FCE (First Certificate)
Linking Expressions with As ... 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. Look at these examples, then try the exercises below to practise using the expressions.
|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.|
(also with much, few and little)
|up to, and including|
Note that 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').
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FCE Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze
Choose the best word to complete the following sentences.
FCE part 2: Open Cloze
Choose one word to complete the following sentences.