The plans below show a public park when it first opened in 1920 and the same park today.
This essay question is from Cambridge IELTS 14 Test 4 Writing Task 1.
GRANGE PARK (1920)
GRANGE PARK (today)
There is no north indicator on the map so I think it’s best not to describe the park by compass direction. I mean don’t use words like north, east, etc. Describing a walk around the park instead.
The maps display the layout of a public park called Grange Park when it initially opened in 1920, and how it looks now.
Overall, the park has been modernized, with some natural features replaced by up-to-date facilities.
The two entrances on Arnold Avenue and Eldon Street have remained unchanged. However, the park now has an underground car park so a side entrance has been added from Eldon Street immediately to the right of the park to provide access for car park users.
Entering the park from Eldon Street, you will see the rose garden surrounded by seats at the center of the park, the central feature of which used to be a fountain. To your right, there were once a glasshouse and some seats, which have now been replaced by the water feature. Opposite the water feature are the café and children’s play area where there used to be a rose garden and pond for water plants.
A stage for musicians formerly stood on the left side of the park. It has been replaced by the amphitheater for concerts. The only feature that has remained unchanged in this area is the rose garden on the Arnold Avenue side.
How to Paraphrase the Question Statement
It’s impossible to change the keywords “public park”. So I simply added some additional information and used a different grammatical construction.
Original: The plans below show a public park when it first opened in 1920 and the same park today.
My paraphrase: The maps display the layout of a public park called Grange Park when it initially opened in 1920, and how it looks now.