In the UK all school children have to take PE (Physical Education). In primary school they have to do 75 minutes of PE a week, and in high school they have to do 90 minutes a week. The most widely available sports are football, cricket, rounders, dance, swimming, gymnastic and athletics. Usually, boys play football and cricket, girls do dance and gymnastics, and both boys and girls do athletics, swimming and rounders. Schoolchildren can also do other sports such as golf, cycling, archery, tennis and caneing in afterschool clubs or at local sports clubs.
Read the text again and answer the questions. Explain the words in bold.
1. What does PE mean?
2. How many minutes of PE do primar school students do a week?
3. What sports do most children do at school in the UK?
4. What sports do both girls and boys do?
5. What other sports can schoolchildren sometimes do? Where?