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    I know there is a subject at school / university that we call "phisycal education". But a friend told me that this subject is also called "exercise education". Is this term correct or just "PE"?

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    Re: PE

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    I know there is a subject at school / university that we call "physical education". But a friend told me that this subject is also called "exercise education". Is this term correct or just "PE"?
    I've never heard "exercise education".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Feb-2013 at 23:50.

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    Re: PE

    I'm told that in some UK schools it's now referred to as "Physical Training", abbreviated to "PT".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: PE

    We called it "gym" or "gym class" when I was growing up. The term on the report card is "Physical Education" but I believe my daughters calls it both "gym" and "PE."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: PE

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm told that in some UK schools it's now referred to as "Physical Training", abbreviated to "PT".
    Is it really? We called it that when I went to primary school in the 40s. It's been PE all my working life.

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    Re: PE

    It's always been PE to me too, but a friend who has a school-age child told me her school calls it PT.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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