Eldon Street in the park’s center-south, nestled between a rose garden and a glasshouse while the Arnold Avenue entrance was positioned to the north, and at the park’s center was a fountain. To the west of the fountain was a musicians’ stage, surrounded by more seating and rose gardens. On the east side, there was another rose garden next to a pond for water plants.

Today, the two entrances remain unchanged. The seating, along with the rose gardens, has been relocated to the center, replacing the fountain. The former stage has been transformed into an amphitheater for concerts. In the north-left corner of the park, a cafe and a children’s play area have been added, while in the south-right corner, there is a water feature and an entrance to underground parking.

Version 2

The two maps compare the layout of Grange Park in 1920 and its current configuration. Overall, the changes altered the park’s layout, focusing on enhancing its amenities and entertainment options while preserving the original entrances.

In both layouts, the entrances remained unchanged, with Arnold Avenue in the center north and Eldon Street in the south; however, some significant changes have occurred over the years. Some of the rose gardens, previously located near the entrances, were moved to the center, replacing the fountain. A stage for musicians was constructed on the western side, adjacent to the former fountain location. This stage was later transformed into an amphitheater dedicated to concerts.

On the eastern side of the park, the glasshouse and seating areas have been replaced by a water feature and an entrance to an underground park. In the northeastern section, a cafe and a children’s play area now occupy the space where the old water plants pond used to be.


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