322 – Tall vs. High

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322 - Tall vs. High

The Empire State building is taller than the Chrysler building.

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The adjectives tall and high can be confusing for a lot of people, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use these words in everyday English.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

  • A lot of old buildings in NYC have high ceilings.
  • Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in the USA.
  • If you want to have fun paragliding, you’ll need to find a high cliff to do it.
  • For a brief moment in time, the Chrysler building was taller than the Empire State building.
  • 6th Ave in NYC has many tall skyscrapers.
  • Jack is taller than Jenny, and Jenny is taller than Tommy.
  • Joey said that he saw Taylor Swift in a café this morning, but I think that is a tall story.
  • Jack gave the boss another tall story to explain why he was late this morning.
  • Our customer asking us to ship the products by overnight delivery is a bit of a tall order. I’m not sure if we can arrange that by 5pm.
  • My sister wants to throw a surprise party for her boyfriend’s birthday this weekend. That’s going to be a tall order for the catering company.

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Comments 2

  1. Hi! Very useful lesson. There is a mistake in the transcription: "the taller than"…brrr. (fourth example's sentence). And, if I made mistakes writing this, please let me know. Thanks for your lessons and have a great day.

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