NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: The Banyan Tree Chapter 10 Part 4

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Question A:

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 Dehradun itself?

Suppose Dehra Dun is 300 years old. How old is the tree?

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.

L Mr. Sinha is 160 centimetres tall.

L Mr. Gupta is 180 centimetres tall.

L 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

Speak Words
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.)

Heights and Weight Lifters
City Temperatures and Lengths
City Temperatures


1. Heights

  • Zeba is as tall as Rani
  • Zeba is taller than Ruby
  • Rani is taller than Ruby. Ruby is shorter than Zeba as well as Rani

2. Weight Lifters

  • Vijay is as strong as Akshay
  • Anwar is stronger than Vijay as well as Akshay
  • Neither Vijay nor Akshay is as strong as Anwar

3. City Temperatures

  • Shimla is as cold as Gangtok
  • Shimla or Gangtok is not so cold as Srinagar
  • Shimla is not colder than Srinagar

4. Lengths

  • Romi’ s pencil is as long as Raja’ s pencil
  • Mona’ s pencil is longer than that of Romi or Raja

5. City Temperatures

  • Delhi is as hot as Nagpur
  • Chennai is not hotter than Delhi or Nagpur
  • Delhi is hotter than Chennai