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Writing Task 1 # Chorleywood is a village near London whose population has increased steadily since the middle of the nineteenth century


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Chorleywood is a village near London whose population has increased steadily since the middle of the nineteenth century. The map below shows the development of the village.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the development of the village.

You should write at least 150 words

Chorleywood is a village near London

Sample Answer 1:

The given map represents the development of Chorleywood village for four different time spans starting from 1868 to the year 1994.

It is clearly observed that the earliest signs of development were evident towards the western end of Chorleywood Park and golf course. This development took place between the years 1868 to 1883 and was near to the main roads. The second phase of development was initiated between 1883 – 1992. One of the key highlights of this period was the construction of Chorleywood railways and station built in the year 1909.

With the establishment of railways in the village, a considerable increase in the developmental activities was observed. From the year 1922 until the year 1970, a drastic growth was seen towards the southern and southwestern end of the village near the newly built Chorleywood railways. The building of motorways on the western side of Chorleywood marked the start of the final expansion phase for the village. A major expanse of out built was successfully created at the cross-sections of motorways and railways as well as motorways and main roads both in the southeastern and northeastern regions of the village.

Thus to conclude it can be said that over the given period the village of Chorleywood underwent major developmental operations. However, a large part of this development was confined around the Chorleywood Park and gold course. Also wherein the first and the second time periods represented smaller growth a majority of expansion activities took place in the third and the fourth phase from the year 1922 till the year 1994.

Sample Answer 2

The illustration delineates how the development of Chorleywood village in London took place from 1868 to 1994, over a period of 125 years. Generally speaking, development works in this rural area proceeded much rapidly from 1970 to 1994 than that of previous decades.

As the graph suggests, improvement in Chorleywood village was limited during the 19th century when the area surrounded the Chorleywood station witnessed some development works. The railways were introduced in 1909 and it went across the station area and formed the ground for a wider development and constructions between 1922 and 1970, end of which the motorway was established in this village.

The village went through rapid developments between 1970 and 1994 and had a wider roadway at this time. It is worth noticing that development and constructions in Chorleywood were guided by the transportation facilities as the junction areas witnessed faster and large-scale progress than other areas. The park and the Golf course are in the middle of the village and train, road and motorways formed a hash (#) like road system in Chorleywood

Sample Writing 3:

The diagram outlines the development that the Chorleywood village of London witnessed between 1868 and 1994. Overall, development works in this village were done in different periods and much of these constructions were done between 1970 and 1994. Interestingly, transportation facility defined the are of development in this village.

According to the diagram, the motor road was established in 1970 while the railway was built in 1909 in Chorleywood. Before 1900, only a portion of the village was developed and later (between 1883 and 1922) the station was built and some development works were finished. The area near the station was then improved and during the end of this construction, in 1970 to be precise, the motorway was completed. After 1970, the expansion process seemed accelerated and many areas of the village came under the renovation process. At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway was built.

The land roads including the motorway, roads and railroads of this village connect almost all of the parts of the city and forms and hash-like shape. The progress in this area had been done mostly based on the establishment of the transportation systems but the park and the golf course were placed in the middle of the village.

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