# Thread: How to instruct the pupils to line up?

1. ## How to instruct the pupils to line up?

How do British Australian and North American teachers tell their pupils to line up according to how tall they are?

Now line up shortest to tallest, please.
Now line up (from) shorter to taller, please.
Now line up by height, please.

or anything else?

2. ## Re: How to instruct the pupils to line up?

Do you mean 'line up in ascending height order'?

Not a teacher.

3. ## Re: How to instruct the pupils to line up?

Thanks a lot, Mathew. I'd like to know how they give the instructions for a line-up, in ascending height order being merely an instance.

4. ## Re: How to instruct the pupils to line up?

"Line up by height" conveys the meaning simply.

5. ## Re: How to instruct the pupils to line up?

Although it doesn't make sense to me now, I remember being told to line up in "size places."

6. ## Re: How to instruct the pupils to line up?

I'm picturing an amusing scenario here unless you tell them at which end you want the tallest/shortest to stand.

7. ## Re: How to instruct the pupils to line up?

And then there's the football coach who supposedly said "Pair up in groups of three and line up in a circle."

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