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What sports did you play in school?

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José Cruz: You took (Um) an entire semester to learn how to play volleyball? (Yes yes) How many classes a week?

Colleen Mathieu: Uh, I think it was only once a week. It was only like a one-hour credit course, so it must only have been once a week.

José: Oh my god, OK. (But uh) OK, I’d, I’d- I’d never heard of the idea that you know, like, taking- because I’m- but I’m a klutz myself, OK. So I’m not a big sportsman or anything, but um. Was that a normal thing at your university; a class for volleyball?

Colleen: I think they had- so to be considered a full time student you had to have (Uh huh) a certain number of um, hours; like credit hours (Uh huh) and so a lot- they had sports classes. And a lot of them were only one hour but it was enough just to put you in your full- uh, full-time student status (Mm hmm) or something. I don’t remember exactly. (Mm hm) It’s obviously a long time ago since I’ve been in university. (Mm hm) Um but they actually- so they had ice skating. Um (Ice skating) So yeah, because we had, we had a- an ice rink. I’m from Michigan, right. So of course we had an ice rink.

José: Well yeah, but OK.

Colleen: So I took, I took figure skating classes (At uni) Yeah. Um and then tae kwan do, I had that. I- I took that as well.

José: Oh that’s great, OK. That fits right in there.

Colleen: Um they had I believe they had- what is it- is that squash where it’s like tennis but you’re bouncing it (Squash) against ball- the wall?

José: Squash is the, the ball that barely bounces. And racquetball is the ball that really bounces. (Oh OK) And and (Well I) squash has the longer (OK) racquet handle.

Colleen: So maybe it was racquetball, but like, inside like the room and like (Yeah yeah yeah) it’s bouncing on the walls.

José: That’s- that’s both racquetball and squash.

Colleen: OK. So, but they had, they had a class for that I believe. Um (Really) yeah yeah, they had- but they weren’t every year. It was just like if there was somebody available (What) to teach it.

José: Oh, OK. These aren’t credit classes, are they?

Colleen: It’s a one hour credit.

José: They were credit classes? (Yeah) You could actually put that as a- as a- really? OK.

Colleen: But I don’t know, I don’t know how much it would actually apply toward your degree, unless perhaps you were doing a uh, sports medicine.

José: Kinesiology or something that.

Colleen: Yeah yeah or something. Right.

José: That would kind of make sense. But like, (Um) Because um, at U. of T.– Well OK, maybe things are different now. It’s thirty years later, but if I remember properly, again like you said, unless you were sports medicine or kinesiology or something like that, for people like me in the humanities, you could use these wonderful you know, the- We had two- had a building that had two pools (Yeah OK) in the building. And then it was like, literally I think it was like ten floors. And it was different gym facilities on every floor. And U of T called it like, “fort jock” because it was just a gigantic building full of like gymnastics and weightlifting and then basketball courts (Mm mm) just a giant building in the middle of downtown Toronto. And you could use it but you- at least for me, there wasn’t even- it wasn’t even a thought, a question like, could you get credit for that?

Colleen: Yeah, I think. But like I said, I think it was for like, because I was humanities. I think it was like, if you needed- and I can’t remember exactly, but it was just to get into your full time student status. And I’m not sure (Wow) if that meant that your credit hours overall were just a little bit cheaper or not. I can’t remember exactly why (OK OK) but I remember using it as a- um, I did take courses just to make sure I was like within a number of like credits or something. Um…

José: At um, the university I thought it was already kind of um, whimsical that uh these kids at the university have PE, physical education (Yeah) as a required course. Um, it’s not a choice (Right) it’s not like just to get you to full time status or anything but you have to take PE and it’s like, junior high school. And I thought, What? What is this? This is a university (Yeah) Come on you guys study harder. Like study real- use books. And apparently they have to take this. Uh, I think only in first year though.

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Should universities give credit for playing sports?

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José Domingo Cruz

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Vancouver, British Columbia

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Detroit, Michigan


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  1. I think physical education at a university is good. I have two reasons why I think so. First, Sports and exercises are important for our health. As we get older, as we stop exercising. That is not good. We should move consciously even if we get older. The second reason is a fan. Some exercising and activity with some friends are good experiences. These are better than to study full time.

