BOTTLED WATER HAS BECOME A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.In recent years, bottled water has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Many Americans now drink bottled water exclusively.

BOTTLED WATER HAS BECOME A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.In recent years, bottled water has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Many Americans now drink bottled water exclusively.

In recent years, bottled water has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Many Americans now drink bottled water exclusively. However, there are good reasons to stick with tap water. Bottled water varies greatly in purify and chemical composition. Some brands are quite healthy, whereas, others have been shown to contain dangerous levels of mercury, bacteria, and other harmful agents. Tap water is almost free, conversely, bottled water?? Hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Finally, some bottled water is sourced directly from city water?? In other words, it’s merely tap water that someone has put in a bottle.
The following questions are based on this passage
1. Which of the following is the author’s intent?

A. To provide information about the use of bottled water.
B. To convince readers that tap water tastes better than bottled water.
C. To persuade readers to consider tap water rather than bottled water.
D. To illustrate the growth of the bottled water industry.

2. Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage?

A. Some city water systems are supplementing their budgets by bottling their water for sale.
B. The bottled water industry is not heavily regulated in terms of the quality of the quality of the water.
C. The bottled water boom has peaked and will gradually decline in corning years
D. Bottled water prices will decrease because people will begin drinking tap water instead.

3. Which of the following text structures is used in the passage?
A. Comparison-contract
B. Problem-solution

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