综合类图表（bar chart+ line graph）
柱状图1995年和2005年英国美国日本去澳大利亚的游客数，折线图1995年到2005年staying at the resort和backpacking人数
1）使用最高级...be the highest/lowest
the proportion of ... was higher than the figure for ...
The proportion of ... was higher than that ...
has a larger proportion of ... than ... (does)
... was about 8 times as high/large as that ...
... was about 8 times higher than that ...
... was about 8 times the figure for ...
1）The number of XXX + increase + rapidly +数据+ from (第一时间) to （第二时间）
2）变化内容 + saw/experienced/ enjoyed/ witnessed/ revealed + a + adj（幅度） + trend (n.) +数据+ 时间
3）地点/ 年份 + saw/experienced/ enjoyed/ witnessed/ revealed + a + adj（幅度）+ trend (n.) + in 变化内容
4）There was a adj. + trend (n.) + in + 变化的内容
剑8 Test1: pie +table
剑6 Test1: line + table
Differences in ages between parents and children are greater than those in the past. Do you think the advantages of the development outweigh the disadvantages?
In this highly competitive society, young adults seem to face much heavier pressure from work and social activities than before. Therefore, young couples have a tendency to have children late in life, which leads to a bigger age gap between parents and their children. However, I think this development has more merits.
Initially, if mothers decide to delay childbearing to later ages, they are more likely to provide a better financial condition for their kids. These women as well as their marriage partners may have been able to earn higher salaries because of their working experiences, meaning that they can provide a safer and more comfortable environment for their first baby. They can also afford high quality housing in neighborhoods where their children can be admitted to good schools and lead a wonderful life. The next generation will be better educated and also have a more optimistic outlook for the future.
Another obvious benefit is that these expectant parents are possibly better prepared for all typical duties and responsibilities of motherhood and fatherhood. Their higher level of maturity and a stronger sense of responsibility gained from experience in life and work will make them qualified parents. By that I mean, they are generally more patient and thoughtful, and become good at taking care of new-born babies as well as dealing with emergency with calm and confidence.
In spite of the advantages mentioned above, some hidden risk cannot be overlooked. Wider gap in age also means a bigger generation gap which could inevitably give rise to quarrels and conflicts over lifestyle, study hours and even friend-making and so forth. However, if parents and kids can spend more time communicating and exchanging their feelings, I believe many problems could be solved. That is to say, parents could learn to be more open-minded and encourage their children to express their ideas freely, and meanwhile, children should be more considerate so that the two generations would be closer to each other.
In conclusion, age difference will not be a problem, and mature parents certainly know what is best for their kids.
在经济上更加宽裕be in a better financial condition，工给孩子提供更好的生活条件provide children with better living conditions
对未来有更乐观的展望have a more optimistic outlook for the future
买得起高质量的住房afford high quality housing
准父母可能对母亲和父亲的所有职责都有更好的准备expectant parents are possibly better prepared for all typical duties and responsibilities of motherhood and fatherhood
他们在生活和工作中获得的更高的成熟度和更强的责任感将使他们成为合格的父母。Their higher level of maturity and a stronger sense of responsibility gained from experience in life and work will make them qualified parents.
give rise to quarrels and conflicts over lifestyle, study hours and even friend-making and so forth
2015.5.21：In some countries around the world, men and women are having children late in life. What are the reasons for this development? What are the effects on society and family life?