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Nature and purpose


This revision bite will help you understand how we describe the differences within activities.

The nature of activities

The nature of an activity is the type of activity it is. Activities can vary in a number of ways:

  • Individual - you participate on your own.
  • Team - you work in a pair or more than two people.
  • Non-competitive - there are no winners and losers, the activity does not involve a contest. We don't take part to win but for enjoyment, social aspect, or for fitness [Fitness: The ability to meet the demands of a physical task. / health [Health: A state of complete mental, physical and social well-being; not merely the absence of illness or infirmity. reasons.
  • Directly competitive - you can have a direct affect on your opponents’ performance [Performance: How well a task is completed., i.e. you can tackle them. Both you and your opponent compete to score against each other.
  • Indirectly competitive - both you and your opponents are trying to win, but your performance will not directly affect their performance, i.e. you compete in golf but you can not affect your opponent.

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