26 The following appeared in a letter from a part-owner of a small retail clothing chain to her business partner:
“Commercial real estate prices have been rising steadily in the Sandida Heights neighborhood for several years,while the prices in the adjacent neighborhood of Palm Grove have remained the same. It seems obvious, then, that a retail space in Sandida Heights must now be much more expensive than a similar space in Palm Grove, which was not the case several years ago. So, it appears that retail spaces in Sandida Heights are now overpriced relative to those in Palm Grove. Therefore, it would be in our financial interest to purchase a retail space in Palm Grove rather than in Sandida Heights.”
V2 mining techchnology will adopt a new renewable energy....
V3 Due to woldwide derease in demand for mining technology, 某公司profit and stock prices went down. 但是有一些prominent companies in renewable technologies发展的很好。因此该公司应该把research的力量全部投入到renewable technologies去，这样就能stay safe from any future decline.
V4 这个好难啊 我觉得完全改变题型了 不是让你找逻辑漏洞了 这题相对来说逻辑比较正确 话说去年矿产业效益不好，利润下降，一个技术公司为了 扭转局面，放弃研究矿产技术开发转而投资研究新能源开发 比如太阳能 风能还有生物能源，取得了良好的效益。 根据这件事写个评价之类的东西，让你讨论在什么情况下，是weaken这个结论的。我感觉就是正反各方面都要说说，反正不好写。。。。。
28 The following appeared in the opinion column of a financial magazine:
“On average, middle-aged consumers devote 39 percent of their retail expenditure to department store products and services, while for younger consumers the average is only 25 percent. Since the number of middle-aged people will increase dramatically within the next decade, department stores can expect retail sales to increase significantly during that period. Furthermore, to take advantage of the trend, these stores should begin to replace some of those products intended to attract the younger consumer with products intended to attract the middle-aged consumer.”