Most countries spend lots of money on education as they start to recognize its importance. In your opinion which two following subjects are the most important for your people and which one is the least important？
It has been said that investing in education is investing in one’s future： this is true for both individuals and nations. It is always somewhat subjective to say which is more important， the humanities or sciences， as both have value. However， I would like to make a case for the importance of math and economics in this day and age.
Let us begin with math. Mathematics is a foundation subject which bridges many different fields， from physics and chemistry to the Internet and modern medicine. All of our material advances in the 20th century could not have happened without advanced mathematics. To be sure， it will also play a critical role in meeting challenges like global warming and space travel， to name just a few， in the future.
Likewise， economics is a fundamental discipline that allows societies to be stable and move forward. History is full of example of kingdoms and empires that collapsed as their economies declined. Most obviously， we need look no further than the current economic meltdown to see the importance of economics. The jobs and wellbeing of individuals and nations alike depend upon a deeper understanding of this field.
While all subjects have their merit， perhaps Geography doesn’t have the same importance it once did. After all， in our modern world we have 3-D maps online that allow us to see anywhere with the click of a mouse. But to reiterate， we need a balanced approach to education where we still produce artists and thinkers and historians and so on.
To summarize， math and economics are critical subjects in the 21st century. Governments must do their part to make sure we invest in these key areas and have qualified teachers. By doing so， they will ensure our prosperity and progress.
这篇文章题型少见，题目内容对中国考生来说比较另类。说明哪个学科的重要性不难，难的是说明一个学科为什么不重要，还注意到题目中有最高级词汇：the most important， the least important。
所以我最欣赏的是在本文首段第二句话，在表达个人偏见前的让步：It is always somewhat subjective（主观的） to say which is more important， the humanities（人文学科） or sciences， as both have value. 这句话我相信也是大多数考生看完题目后的第一感觉，但表达不出来。
wellbeing adj. 福利，康乐，安宁
make a case for 提出充分的理由
in this day and age 当今
play a critical role in 起到关键作用
meet challenge 应对挑战
to name just a few 等等 = and so on
allow sb. to do sth. 使某人能做某事
with the click of a mouse 只需鼠标一点
do one’s part to尽自己的职责
key areas 重要领域
It is always somewhat subjective to say which is more important， the humanities or sciences， as both have value.
Mathematics is a foundation subject which bridges many different fields， from physics and chemistry to the Internet and modern medicine.
All of our material advances in the 20th century could not have happened without advanced mathematics.
关键词： 雅思; 范文点评; 教育