Task 1 #9 - Map Comparison Exercise

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 
The maps below show the changes that have taken place in Meadowside village and and Fonton, a neighbouring town, since 1962.
You should write at least 150 words.





MODEL ANSWER
The three maps show the history of two villages of Fonton and Meadowside in 1962 and 1985 and their current appearance.

It is clear that these two independent old villages emerge into a larger town today. The new town supplements with better traffic, more amenities and infrastructure.

There was a narrow road through the village of Meadowside and a railway line across the larger town of Fonton in 1962. By 1985, the two were joined by a new wider road, and the old road in Meadowside had been widened as well. Today, the railway line has been extended to a station located half-way between the two places from west to east.

These two villages were uninhabited until 1985, where a new housing estate had been constructed and a sports complex along with a superstore that had also been built along the road in Meadowside. 50 years into the development, the two former villages have now intergrated into one large town. The number of houses has increased and the old center of Meadowside is surrounded by suburbs to the north. Between
Meadowside and Fonton, a business park and a hotel have also been built to complement the surrounding structures.
(198 words)


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