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  2. I think having physical education class is unnecessary because university is just place where we have to study. University students come to university to study what they want to study. If they major in kinematics and so on, they should have physical education class in university. But other students don’t have to study about it. However physical education that is exercising is good for people in many things. For example, exercising rids stress of our body. It makes our immunity stronger. In addition, according to science article, exercising increase our brain neuron tissue. This fact represents that the more exercise we do, the smarter we are. In fact, when some high school in America made students do exercise in morning before first class, students grade grew up. As you can see these things, exercise give us many advantages.
    So, I think that university should provide places us with places which everyone who are university students can use for exercise. Now this university borrows gland and gymnasium to big group but they don’t borrow these facilities to small group. I think university should not make students taking physical education class, but should provide us with space which we can do exercise.

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  3. I think that learning physical education is good. If we can’t do that actually, having the idea is very important. It give a new different veiw about physical education. I don’t know well about it because I didn’t take it at university, but even I can understand that it is important. I want to do that as I can.

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  4. I may not be able to read this conversation correctly.It was conversational sentence ,so it was hard to understand.Be different from the entrance exam writing. Maybe they are reading differently.

    This conversation is about a college gym class.

    Mr.Jose asked Collen how many times a week he had volleyball classes.

    He answered that it was once a week.

    Mr.jose was very surprised.

    The conversation continued after that.

    After that, it was brought to the discussion of the gym.

    There is place in his university where he can play various sports.

    I found it different from Japan’s physical education.

    I could see the difference in physical education in the world by watching this conversation.

    I learned a lot from this conversation. I wanted to know a lot about the world.

    Learning to Exercise2

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  5. Hello

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  6. I think physical education is very inportant. Ihave two reasons. First,physical education prevents us from injury. Espcially,knee and waist are delicate. As we get older,they bother us.But,if take a sports,we can save them.
    Second,physical education give us energy.In factuslly,Mrs Collen has a good talk with Mr Cruz. Sport can heal our spirits.
    In fact,bouldring contributes to the resolution of depression. Also,when take a sport, we can have a good touch with people.
    So,I think sports help us to having a good time at collage.

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  7. My opinion is similar to Mr.Cruz that university have PE class as the required class is funny. I have a reason.

    Because,we go to university to learn about we are really interested in. I think it is generally that the student who want to learn about kinesiology have PE class.But,the student who want to learn about the other field should learn about they really interested in.If they want to play sports,they should play it in club activity or circle activity.

    But,it has a merit that university have PE class as the required class.It is providing the opportunity to play sports for university student.Playing sports is necessary for our health.But,It is difficult for us to get the opportunity to play sports because,university students are very busy.If university have PE class as the required class,we can get the opportunity to play sports easily.

    University provide the opportunity to play sports for us is may be correct. But, university have PE class is not duty.So,
    I think university have PE class as the required class is funny.

    It is my opinion thank you for reading.

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  8. I think it is a good idea that university give credits for playing sports and learning physical education.
    Our standards of living have been increasing and our lives become more convenient. We don’t have to walk for many hours to go to school or go shopping to buy something.
    In the meanwhile, we overdepend on public system or the Internet, we are losing enough time to exercise.
    Lack of exercise can cause a decline of immunity, or make you feel stressful.
    Compared with high school students, university students have a lot of assignments which have no definite answer. Therefore, it is more difficult to summary their opinion. Exercising is useful for this kind of situation. At the PE class, we can enjoy talking with our friends while doing exercises. So we can’t forget our problems temporarily.
    In addition, it is necessary for students approaching completion of growth, especially who has just graduated from high school, to train their fundamental physical power. When it comes to relationship, for doing some sports, we have to relate with other people around us. Among them, we can build new relationship or get perfect opportunity to reflect on ourselves. For these reasons, I agree with that university should give credits for physical learning class.

