You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The map below is of the town of Garlsdon. A new supermarket (S) is planned for the town. The map shows two possible sites for the supermarket. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The given map portrays the layout of Garlsdon town and two proposed sites for a new supermarket in the town.
Garlsdon is an industrial town, with a population of 65,000 people. It is surrounded by three smaller towns, Cransdon at the southeast, Bransdon at the southwest and Hindon at the northwest.
The first site is planned in the north-western outskirts of Garlsdon, which is well-connected by road and rail. It would be more convenient to the town’s population at the north and to the 10,000 inhabitants of Hindon. The second site is located at the centre of the town, at almost equal distance from the housing facilities at the north and the south. Apart from facilitating the town’s own population, it can be accessible to the shoppers from Bransdon and Cransdon by main roads, which have a population of 15,000 and 29,000 respectively. However, the location is marked as no traffic zone.
Overall, the second site appears accessible to more customers than the first one, both to the town-dwellers and to those from the three surrounding towns.