Writing Task 1 – MAPS
MAPS are becoming a lot more common. The language that we use to describe graphs like bar charts, tables, line graphs, would not be used to describe maps. We should need to use new language to describe maps.
LANGUAGE OF DIRECTION:
In the north : within an area . (California is in the west of the United States/ Phu My Hung is in the south of HCM city.)
To the north: to be used for comparison/outside an area (China is to the north of Vietnam/ Cambodia is to the west of Vietnam.)
In the southwest: Florida is in the southeast of the United States.
To the southwest: The entrance was moved to the southwest of the building
LANGUAGE OF LOCATION:
Be located/situated in: The shopping mall was located/situated in the center of the city was knocked down to make way for a new university.
Opposite: A restaurant has been built on the opposite side of the road where the shop used to be.
Next to: A new car park has been constructed next to the hotel.
Along: there was a new sidewalk along the river.
Across from: The park is across from the school.
The grammar for Map is quite simple that you should use passive voice in paste tense.
VERBS TO DESCRIBE MAP:
Buildings: Demolished, knocked down, constructed, built, erected
The apartment was demolished.
The school located in the south of the city was knocked down/ demolished to make way for a car park.
The building was erected on the bank of the river.
A new residential area was built in place of the park.
A golf course was constructed to the west of the airport.
The park disappeared.
An airport appeared.
cut down/chopped down, removed, uprooted
In the north of the river all trees were cut down/chopped down.
All the trees were removed/uprooted and replaced by a factory.
established, installed, placed, put in An airport was established/installed .
Don’t say: a house was installed/ established.
Areas and zones:
An urban area = a city A rural area = a countryside
An industrial area = factory, manufacturing, processing
Residential area = houses
Recreational area & Entertainment area
We use recreational areas to usually talk about things like parks or other green areas that people do activities.
Entertainment area is actually part of a commercial area . When you go to sing karaoke , or when you go and watch a film at the theater, you are in the area that the focus is money