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  9. 2020121037 Kenshi Nagata

    Studying with Netflix

    I did not know that if I watch something with Netflix, I can change the language and subtitles. This is because I usually use Amazon Prime when I watch videos. But I always thought “if I could switch the language and subtitles to what I want, it would be better”. I sometime watch Chinese movies or dramas because I am a student who do major Chinese. I should have watched videos or movies with Netflix. I heard if people want to learn and develop languages, we should speak, talk and dramas whose language is what we want. But I realize that we cannot develop our language skills just by watching dramas. The best way to develop our language skills is to try to understand what people in the dramas are saying by watching the subtitles whose language is native language. So, what I want to say is watching videos to study languages is very important. However just watching videos may not make our language skills develop, so the better way is watching them with subtitles. By doing this, our language skills definitely improve more.

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  10. I think physical education is important for university school students, but we need a few PE classes. I have two reasons.
    First, physical education keeps our health. We get muscles by exercise. Muscles support our body. Thanks for that, we can move and store energy. Many Older people who live healthy take a walk everyday or get exercise. Moreover, taking exercise increase dopamine. Dopamine makes us happy. So, we keep mental health. Basically, increasing dopamine is good for us, but too much dopamine is bad. University school students enter their university to study, so they should use most their time to study. I think it is better to use a few times to PE classes to live healthy.
    Second, if we can do some sports well, we may build good relationships. When I was junior high school student, my friends sometimes said to me “Let’s play tennis or skating. “or “Shall we play table tennis?” If my play is bad, people around me may feel uncomfortable. People play good game with people who have similar level skills or better skills. Sport skills from physical education sometimes help us.
    Because of that two reasons, I think physical education at a university is good for us.

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  11. I may not be able to read this conversation correctly.It was conversational sentence ,so it was hard to understand.Be different from the entrance exam writing. Maybe they are reading differently.

    This conversation is about a college gym class.

    Mr.Jose asked Collen how many times a week he had volleyball classes.

    He answered that it was once a week.

    Mr.jose was very surprised.

    The conversation continued after that.

    After that, it was brought to the discussion of the gym.

    There is place in his university where he can play various sports.

    I found it different from Japan’s physical education.

    I could see the difference in physical education in the world by watching this conversation.

    I learned a lot from this conversation. I wanted to know a lot about the world.I know nothing but Japan.

    I do not think that is good idea.Globalization is progressing In the world now.I want to master English first.and I want to visit various countries.I should be able to learn many things.Be able to see different in culture and values different from those of Japan.I also want to eat delicious food overseas.I just want to master English.

    Learning to Exercise2

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  12. I think physical education is not important for university students. I have two reasons I think so.
    First of all, we go to university to study our major. It is true that they have basic study example physical education, science and social study and so on. But our important subject is major. Farther physical education is very popular subject, so if many students want to take physical education class, only small number of students can take that class. And we have to do course registration again. When that time, possibly we can’t do that interesting subject.
    Second reason, we have to make a habit of moderate physical activity. Until high school, we can get some exercises in physical education classes. But when we become member of society, we may be too busy to get some exercises. So we have to make a habit of moderate physical activity during university students relatively have free time. We have to make a habit of how simple exercise.
    For the above reasons, I think physical education is not important for university students. We have to make a habit of moderate physical activity instead of physical education.

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  13. I think it’s a good thing for universities to offer physical education classes. I have two reason. The first reason is that be good

    for the heath. Exercise can prevent injury or disease. Most people will not exercise if they don’t provide physical education

    classes at the university. Because of this, I think that exercise is considered to be good for your health. The second reason is

    that get a change of pace. If you study all the time at university, you’ll be tired. Therefore, by providing physical education as

    a class, you will be able to change your pace and work harder than ever before. From this, I think that physical education

    classes can lead to a change of pace and work harder on studying more. For these reasons that I explained above, it’s a

    good thing for universities to offer physical education classes.

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  14. I think that learning physical education at a university is good for us. There are some good points that take physical education class. The first good point is that we are able to keep our health by exercising. Unless we have a certain hobby regarding sports, we don’t have a chance that exercise in private. However, if we have a physical education class, we have to exercise because we want to take a credit. Then, we have a chance that exercise inevitably. As we get older, we have less time to sports and get weak. But I think that physical education class at the university can be the opportunity that we find our hobby and continue exercise even if we get older. The second good point is that physical education class can be a chance to communicate with others. I am not good at communicating with others, but when I was a high school student, I was able to make different class’s friends when I was taking badminton class. When we enjoy, we talk a lot. We can improve our communication skill by taking a physical education class. According to these good points, I agree with learning physical education at the university.

