6th Class English The Banyan Tree

  • question_answer 10) Look at these sentences. • The tree was older than Grandfather. • Grandfather was sixty-five years old.   How old was the tree? Can you guess? • The tree was as old as Dehra Dun itself. Suppose Dehra Dun is 300 years old. How old is the tree? When two things are the same in some way, we use as...as. Here is another set of examples. • Mr Sinha is 160 centimetres tall. • Mr Gupta is 180 centimetres tall. • Mrs Gupta is 160 centimetres tall. Mrs Gupta is as tall as Mr Sinha. Use the words in the box to speak about the people and the things below, using as... as or -er than     tall - taller               cold - colder        hot - hotter         strong - stronger         short - shorter   (Notice that in the word  'hot', the letter 't' is doubled when -er is added)                                                  


    1. Heights Zeba is as tall as Rani. Ruby is shorter than Zeba and Rani, Zeba and Rani are taller than Ruby. 2. Weight litters Anwar is stronger than Vijay and Akshay. Vijay is as strong as Akshay. 3. City temperatures Shimla is as cold as Gangtok Srinagar is colder than Shimla and Gangtok. Shimla and Gangtok are hotter than Srinagar. 4. Lengths Romi's pencil is as long as Raja's pencil. Mona's pencil is longer than Romi's and Raja's pencils. Romi's and Raja's pencils are shorter than Mona's pencil. 5. City temperatures Delhi is as hot as Nagpur. Chennai is colder than Delhi and Nagpur. Delhi and Nagpur are hotter than Chennai.  

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