Directions and prepositions for maps

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In maps it is essential to have strong command over directions and prepositions. Read below given article to find out how to use them in IELTS writing task 1:

Preposition usages

  1. The cottages are to the north-west of the forest
  2. The A is to the southeast of the B.
  3. The A is to the south of the B.
  4. The A is to the north of the B.
  5. The track runs in a north-eastern direction from the cottages.
  6. The woodland is in the north-eastern corner of the map.

Some samples with prepositions of place

  • A is beside the B.
  • A is north of the country. (not in country)
  • A is to the north of the country. (not in country)
  • A is in the north of the country. (in country)
  • A south of the river.

 

Several changes took place in the town of Northgate.

East of the town, there is a lake surrounded by trees.

A number of new houses were built beside the railway line.

There was a large industrial area located in the north.

A new railway was  constructed which ran from north to south.

Two new hotels were erected on the banks of the river.

A large number of new villas were built beside the sea.

A yachting club was set up on the shores of the lake.

A number of wind turbines were placed in the sea, just on the coastline.

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