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  15. I think it is a good idea that university students can learn physical education in credit class.
    I have two reasons to support my idea. First, physical exercise can make us more positive and
    active. Recently, I often do exercise not to take a nap in the afternoon. When I had a nap at
    1 PM, I often had been sleeping until 4 PM, and I couldn’t take a class in the day
    , so, my homework and class had been increasing gradually before. To improve this situation,
    I decided to do exercise when I become sleep in the afternoon. To do that, I don’t become sleep in the afternoon. Also, I started to do a part-time in this time. I think exercising a little
    and going out our house will connect our brains’ working. Second, doing exercise makes us relax and calm down. When I was sad, I often watch YouTube that my favorite idol group are singing and dancing to calm down, but I couldn’t make myself happy sufficiently However,
    when I played volleyball with my friends to lose stress on studying, I become more happy than watching YouTube。For these reasons, physical education is better for us.

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  16. I think physical education is good thing. I have three reasons.
    First exercising is good for our health.
    Elementary school and junior high school are set a timetable so we have exercise education class.
    On the other hand university students have to make their timetable for theirselves.So the time when we exercise in our life is decreasing.But exercising has good points so we should exercise positively.To spend health life physical education is need.
    Second exercising is important to study effectively.
    Moderate exercise effective good study. People do not continue concentration.Switching on and off is very good.
    Lastly exercising leads both physically and mentally health.
    University students have a lot of things everyday.Therefore they feel tired.
    To refresh moving their body exercise class is need too.
    In this way learning to exercise has good points.Sport has a lot of types.For example baseball and soccer ,basketball.Doing various sports lead to discover new our world.
    Therefore I think physical education is need for university school.

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  17. I think that physical education for university students is good thing. I have two reasons. First, physical exercise can help us to stay hearthy. I had seen the article such a people who have regulary exercise are less stress than people who have not regulary exercise. When we were elementary school student and junior high school student, there were physical education in the subject. So we had time to do some exercise. But university students have not time to do some exercise by my self. Because university students is so busy. So I think it is good thing to have physical education in university’s class. Second reason, I think physical exercise can help us to make deep friendship. For example, you do not talk the friend usually in the classroom, but you will be able to talk he or she by physical exercise time such a team misson battle.
    For these reasons, I think physical exercise benefit for us. So I think physical education for university students is good thing.

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  18. I think P.E class is needed at university.
    Indeed, taking P.E class sounds little annoying, but it’s necessary.
    “4 years at universities” is the most propitious time for establishing our own lifestyle.
    When we come to university students, we can get a lot of things we’ve not got ever before and we can have more free time. Many students start part-time jobs. And when we turn to 20, we can drink and smoke. In other words, it can be said that our lifestyle changes dramatically in these 4 years. Actually, I feel my life has been a bit irregular these days. All of them to be the student’s responsibility. It’s little dangerous.
    However, we don’t have P.E class is equal to we don’t have the opportunities to think deeply about our health. We need to take a look at ourselves and reconsider how we pay attention to keeping regular hours and doing some exercise.
    Moreover, the recent students don’t have enough communication skills and energy. So, I believe that “P.E class” teach us the mechanism of mind and body and importance of doing exercises. Now is the 100-year life. We should learn how to survive our long life, don’ you think so?

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  19. I think that we should take physical classes in university too. I have three reasons why I think so. First, I think most of university students don’t get enough exercise. In compulsory education, we must take many physical education classes. This means that exercising is necessary for young people. But university students can choose the class that they want to take, so people who do not want to exercise are more likely to lose the opportunity to exercise forever. It is a little wasteful. When we start working, we may not get enough time to exercise. So, I think we should get in the habit of exercising. It is good for us. Second, I think we can get along with our friends and classmates by playing sports. And playing sports foster our personality. Today, personality is valued in society. in the university, we do not communicate with people from different faculties, department and grade. And, we can communicate with people you have never talked to and make new friends. And, we can learn sportsmanship. Third, the risk of suffering from life-style-related diseases will increase without having enough time to exercise. University students are no exception. We need moderate exercise for our health.

