Comparing: Taller, Longer, and Shorter
In this video, we will learn how to compare two objects by length or height using the words taller, longer, and shorter. When we’re comparing height, we can use the words taller and shorter. The giraffe is taller than the monkey. The monkey is shorter than the giraffe. When we’re comparing length, we can use the words longer and shorter. The shark is longer than the fish. The fish is shorter than the shark. Let’s practice comparing length and height using the words taller, longer, and shorter.
Which is longer, a bus or a car?
In this question, we need to compare the length of the bus and the car. Which is longer? The pink arrow shows the length of the bus, and this is the length of the car. The car is shorter than the bus. So the bus is longer than the car. The bus is longer.
Who is taller, David or William?
This is David’s height, and this is William’s height. David is taller than William. William is shorter than David. Who is taller? The answer is David.
Which is shorter, the girl or the tree?
In this question, we’re being asked to compare the height of the girl and the tree. The orange lines show the height of the tree and the height of the girl. The girl is shorter than the tree. So the tree is taller than the girl. The girl is shorter.
What have we learned in this video? We’ve learned that we can compare length or height using the words taller, shorter, and longer.