Topic: The plans below show a student common room at five years ago and now

The maps illustrate modifications made to the student standard room five years before and after 5 years.


Overall, the room has been renovated extensively, notably great re-arrangements of the tables in the center and minor changes to some of the amenities to the left-hand side of the entrance.


Five years ago, most of the student room was occupied by four sets of 7-piece round tables. However, nowadays, two of them were replaced by a long 9-piece rectangular table set located to the top left of the room. The cabinet to the bottom right corner of the room was also replaced by the television, with three particular armchairs placed around it. A new bench for laptops was added between the round table set and the television area. Other significant changes include adding another microwave placed right next to the old one and a drinks machine adjacent to the refrigerator. In contrast, the sink, the cupboard, and the bench, which were located in the top left of the room, remained the same.

The maps (How many are there?) illustrate modifications made to the student standard (wrong word. There is no such thing as a "student standard room.") room five years before and after 5 years. (That does not make sense. Five years before when? Five years after when? Are they 10 years apart?)


Overall, the room has been renovated extensively, notably great re-arrangements (rearrange is not hyphenated.) of the tables in the center and minor changes to some of the amenities (wrong word - Amenities are very luxurious items like a hot spa with thick Turkish towels.) to the left-hand side of the entrance.

Five years ago, most of the student room was occupied by four sets of 7-piece round tables. However, nowadays, Two of them were replaced by a long 9-piece rectangular table set located to the top left of the room. The cabinet to in the bottom right corner of the room was also replaced by a the television, with three particular armchairs placed around it. A new bench for laptops was added between the round table set and the television area. Other significant changes include adding another microwave placed right next to the old one and a drinks machine adjacent to the refrigerator. In contrast, the sink, the cupboard, and the bench, which were located in the top left of the room, remained the same.


When describing locations on a map, it is customary to use compass directions. They are standard reference positions.

Sample Essay.

Notes: Map directions are used sparingly to show where things are located.
In Task 1, you get a lot of extra points for making combinations. The interesting contrast for these two rooms is how many seats are there - does the new layout have more or less seating?


The two maps contrast the layout of a student common room from five years ago to its current configuration.

Overall, the counter area across the north side of the room had only one small change, but the main part of the room was nearly completely redesigned. The seating capacity was about the same.

The older design had a long counter along the north wall. This was where all the kitchen appliances were located: a sink, a microwave oven and a refrigerator. The only change is a second microwave taking up some of the available counterspace.

The main part of the room used to contain four round tables, each having chairs seating six people. Two of these tables were removed, leaving space for a large rectangular table seating four on each side. In addition, along the south wall, a bench for laptops was installed along with a large television in the corner. In front of the TV, there are three comfortable armchairs, which makes the total seating capacity 23, compared to 24 in the former layout. Next to the refrigerator, a drinks machine was put in.

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