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  20. I think we need to have physical education in the university. I have two reasons. First, exercises make our body healthy. In elementary school to high school, I have 3 PE class every week. It was so effective to keep my health. Particularly in high school, the PE class was the only exercise time for me. Until I was a junior high school student, I had been playing tennis every day, but in high school I have joined art club and I spend most of time in the art room after school. So my physical fitness was decrease. If we do not exercise, we have poor physical strength. Second, about mental health. Mental health is as important as physical health. And we can keep our mental by moderate exercise. Moderate exercise is a good way to get refreshed. Now many students are sitting in front of computer all day to take lectures. They should have a bit more exercise to keep their body and mental. Therefore I think we need to have physical education in the university to keep health.

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  21. I think that physical education in the university is important. I have three reasons why I think physical education
    is important.First, physical exercise made us happy.Needless to say, physical exercise is interesting. and we can feel how much friend is great.In fact,I experienced. When I failed, my friend encouraged me. Second, physical education bring us health. For example, when I was high school student, P.E. class carried out Marathon. Marathon is effective exercise for our health. According to the study, moderate jogging can bring body tightening. And Marathon can expect to beauty effect. Third, I think that recently university student lacking exercise. For example, university student hardly exercise in holiday. On the contrary, there are not a lot of student because of smartphone. It is often said that a lot of people fallen mobile addiction. So university student haven’t opportunity to exercise.

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  22. After reading this article, I thought that we grew up exercising since we were small. Exercising enriches our body and mind and helps us to study. I have always loved physical activity and get together with friends to play sports sometimes. However, I think that many of us have less opportunities to exercise when we are college students. So, I think that it’s important to start exercising by learning about the good things that can happen to our bodies by exercising. First, as a change that occurs in our body, moving our body causes blood to circulate and sweat. Then, sweating causes bacteria in our body to be discharged to the outside, making it less likely to suffer from colds and illnesses. Moreover, it is important to exercise not only physically but mentally. We sometimes feel stress in our daily lives. Therefore, I think that it’s important to raise the mood while releasing stress by exercising. It’s important that we exercise not only once but every day. Exercising is essential in order to live a healthy life while valuing one’s own body.

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  23. I don’t think physical education is necessary for college classes. Because a lot of people come to college only to study. Physical education classes may be an obstacle for such people. However physical education classes are needed to improve study efficiency. These are several reasons. First of all, you can improve your concentration by exercising moderately. Concentration is increased by the action of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine causes pleasure. If you work on something in that state , you can exert high concentration. Our bodies are designed so that exercise can help us to concentrate. Various brain scientists say this and it is a famous story. The second is about our health. Moderate exercise is very important for the health of our body. Many people start living alone from university. It’s hard to make and eat a balanced meal yourself everyday. Therefore, many people are not in very good health. That’s why college students should do moderate exercise. However, it is difficult for university students to take time to exercise because they are busy with tasks and part-time jobs. Therefore, you should do physical education in university classes.

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  24. I think that having physical education class is good. There are third reasons.
    First, exercising is good for your health. At university, unless we join clubs, we will probably be short of exercise. You need good health to study. And, you need exercise to good health too. I think it is better for universities to adopt physical education classes. But, only those who wish, not compulsion.
    Second, to make physical education a way to relieve stress. It does not have to be physical education. I think that each person should have their own method of releasing stress and a lot of people exercise does it. Relieving stress helps you focus on your studies. So, I think university should adopt physical education classes.
    Third, all educational institutions are obliged to nurture people who are physically and mentally healthy. This is what I learned in another lesson.
    As mentioned above, I think that having physical education class is good for colleague students.

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  25. I think that it is good for us to learn to physical exercise. I have some reasons.
    First physical exercise keeps our body healthy. It is because insulin comes out by exercise.
    Insulin prevents some illness such as diabetes. Also, it builds muscles and strong body. Older and older our body are week. So physical exercise is good for the future.
    Second physical exercise relieves stress because it sweats and improves blood flow.
    So, we feel good and be able to concentrate on our studies.
    Third physical exercise connects people. When I play sport, I cannot play alone. For example, track and field. I belonged to track and field when I was in high school. A lot of people think that track and field is individual competition. But track and field athletes do not think so. They are supported by many people for instance rival, manager, teammate and so on. In the way a lot of sports are not able to play alone. That is way, PE connects people. If I get along with person, our college life is very fan and support each other.
    For these of reasons I think that I agree with having physical education at university.

