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    Activities in PE class

    Could you help me to make a list of activities students do in a typical PE class (ending in -ing ones are desirable, but not only these)?
    1. jogging
    2. jumping
    3. warming up (how? doing what?...?)
    4. doing stretching exercises
    5.
    6.
    7.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Activities in PE class

    exercising
    playing basketball
    playing soccer

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    Re: Activities in PE class

    In PE/Games classes in the UK when I was a child (it was called "PE" at my first two schools from the ages of 5 to 12, and "Games" at my secondary school from the ages of 12 to 16), there were many different activities, depending on whether the class took place inside or outside.

    Outside, we played hockey, football, rounders, stoolball, tennis, kickball, cricket, went cross-country running or ran on a track.
    Inside, we played badminton, indoor football, used climbing ropes, did gymnastics, trampolining, star jumps, sit-ups, pull-ups, running on the spot, skipping.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Activities in PE class

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    exercising
    playing basketball
    playing soccer
    And how can "exercising" be used in a sentence?
    In PE class we normally do a lot of exercising. Is it OK?
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    Re: Activities in PE class

    I would use the uncountable noun "exercise".

    In PE, we usually do a lot of exercise.

    If you want to bring someone's attention to the different forms of exercise, you could use the countable version and say "In PE, we usually do a lot of different exercises". However, note that things like football and tennis and jogging are not "exercises". They are sports or types of exercise.
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    Re: Activities in PE class

    Exercising during the school day is good for students.

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    Re: Activities in PE class

    If your school has a pool, swimming is usually part of PE class, too. We also had volleyball, archery, golf, tennis in addition to most of the activities listed above. By the way, traditional gym exercises like jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, etc, are usually referred to as "calistenics."

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    #8

    Re: Activities in PE class

    That should be "calisthenics".

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