Physical Exercise at School

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Some people say that physical exercise should be a required part of every school day. Other people believe that students should spend the whole school day on academic studies. Which opinion do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
    • What are some advantages to including physical exercise in school?
    • What are some advantages to only having academic studies in school?
    • What are some disadvantages of not incorporating physical activity?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
endorphins (n) group of hormones that are released with exercise
She always felt better after a run because of the endorphins she felt.
course (n) route or direction
Part of their class was to follow a course filled with obstacles.
physical (adj) relating to the body
Running around was her favorite part of physical education.
sweaty (adj) exuding sweat
Especially when it was warm outside, all the kids got sweaty from running around.
exercise (v) activity requiring physical effort
She had to exercise every morning in order to get going.
sport (v) wear or display
He was sporting a nice pair of tennis shoes at class.
freshen up (expression) wash quickly and improve appearance
After running around, they needed to freshen up before going back to class.
go along with (expression) accept a suggestion
She wanted to go along with whatever they decided.
play with (expression) to move and touch something
They couldn’t wait to play with their new toys.
on the ball (expression) when someone understands something well
After their physical education class, they were much more on the ball in the classroom.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.”
― Kenneth Cooper

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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