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1. Argumentative Essay
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When writing an argumentative essay, it's very important to establish credibility with the audience. Providing inaccurate or false information is a surefire way to lose credibility with the reader. Once the essay’s credibility is lost, the reader will be less likely to believe other statements even if they are backed up by facts.

Select the statement that most effectively summarizes the above text:

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The reader will believe in a statement that is backed up by facts.
It matters who the author of the essay is.
Credibility is important for a good argumentative essay.
Every argument should be backed up by facts.
The reader usually notices when the statements are inaccurate or false.
   

2. Cats
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catCats are common pets throughout the world, and their worldwide population exceeds 500 million.

Cats are the second most popular pet in the U.S. by number of pets owned, behind freshwater fish. Although cat ownership has commonly been associated with women, research has shown that men and women in the U.S. are equally likely to own a cat.

They are ranked as the third most popular pet in the U.K. by number of pets owned, after fish and dogs, with 8 million being owned.

What can be concluded from the text above?

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More cats are kept as pets in the U.S. than dogs.
Cats are one of the three most popular pets in the world.
Women and men are equally likely to own a pet.
More than 8 million fish are kept as a pet in the U.K.
   

3. Referendum
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In a forthcoming referendum, voters will be asked whether the minimum wage should be increased. The opinion polls show that a small majority of these voters are in favor of keeping the current minimum wage. Younger voters are more inclined to support a rise in the minimum wage, whereas older voters tend to support no change.

Targeted polls of business leaders, scientists, and lawyers showed that the majority supported a rise in the minimum wage.

Select all the statements that can be concluded from the above text:

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It is more likely that the results of the referendum will reflect the views of older voters.
A scientist will probably be more inclined to vote for a rise in the minimum wage than an older voter.
A business leader will probably vote in favor of keeping the current minimum wage.
Younger voters will probably be more inclined to vote for a rise in the minimum wage than lawyers.
   

4. Brand
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Carefully read the following excerpt from an article on marketing and branding:

Without a robust core idea on which to build, even the most creative and well-targeted advertising won’t boost a brand’s value. Good marketing plays a major role in motivating sales and consumer love by expressing what a brand stands for. But it can have a powerful multiplier effect if the core idea around the brand, i.e. its proposition, is strong, genuine and meaningful to the target audience. Advertising alone struggles to deliver value if the brand proposition is not clear and meaningful. A strong proposition, however, stands pretty well on its own. In a study, the value of the brands that focused on this rose 76% over the 10 years, even where they didn’t have excellent advertising. Good performance no longer helps a brand command a premium or keep customers returning. When people need a clear reason to choose one product or service over the next, being different becomes more important. A point of difference can be found in product functionality, but also in the brand experience and communications. Even the best communication is, by itself, often insufficient.

Which statement is true based on the text above?

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Insufficient proposition results in decrease of a brand’s value and the loss of loyal customers over time.
The value of brands can rise over 75% in period of ten years with well-targeted advertising.
Brand experience and communications, as well as being different prompt consumers to choose one product over another.
Creative advertising and marketing, regardless of brand’s proposition, will keep customers returning.
   

5. Paper
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Carefully read the following excerpt from an article on paper production:

With the recovery rate of used paper for recycling approaching 70 percent in the United States and Europe, and approaching 80 percent in Japan, to keep up with our demand for paper we need to continue using fresh fiber as well as recycled, according to the premise set forward in a new report by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Detailing the reasons why fresh fiber combined with recycled is important for a single integrated wood fiber system, the report examines the “complementarity” of using both and discusses the functions of different types of fibers and the issues related to both recycling old fiber and sourcing fresh fiber. In 2012, 400 million tons of paper and paperboard were produced and consumed globally, which is double that in 1985, notes the report. As the population continues to expand and standards of living increase, this number is expected to climb by another 40 percent by 2028. While many would advocate for cutting down on paper use in the first place, in the face of global demand the most sustainable fiber may have to be the next best thing. But therein lies the rub: finding adequate quantities of said fiber will be the challenge of the global pulp and paper industry.

Which statement most effectively summarizes the text?

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Global demand and increased living standards cause substantial growth in production and consumption of paper and paperboard.
Using old and fresh will give rise to an increase of 40 percent in paper consumption.
While continued paper recovery will help alleviate some of the need for fresh fiber, sourcing fresh fiber will have to continue as well to keep up with global demand.
Excellent complementarity of using fresh and recycled paper is the reason for this method’s high global demand.
   

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