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In the previous decade, tea-leaf growers in developing countries have put together a new model for the production of quality tea within a Fair Trade framework. However, the cost of tea leaf production under such conditions is significantly higher than in other, less socially-aware business models. This fact may cause many distributors in developed countries to avoid undertaking the new model in order to cut down costs. Fortunately, as social awareness is becoming a decisive factor in the product choice of consumers in developed countries, tea growers working according to the Fair Trade model are expected to be increasingly more desirable business partners.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A) The first and the second both provide information which contradicts the opinion favored by the argument.
B) The first introduces a development that the argument predicts will have a certain outcome; the second acknowledges a consideration that may weigh against that prediction.
C) The first is the central prediction of the argument; the second provides evidence which contradicts that prediction.
D) The first is the central prediction of the argument; the second is another possible prediction based on new information.
E) The first provides information which leads to the argument's first prediction; the second provides further information to support that prediction.
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Before we scan the answer choices - The following thought process w.r.t B1 and B2 (both bold face portions) is important:

B1 - It is a fact/consideration for the prediction - "This fact may cause ....."

B2 - This options negates the prediction of the argument.

Elimination strategy:

Scan only B1's

a- out

b- correct

c- out

d - out

e - correct

Then scan B2's

e - out

Correct answer - B
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In the previous decade, tea-leaf growers in developing countries have put together a new model for the production of quality tea within a Fair Trade framework. However, the cost of tea leaf production under such conditions is significantly higher than in other, less socially-aware business models. This fact may cause many distributors in developed countries to avoid undertaking the new model in order to cut down costs. Fortunately, as social awareness is becoming a decisive factor in the product choice of consumers in developed countries, tea growers working according to the Fair Trade model are expected to be increasingly more desirable business partners.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?


a) The first and the second both provide information which contradicts the opinion favored by the argument.

b) The first introduces a development that the argument predicts will have a certain outcome; the second acknowledges a consideration that may weigh against that prediction.

c) The first is the central prediction of the argument; the second provides evidence which contradicts that prediction.

d) The first is the central prediction of the argument; the second is another possible prediction based on new information.

e) The first provides information which leads to the argument's first prediction; the second provides further information to support that prediction.

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mohitisro wrote:
In the previous decade, tea-leaf growers in developing countries have put together a new model for the production of quality tea within a Fair Trade framework. However, the cost of tea leaf production under such conditions is significantly higher than in other, less socially-aware business models. This fact may cause many distributors in developed countries to avoid undertaking the new model in order to cut down costs. Fortunately, as social awareness is becoming a decisive factor in the product choice of consumers in developed countries, tea growers working according to the Fair Trade model are expected to be increasingly more desirable business partners.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?


a) The first and the second both provide information which contradicts the opinion favored by the argument.

b) The first introduces a development that the argument predicts will have a certain outcome; the second acknowledges a consideration that may weigh against that prediction.

c) The first is the central prediction of the argument; the second provides evidence which contradicts that prediction.

d) The first is the central prediction of the argument; the second is another possible prediction based on new information.

e) The first provides information which leads to the argument's first prediction; the second provides further information to support that prediction.


A- both are not contradicting ..one is supporting and one contradicts ..
B- yes
C - first bold face is not a prediction
D - same as C
E- second is opposite of first -- so wrong

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