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A new report says living in a city [make / makes] it harder for people to concentrate. The research [found / finding] that people who live in rural areas can focus better than people in urban areas. The study is from Goldsmiths College, which is [partner / part] of the University of London. Head [researcher / researches] Dr Karina Linnell and her team [study / studied] how two groups of people did the same "thinking tasks". The team went to a [remotely / remote] part of Namibia, southwest Africa, to study the Himba [tribal / tribe] . Himba people live a very [basic / basically] life in the desert, doing traditional farming. The team also studied members of the same tribe who [had / did] moved to the nearest town. Dr Linnell said the tribe who lived in the desert did [much / more] better on the tests than those in the town.

Dr Linnell's research may [chance / change] the way companies operate. In the future, workers may relocate from cities to [lively / live] and work in the countryside. Linnell said there are too [much / many] things around us in the city that stop us [for / from] thinking about one thing for a [long / longest] time. This means we do not work at [your / our] best. She asked: "What [if / when] , for example, companies realised certain tasks would be better [carved / carried] out by employees based outside of the urban environment where their [concentration / concentrate] ability is better?" The past century has seen billions of people move from the countryside to big cities. If Dr Linnell's research is true, this century might [see / look] many of those people return to the great outdoors.

 


 
 

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