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  26. I think it is good for us to learn to physical exercise. I have some reasons.
    First physical exercise keeps our body healthy. It is because insulin comes out by exercise.
    Insulin prevents some illness such as diabetes. Also, it builds muscles and strong body. Older and older our body are week. So physical exercise is good for the future.
    Second physical exercise relieves stress because it sweats and improves blood flow.
    So, we feel good and be able to concentrate on our studies.
    Third physical exercise connects people. When I play sport, I cannot play alone. For example, track and field. I belonged to track and field when I was in high school. A lot of people think that track and field is individual competition. But track and field athletes do not think so. They are supported by many people for instance rival, manager, teammate and so on. In the way a lot of sports are not able to play alone. That is way, PE connects people. If I get along with person, our college life is very fan and support each other.
    For these of reasons I think that I agree with having physical education at university.

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  27. I think it is important that all elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools and colleges give their students physical education classes. In particular, colleges should give their students them definitely because college students don’t have much time to exercise. Until high school, we can’t decide our schedule by ourselves, so we have to take physical education classes if we have them. Also, elementary school students and junior high school students can exercise on their schoolyard after school because they don’t have much class time. However, we college students can decide our schedule by ourselves. In some colleges, all students have to take physical education classes, while in others, all students can choose to take them or not. My college is the latter. It’s clear that not everyone takes them if students can choose to take them or not. However, it is important to include them as a candidate when they create their schedule because more people exercise. If colleges don’t give them the option of taking physical education classes, they can’t even choose to take them or not. I think they need to join a club or exercise independently if they don’t take them. They keep you healthy. Exercise is necessary for all ages.

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  28. I think that a university don’t have to have physical education as a required course.
    I’m not saying all students don’t have to do it and of course, I know it is very good for us to exercise such as walking and running regularly. However, a university is a place to teach university students our major, I think so. In fact, there are various colleges for those who major in a field they want to study. We have physical education in elementary and junior high school because this is one of compulsory education. In other words, we have it because we have to. But a university isn’t compulsory education. We have to take a class we want to study. I know if college majoring in sports has physical education as a required course but there only a few. I think college students should voluntarily exercise and university don’t have to force them to have physical education.
    So, I suggest that some college student who want to exercise should join a city club or group activities and get a gym, especially in a gym, you can exercise suitable for yourself. In university, we need to move of our own accord and in addition, we can broaden field of vision so I recommend that you go to a gym if you want to exercise.

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  29. I think it is not necessary for us to have physical education class. This is because I think universities are just places to learn special knowledge. Students go to universities to study technical knowledges they want to learn.
    Surely exercises are very good for our health and make us refreshing. But I think learning to exercise as physical education is not necessarily. If some students want to exercise in universities, they should take part in sports clubs or sports groups. They can enjoy exercising.
    Exercises help us make friends. Exercises make us connecting up people we meet for the first time. Exercises have special power. Otherwise we can make friends through not physical education class. In class, we have chance talking with people sitting next to me. So we can become friendly .And I think we have to make progress communication skill without exercise because in universities, we have many chance to have presentations.
    Therefore I think it is not necessary for us to have physical education class.

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  30. I think it is very good idea to include physical education classes at university. Because exercise has so many benefits. For example, it’s good for our health, it’s stress relief. Especially, many our university students are very busy due to reports and experiments. So, it is very hard to make time for exercise. Therefore, I think university should give students time to exercise. Now, only a limited number of students can take physical education classes at my university. In my university, there are few places where large number of people can exercise. So, it is very hard to make physical education classes available to all students. But someday I want it to be possible. After reading this article, I was surprised that overseas universities have good exercise equipment. Japan is a country with a small territory. So, it is very difficult for Japanese universities to have good exercise equipment. Therefore, we should make time for exercise ourselves. It might be a bit tough, but I think we should get up early in the morning and run or do strength training at home. It is good idea to be aware of a little bit and incorporate exercise into our daily life.

