The 5-Step Approach for Describing Changes to Maps
Step 1. Read the Question and Brainstorm Different Vocabulary.
Make sure you fully understand the question and try to think of some different words from the words in the maps so that you can use a wider range of vocabulary in your answer. This will help you get a higher band score. This should take 1 to 2 minutes in the test.
In step 2, you should identify key information, then write the introduction and overview paragraphs. This should take 5 to 6 minutes in the test.
Step 4. Write 2 body paragraphs.
Now write a detailed first body paragraph about the first 3 or 4 key features you identified as main features in step 3. It is important that you describe the first map clearly. Try to choose things in the first map that have changed in the second map so that you can write about the changes in the second body paragraph. Here are some key points to remember when writing the body paragraphs.
Step 5. Read your answer and correct any obvious mistakes.