B2 First: expressions with 'as'
You might see 'as + adjective + as' in the B2 First exam in normal comparatives (e.g. "She doesn't work as hard as me"). However, there are also some expressions using 'as ... as' which have other meanings - 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*.||I think this is true (but am not sure)|
|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').
*As far as is often used to say you believe something is true or to give your opinion. It is commonly used in these expressions: as far as I'm concerned, as far as I can see, as far as I remember, as far as I can tell.
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.