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  31. I agree with the physical education class at the university. There are many benefits to exercising. The first is physical health. Exercise improves the body’s immune system, which makes it less likely to get sick. Exercise makes your body stronger. I have played soccer for high school, so I have never caught a cold. Secondly, it is good for your mental health. Exercise refreshes your mind. It can also reduce stress. When you are a university student, you don’t have time to exercise because you have a part-time jobs, clubs and studies to do. Therefore, it is very helpful if there is a physical education class at university. On the other hand, you might say that university is a place to study and physical education is not necessary. However, I think that physical education refreshes you and allows you to concentrate on your studies. In addition, you spend more time on the computer at university, which affects your posture and your body’s fatigue such as stiff shoulders. Exercising helps to reduce this fatigue. I believe that exercising will help me to have a more fulfilling university life. I believe that it will help me to learn the importance of exercise and will give me an opportunity to think about how to maintain my health in the future. That is why I agree with the physical education class at the university.

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  32. I think that it is very good to have a physical education class at university. I can not make friends because I can not go to university because of the coronavirus this year. If there is not coronavirus , I want to go to university every day and stay with my friends. I also want to play club activities with my friends every day at university. But that is not possible. Also, I want to move my body because I stay at my home all the time. So, I took physical education in a class in the first half of university. There are softball, badminton and tennis in my physical education. I have been playing baseball since I was in elementary school, so I chose softball. There are many students who chose softball, and I can talk to many students. So, I can make a lot of friends. I was very happy. I think that if I don’t take a physical education, I can not make friends. I had a fun in university since I made friends. It is fun for me to talk with my friends. So I think that it is necessary to have a physical education class at the university.

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  33. A university is a research institution and an institution of higher education. If it is higher education, it is a development of the education that students received from elementary school to high school. The Japanese word “education” is “to teach and nurture”. For students, university is a place to receive an education. I considered the question of whether or not the university needs physical education classes as a question of whether or not the term “education” includes physical education.
    From the Japanese definition of “education,” we can say that physical education classes are necessary.This is because education is not only about teaching academics. If universities existed only for research and employment, for many people, physical education classes would not be necessary. However, a university is an institution of higher education. Developing academic skills is not the only reason for the existence of a university. If higher education is a continuation of the education that students have received since elementary school, it is natural to have physical education classes there.
    As long as universities continue to be institutions of higher education, I believe that physical education classes will never disappear. However, this opinion is based on the Japanese meaning of the word “education”.

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  34. This discourse is interesting for me, so I am thinking this problem for long time. Now, writing things may not be correct. This problem is that PE class should that haven’t to choose class or must choose class at school.

    At first, why do you think that are there PE class at school? I think that PE class should choose class. Exercise make our body good. It’s often said by almost everyone. I know that’s not all.

    We can get Vitamin D when we sunbathe out side. It make our bone very strong. Good effect is more. Sunbathe make our skin clean.

    If you can’t go outside, exercise have good point. Exercise is good effective for diet. Above all, exercise is good effective for your body, mind and brain.

    Recently, COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread in the world. And machine work on workplace. These change our works. At last, we will not work outside. Our exercise time will also decrease.

    Of course, we can go outside anytime if you want, it’s so easy and it’s usually thing. But perhaps we wouldn’t go outside and exercise in the future.

    Finally, PE class is also opportunity to make your friends, so I think that PE class should choose class.

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  35. I agree with giving a PE lesson in university. I have two reasons. One reason is that It is very good for each person’s health to exercise inside and outside. We have exercised in PE class since we were elementary school and junior high school ,high school student. What is it? We enjoy a lot of sports with our classmate or other classmate, and increase blood flow and make it less likely to get sick. Second reason is that we can refresh by exercising other people. University student is very busy every day because they are more difficult to learn than elementary school and junior high school students and often have to study. Thus, I think that we can concentrate on university’s class after we exercise. Now, my college club activities and clubs are prohibited due to the coronavirus. Exercise and sports are fun because playing with friends, but coronavirus is cancelling. So, university’s PE class at once a week is very valuable for us. This is because I can’t make a friend, but PE class give us opportunities to make friends and talk with my college students. So, I recommend PE class in university’s lesson.

