Should Drinking Age Be Raised To 21 Essay

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Ho Yan Cheung

Topic: The drinking age should be raised to 21

Opening/Attention: Good afternoon everyone! Canada is facing a serious problem of people drink and drive. People like drinking alcohol to “relax” but at the same time, it can take away one’s life. Lots of activities have ages initiation. At 16, a person can start driving; at 18, a person can marry without parental consent and so on. I think the drinking age should be raised to 21 is because teenagers get drunk twice as fast as adults, yet they have less self-awareness to stop. They more than often have “drink and drive” problems than adults. Alcohol causes to related accidents, family breakdown of one’s death and health problems.

Spoken Link/Transition: Unfortunately, the accident happened to my family few years ago as victim

Emotion/Story: My aunt passed away in China few years ago, because she was hit by underage drinking man.
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Even though Ontario ‘s drinking age is 19. (Canada Safety Council, 2008).
c) According Centers for Disease and Prevention, “85% of teens in high school who report drinking and driving in 2012”. Alcohol is classified as a sedative, which means that slows the central nervous system-leading to ambiguity, shaky action, mental disorder and even slow response.

Spoken Link/Transition: Some people may say,

“Rebuttal”:
a) Raising the drinking age to 21 not only doesn’t help decreasing related accidents yet it will increase the number of underage drinking. As they will always have their way to the alcohol from their family or friends. It is not safer than maintaining the drinking to 19 in Ontario. It will make people break the laws.
b) At 18, people are considered as adults, so they should take the responsible whether they are drinking alcohol or not.

c) Raising the drinking age to 21actually makes alcohol more attractive to

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