Texas EOC English 2: 4.5 Understanding and Analysis Across Genres
Texas EOC English 2: 4.5. For what purpose does the passage mention "commercially-important species of fish"?
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And here are the potential answers...
We’re going to need a firm grasp of the whole passage to know why it decides to take [Hand grabs piece of paper]
this commercial break.
Choice (B) goes a bit too far when it says that habitats with commercially important [Man stood with lots of cows]
species are more worthy of protection than those without.
The passage doesn’t make any distinctions.
We have a feeling the folks at the EPA are trying to protect all estuaries no matter [EPA woman stood in an estuary]
(C) doesn't get to the point of the statement. [Pencil sharpened]
It's not just that there are vast numbers of species in estuaries—because there are.
It’s that there are also commercially important species.
By commercially important it means that you can hunt the species and sell it to make money so you can pay rent.
Let us not forget the rare cola squid, source of all the world’s Coke. [Squid with a can of cola]
(D) may be a tempting choice.
But it doesn't accurately capture the purpose of the reference to commercially [Girl takes photo of answer (D)]
The passage doesn’t really say which reasons are more important.
Option (A) is the best answer.
The main point of the passage is that estuaries are important for a bunch of reasons.
The mention of commercially-important species of fish highlights the fact that we depend [Fisherman with a net of fish]
on estuaries for commercial and ecological reasons.
What would the world do if the soda squid went extinct? [Soda squid dies]