According to a recent report, British women admit that they are no good at parking. Nearly a third change their driving plans to avoid parking in a tight space. Only one in ten men admit to doing so. Women also took 20 seconds longer than men to park an expensive Audi during an experiment at a German university. While some studies suggest that men are better at spatial tasks because of the way their brains work, it could also be true that women lack confidence rather than ability. There is some promising news, however: the 2012 national parking championship in Germany was won by a woman.
Read by Melanie Stone (South African Accent)
Study the wordsNo good at– do not have a high level of ability Tight– small Admit to – confess to Took – needed a certain time Spatial tasks– activities that involve 3 dimensional space Lack– don’t have enough Rather than– instead of Promising– hopeful
Do the takeaway test: Are Women Really Bad at Parking?
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- Woman finally admit, we really CAN’T park: AA study finds third change driving plans to avoid parallel parking twice rate of men (thisismoney.co.uk)
- Parking Champion is a woman (The Local)