The maps illustrate the transformation of an office building from now to the future.


To begin with, the main entrance located on the southeast side of this building will be moved to the direct south in the future. Furthermore, it is clear that the construction of the office nearby will be affected. As can be seen from the map, there are four rooms for the office now. However, in the future, these rooms will be constituted by two large rooms. Simultaneously, the new entrance will be located between two office areas in the future. Moreover, at present, opposite the main entrance is the kitchen room, the canteen and a storeroom respectively from West to East. In the future, both the kitchen and canteen will make way for two office rooms. Meanwhile, the storeroom will exist without any change in location or size.

In addition, the grass areas which are situated in the west and east of this plan will be demolished in the future to build many other things. There will be an outdoor seating area in the northwest of this building. Also, many chairs will be added in the left-hand corner of this office building in the future. Another thing to add is that to the east of this building WCS which is sited nearby storeroom and the grass area now will be moved to the northeast corner of this building. Besides, the coffee machine will be added close to the WCs. Opposite this area, a meeting area will be erected. Finally, some chairs will be added adjacent to this meeting area.


Overall, this office building will witness a dramatic change in the future with a lot of office rooms built up.

Your word count is 283. I doubt if you can manage to write that many words in 20 minutes, which is the time suggested for task 1.


Try to be more direct in your phrasing, and you should be able to cut down your text to around 180-200 words. That would be plenty. Revise it and post below.

Please read my advice for Task 1 essays.

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Mai LehoangThe maps illustrate the transformation of an office building from now to the future.

Transformation is a complete change so that the end product cannot be recognized. This is not a transformation.

People sometimes go for "makeovers" which transform their appearance. You cannot recognize them.
Butterflies undergo a transformation from crawling caterpillars to beautiful flying insects.

The two maps illustrate / depict / show the planned changes for an office building.

There are other places in the text that need to be modified. Remove redundant, verbose, or unnecessary words. The words that are out of context or misused are highlighted. The transition words are almost randomly placed, and not used naturally.

- The "overall" paragraph should be placed directly after the introduction.

Your paragraphs are not logically structured. Each paragraph must have one main point. I cannot decipher the points in your paragraphs. They are chaotic and not logical.

Possible outlines are:

1. Introduction
2. Major features "overall"
3. Most dramatic changes.
4. Minor changes.


1. Introduction
2. Major features "overall"
3. Original layout.
4. New layout with differences.


1. Introduction
2. Major features "overall"
3. What changed the most
4. What did not change



To begin with, the main entrance located on the southeast side of this building will be moved to the direct south in the future. Furthermore, it is clear that the construction of the office nearby will be affected. As can be seen from the map, there are four rooms for the office now. However, in the future, these rooms will be constituted by two large rooms. Simultaneously, the new entrance will be located between two office areas in the future. Moreover, at present, opposite the main entrance is the kitchen room, the canteen and a storeroom respectively from West to East. In the future, both the kitchen and canteen will make way for two office rooms. Meanwhile, the storeroom will exist without any change in location or size.


In addition, the grass areas which are situated in the west and east of this plan will be demolished (We do not demolish grass. ) in the future to build many other things. There will be an outdoor seating area in the northwest of this building. Also, many chairs will be added in the left-hand corner of this office building in the future. Another thing to add is that to the east of this building WCS which is sited nearby storeroom and the grass area now will be moved to the northeast corner of this building. Besides, the coffee machine will be added close to the WCs. Opposite this area, a meeting area will be erected. (We erect bridges, monuments and tall buildings. Not meeting areas.) Finally, some chairs will be added adjacent to this meeting area.


Overall, this office building will witness a dramatic change in the future with a lot of office rooms built up.

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Is there no need an overview? And what words can I use to replace these mistakes? Many thanks ^^

Mai LehoangIs there no need an overview?

You need to follow the instructions.

Task 1 essays have the instruction:

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

The purpose of the "Overall" paragraph is to tell the examiner what features you have selected. You must pick two or three observations that you think are most important. Put this information in the second paragraph, after the introduction. The examiner will observe that you have completed that part of the task.

The next instruction is to make comparisons. You can do that in the next body paragraph.

There is no "conclusion" paragraph for Task 1. Your writing was a conclusion, not the main features.

Mai LehoangAnd what words can I use to replace these mistakes?

As Teechr advised, your essay is too long. It is not a summary, but a full report. So you did not follow the instructions: "summarize".
Task 1 should be about 170-190 words long.

Revise your essay and post it in this discussion thread.

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