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  36. I don’t think universities need to have PE as a required course. Because a university is a place to study and research what I major in. However, I don’t think there is at least something wrong with elective courses. Exercise has good physical and mental effects. For example, physically, even the heart and blood vessels have various effects such as dilation of blood vessels, decrease in blood pressure, decrease in blood coagulation, prevention of arteriosclerosis. Also, mentally, hormones such as serotonin and endorphin increase, and it has effects such as mental stability, sense of security, and relaxing effect. In addition, in the case of university, you can also make friends. Even when college started, covid19 made the classes basically remote so I couldn’t make friends. However, I was able to go to school, make friends, and talk a lot in the class of sports practice. As I said at the beginning, I don’t think universities need to have PE as a required subject. However, since there is a problem of lack of exercise these days, it may be necessary to prepare an environment to exercise for somebody who wants to exercise. For example, as a club or otherwise.

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  37. I think P.E. is necessary in university. I have three reasons.
    At first, university students tend to lack of exercise. We often do exercise until high school students.
    But when we become university students, we do not have enough time to do exercise.
    We must study a lot of subject, work part time job and do a lot homework.
    So we do not have enough time to do exercise. Therefore P.E. class is necessary in university.
    Second, we can relieve our stress for exercise. Adequate exercise is good for our health.
    And that is good for our metal health.
    Finery, exercise connects parson to parson. University students do not have time and relationship resets when we become university student.
    Friendly Relationship is one of the important things in life. Particularly, friendly relationship at college days is important in our life. Therefore P.E. class is necessary for university students to get an opportunity to form a friendly relationship.
    At the end, P.E. class is necessary in university because exercise is good for our health and connects parson and parson.
    I wrote a lot of things for P.E. class, but I do not take P.E. class.

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  38. I think it is necessary for us to have physical education class at the university.I have three reasons.First, physical education keeps our health. Exercise can prevent injury or disease. Many people who live healthy often take a exercise.Exercise can improve our immune strength,so people who exercise once a week get sick less than people who rarely exercise.Second,physical education make friends with me. we have to relate with otherpeople around us.Physical educat must increase opportunity to interact with people.Especially,team sport increase opportunity to interact with people,because same teammate aim same goal.Third,sports inprove our mental.people who have played sport,such as soccer,tennis and baseball,never give up evrything.the mind that never give up evrything help ourselves in our life.I do not take physical education.But I play sports evryday in circle.,so I hardly get sick and I could make frieds and I become never to give up.iIt is good that univercity make the oppotunity. Because of that three reasons, I think physical education at a university is necessary for us.

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  39. I feel that PE class is necessary for all university. I have two reasons why I think that.
    First, I don’t think that you are good at playing sports thanks to PE class, but exercise is good at your mental and physical. In modern society, we can live without manual labor. If you go to somewhere far away, you can go by a train, a car , a bus ,a airplane and so on. You can buy day to day necessities in convenience stores. So you don’t have to be tiered when living normally. If it goes on, you will get fat and get worse motor coordination skills. I saw many friends who get fat after being admitted to the college.
    Second, university students should learn many kinds of subjects. Kyushu institute of technology is major engineering but if we learn only engineering, we will not be good engineer. Many people in this university is not good at sports. But we have to learn from what I am week in.

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  40. I agree with PE class. This is because university school must support student’s health. For example, company support workers these days with medical checkup. In this way, organization has duty support member’s health. However, why do university school use PE for student’s health? I have two opinions about it.
    First, university students don’t have the opportunity to exercise so they may get sick in the future. Most university students are young so I think they don’t get sick now. Therefore they should prevent sick now. Most important thing for young people is not checkup, is prevention so university school provide the opportunity to exercise. It is PE.
    Second, There are experts in university school. Right knowledge support efficient exercise. In addition, university school has some facilities. Facilities are essential for some sports but almost students don’t have opportunity to use facilities. Therefore, students play sports and exercise in university school.
    However, a important point is. It is university school doesn’t make PE obligation. This is because some students have knowledges and opportunities so PE is obstacle for some students. PE must not prevent to study but PE takes them time. Therefore students have right to decide to take PE class.
    Thank you for reading.

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