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Conversation between two friends:

A: Hey, John, how tall is your son?

B: well, he has become this high.(showing with his hand)

Two cute little kids are talking about their tv:

A: Our new TV is this big. (showing with two hands)

B: Our TV is that big. (pointing his finger at a cupboard)

Are the set of words natural in sopken English?

Thanks in advance.

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The bold part of all of your examples is correct and idiomatic.

Note that we only use the word become when describing a change of state or degree, for example:

Your son will soon become a man - a change of state, from boy to man
Cars have become become more streamlined over the past 30 years - a comparison between how things were,and how they are now

Describing your son's height is not a change- you are simply saying how tall he is now- so you just say

well, he is this high. (showing with his hand)

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