Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 19, 2010

LIKE and AS

EXERCISE

  1. __________ you said, the last candidate was rather aggressive, ___________ two or three others we have seen this morning. __________ we agreed earlier, people __________ that are unsuitable for this post. I’m sure you all feel, ____________ I do, that tourists need someone who will be calm and patient with them, __________ Stewart or Canning.
  2. Most people talk about ordinary things, __________ the weather or the programmes on TV.
  3. She could run __________ a deer.
  4. He treats his students __________ animals.
  5. He treats his students __________ friends.
  6. A number of great plays have been performed in this theatre, __________ Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard, and Uncle Vanya.
  7. You can’t expect to make a living __________ an athlete.
  8. I’ve always wanted to appear ___________ Hamlet, but I’ve never wanted to be __________ him in real life.
  9. The Council discussed a number of problems, __________ traffic control, education and housing.
  10. He’s so fussy[1] when he takes photographs of the family on the beach that he behaves __________ a film director.
  11. My son is interested in a career ___________ a film director.
  12. He works hard, __________ I do.
  13. Hitchcock made a lot of famous films, _________ Rebecca, Psycho, and The Birds.
  14. He works hard, __________ me.
  15. __________ I was saying when you came in, we need someone __________Harris for this job.
  16. He works __________ an engineer.
  17. They still refer to him __________ “The King of the underworld[2]”.
  18. She was wonderful __________ Cleopatra.
  19. He climbs __________ a monkey.

20.  This charity helps many people, __________ pensioners and the homeless.

From: New First Certificate English, Use of English, W. S. Fowler.


[1] not easily satisfied; having very high standards or very fixed standards about particular things.

[2] the part of society consisting of criminal organizations and activities.

KEY

  1. AS you said, the last candidate was rather aggressive, LIKE two or three others we have seen this morning. AS we agreed earlier, people LIKE that are unsuitable for this post. I’m sure you all feel, AS I do, that tourists need someone who will be calm and patient with them, LIKE Stewart or Canning.
  2. Most people talk about ordinary things, LIKE the weather or the programmes on TV.
  3. She could run LIKE a deer.
  4. He treats his students LIKE animals.
  5. He treats his students AS friends.
  6. A number of great plays have been performed in this theatre, LIKE Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard, and Uncle Vanya.
  7. You can’t expect to make a living AS an athlete.
  8. I’ve always wanted to appear AS Hamlet, but I’ve never wanted to be LIKE him in real life.
  9. The Council discussed a number of problems, LIKE traffic control, education and housing.
  10. He’s so fussy[1] when he takes photographs of the family on the beach that he behaves LIKE a film director.
  11. My son is interested in a career AS a film director.
  12. He works hard, AS I do.
  13. Hitchcock made a lot of famous films, LIKE Rebecca, Psycho, and The Birds.
  14. He works hard, LIKE me.
  15. AS I was saying when you came in, we need someone LIKE Harris for this job.
  16. He works AS an engineer.
  17. They still refer to him AS “The King of the underworld[2]”.
  18. She was wonderful AS Cleopatra.
  19. He climbs LIKE a monkey.

20.  This charity helps many people, LIKE pensioners and the homeless.

From: New First Certificate English, Use of English, W. S. Fowler.


[1] not easily satisfied; having very high standards or very fixed standards about particular things.

[2] the part of society consisting of criminal organizations and activities.

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