Physician: There were approximately 83,400 trampoline– related injuries last year. This suggests that trampolines are...

Ava on February 19, 2020

A and E

Can someone explain why A is wrong and E is correct? I thought that the second speaker didn't address mandatory supervision in terms of a requirement the speaker only mentioned even when carried out under supervision. This is what led me to not consider E as the correct answer. Help on why E is correct where in each speaker's text you see the agreement and/or disagreement would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

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Ravi on February 19, 2020


Let's take a look at (A) and (E).

(A) says, "trampolines cause injuries to a significant number of
people using them"

The problem with (A) is that although the first speaker would agree
with this statement, the second speaker never addresses how many
injuries cause. She only speaks about trampoline-related injuries.
Thus, we can't conclude that the two speakers disagree about this
statement, so (A) is out.

(E) says, "trampoline use is an activity that warrants mandatory
professional supervision"

(E) captures the physician's conclusion well, and the trampoline
enthusiast begins by stating, "I disagree." The two speakers certainly
disagree about whether or not professional supervision should be
required for trampoline use. Thus, (E) is the correct answer choice.

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions!