学历与收入 Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Education Pays based on the statistics provided in the chart below (Weekly earnings in 2010). Please give a brief description of the chart first and then make comments on it. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words. 【参考范文】
This chart is provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor and it is simple but enlightening. In 2010, it had become a trend for doctors, masters and bachelors to earn more money in a week in US—$1551, $1272 and $1038. Meanwhile, other people, who did not receive better education, could not enjoy satisfactory earnings, 
这个图表能由美国劳工局提供,它虽然简单但很有启发性。在2010年,博士、硕士和学士能挣到更好的周薪——$1551, $1272和$1038,这已经成为一种趋势。同时,其他没有接受到更好教育的人们就享受不了令人满意的薪资。
The chart shows that if one individual intends to acquire better earnings, it is advisable for him or her to gain higher degrees firstly. Thus, we can say that this chart can be naturally associated with close relation between income and education. Indeed, in the contemporary America, it is a common phenomenon for a host of companies to hire recruit doctors and masters and pay them better salaries. As a result, an increasing number of youngsters find it rather difficult to get better jobs, if they do not get better education. This proves a fact, that is, employees and employers in large numbers have come to realize the significance of higher degrees. It is education that enables one to build up adequate knowledge, skills and ability to deal with important tasks.
图表表明,如果一个人想到得到更好的收入,他或她就应该先得到更高的学历。因此,我们可以说这个图表能自然联系到教育和收入之间的关系。确实,在当今的美国,很多公司都招聘博士和硕士并支付给他们高新,这是一种普遍现象。结果,越来越多年轻人发现如果没有较好的教育,就会很难找到更好的工作。这证明了一个事实,那就是,很多雇主和雇员都已经意识到了高学历的重要性。正是教育使得一个人积累承担重要任务的知识、技能和能力。 Everyone should bear in mind that education means a worthy investment. As a college student, I wan to say that it is of great necessity for all youngsters to enhance ourselves by studying hard and getting better degrees. 
每个人都应该牢记教育意味着一项很有价值的投资。作为一名大学生,我想说所有年轻人都有必要努力学习得到更好的学历。

教育就业类话题词汇
就业与失业 employment and unemployment
诚信/不诚实 honesty and dishonesty
自助者天助之 God helps those who help themselves.
充分准备 full/ adequate preparation
追求&收获pursuits & rewards
有志者事竟成。Where there is a will, there is a way.  
适应社会发展 adapt to the social development
终身学习life-long/life-time study
理论与实践 theory and practice
为人师表 to be a model
学业成就 academic achievement
课外活动 extracurricular activity
课程表 curriculum schedule
必修课 compulsory course
学生会 Student’s Union
名牌大学 prestigious university