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Recently in our county, sales of beer have suffered a significant decline in restaurants, nightlife establishments, and retail stores. During this same time, the sheriff's office has initiated a new and well-funded campaign against the short-term dangers and long-term health risks caused by alcohol consumption. Therefore, the decrease in beer consumption has been caused by consumers' awareness of the dangers and risks of alcohol consumption.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously calls into question the explanation above?

A. On average, people in the town consume 30 percent less beer today than they did two years ago.

B. Heavy beer drinkers may have withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, that create other difficulties in their lives.

C. Sales of beer in different channels, such as in restaurants and in bars, have not all declined at the same rate.

D. The sheriff's campaign has been negative in tone and has largely relied on local TV advertising employing scare tactics.

E. Although beer consumption has without a doubt decreased, wine consumption in the town has significantly increased.


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Main Point: Dangers and risks of alcohol consumption has led to a decrease in beer consumption.

Question: Weaken

A. On average, people in the town consume 30 percent less beer today than they did two years ago. - Incorrect. If anything, this strengthens the argument.

B. Heavy beer drinkers may have withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, that create other difficulties in their lives. - Incorrect. Out of context.

C. Sales of beer in different channels, such as in restaurants and in bars, have not all declined at the same rate. - Incorrect. Sales need not decline at the same rate.

D. The sheriff's campaign has been negative in tone and has largely relied on local TV advertising employing scare tactics. - Incorrect. Out of context.

E. Although beer consumption has without a doubt decreased, wine consumption in the town has significantly increased. - Correct.

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Hello Experts!

IMO A is the correct option as it gives a reason that why only information against alcohol is not the reason for the decline in consumption of alcohol.
moreover, nowhere "Wine consumption" is mentioned.

Can i have your opinion on this.

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New post 20 Feb 2017, 03:14
honneeey wrote:
Hello Experts!

IMO A is the correct option as it gives a reason that why only information against alcohol is not the reason for the decline in consumption of alcohol.
moreover, nowhere "Wine consumption" is mentioned.

Can i have your opinion on this.

Thanks
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Hi,

A basically tells us that the consumption of beer has decreased but WHY?..
That isn't touched by A. It could be due to the programme run by sheriff's office.!! Or some other reason!!

Whereas E tells you that there is no decrease. One type of liqour has replaced the other.

Although it may be some type of wine are lesser in alcohol content than beer. This will again give a reason to believe that the people have choosen a lesser alcohol content option.

So not all that strong but the best we have here.
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