Technical English Measurements and Superlatives Worksheet 1

Object A

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It’s 61.8 mm wide.

It’s 103.49 mm long.

It’s 15.70 mm thick.

It’s a rectangle.

It’s white.

Its screen is 40.29 mm wide.

Its screen is 32.61 mm high.

It has one big circular button. The button’s radius is 38.70 mm.

Inside the big circle there is a smaller circular button. Its radius is 14.5 mm.

It’s the most popular piece of electronic equipment in the world at the moment.

I think it is ___________________________________.

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It’s an iPod (a portable music player made by Apple)

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object B

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It has a surface area of 200,000 square meters.

It uses 7,500,000 kWh of energy every year.

It is covered in 60 tons of paint.

It is 324 meters high.

Its base is square. Each side of the square measures 125 m.

It has had more than 200,000,000 visitors.

It has 1665 steps.

It is the most famous French landmark.

I think it is ___________________________________.

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It is the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object C

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It is 19.3 meters tall.

It is 70.6 meters long.

It can carry 183,380 liters of fuel.

It can travel 9,800 km without stopping.

It can carry 175.3 cu m of cargo.

Its engines weigh 22,545 kg.

It can carry 452 people.

Its cabin is 6.1 meters wide.

It was the world’s biggest passenger jet for many years.

I think it is ___________________________________.

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It is a Boeing 747 (Jumbo jet).

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object D

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

At its highest point, it is about 12 meters high.

On average, it is about 6 meters wide.

The oldest parts are more than 2000 years old.

During its life, up to 1 million people have helped to build it.

It was 6400 kilometers long.

It is very famous.

It is the world’s longest wall.

I think it is __________________________.

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It is the Great Wall of China. .

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object E

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It moves at 107,320 kph.

It weighs 5,940,000,000,000,000,000,000 metric tons.

Its circumference is about 40,075 km

Its total surface area is 510,072,000 square kilometers

It is the closest planet to you now.

I think it is __________________________.

 

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It is the Earth. .

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object F

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It is 184.2 feet (56.12 meters) long

It cost 1.7 billion dollars

It carries 835,958 gallons of fuel.

It can travel at more than 17,500 miles per hour.

It can carry from 2 to 8 people.

It can carry 28,803 kg of cargo (63,500 lb)

It weighs 2,041,166 kilograms at liftoff.

It weighs 104,326 kilograms when landing.

Its wingspan is 78.02 feet (23.79 meters)

It is designed to fly at least 100 times.

It flies at 190 to 330 miles above sea level.

It is America’s longest serving spacecraft.

I think it is __________________________.

 

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It is the space shuttle.

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object G

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It weighs 605 kg.

It is 4545mm long.

It is 959 mm high.

It is 1796mm wide.

Its wheelbase is 3050mm.

It has 40 valves.

Its cubic capacity is 2997 cm3.

It has 7 gears.

The diameter of its wheels is 13”.

It has 10 cylinders.

It was the most successful car in the 2005 F1 season.

I think it is __________________________.

 

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It is the 2005 Ferrari Formula 1 racing car.

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object H

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It isn’t famous, but it is a world record breaking machine.

It weighs 12.3 g

Its power consumption is 3.5 W

Its battery weighs 3.7 g

It is 85 mm high.

The diameter of its rotors is 136 mm.

Its maximum flight time is about 3 minutes.

I think it is the world’s _________est __________________________.

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It is the world’s lightest flying robot (the Epson FR II).

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object I

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It isn’t famous, but it is a world record breaker.

It is 32 feet high.

It is 111 feet wide.

It took 35 minutes to take.

It took over 1800 gallons of liquid to develop.

I think it is the world’s _________est __________________________.

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It is the world’s largest photo.

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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Dimensions guessing

Object J

Try to guess what the following thing is and write your answer below:

It isn’t famous, but it is a world record breaker.

It was built in Korea.

Its engine has a power of 68,520 kW.

It was made by Samsung.

It is 336.7 meters long.

It is owned by a Chinese company.

It has a draught of 15 meters.

I think it is the world’s _________est __________________________.

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It is the world’s largest container ship.

Now read out the description sentence by sentence to your classmate(s). Start with the most difficult sentence to guess it from. Let them guess what it is after each sentence.

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