B2 First: expressions with 'as'
'As + adjective + as' does appear in the FCE exam in normal comparatives. However, there are also some expressions using 'as ... as' which have another meaning - it's a good idea to learn these.
Have a look at these expressions. When you are ready, hide them and try the exercises below to practise using them.
|I studied Japanese as well as Spanish.||also, in addition|
|I fell asleep as soon as I closed my eyes.||when (immediately)|
|I'll lend you £100 as long as you pay me back.||but only if|
|He's still a teacher as far as I know.||to this extent|
|As many as 3 million people speak French.||up to, and including|
We can also use as much as, as little as and as few as in a similar way to as many as. Much and little are used with uncountable nouns (such as 'food' or 'money'), while many and few are used with countable plural nouns (such as 'apples' or 'people').
Practice 1: multiple choice cloze (use of English part 1)
Choose the best word to complete the following sentences.
Practice 2: open cloze (use of English part 2)
Choose one word to complete the following sentences.