general english test - 09

General English Questions and Answers


1. It doesn't happen very often but I actually got some money from the tax office and with the ________ I'm going to treat myself.


2. The figures that have just been published by the company's accountants will give management some kind of ________ on how sales are going.


3. ________ it has not been a bad year as our costs are well down on last year's.


4. One of the most popular questions asked of interviewees is to explain their strengths and ________ .


5. It's a gamble at the moment whether the company will make profit in its second year but that nevertheless is the ________ aim.



6. You should have read the ________ of payment as soon as you received the invoice for the goods.


7. He appreciated the additional welcome and help he received from the department store staff as he had after all been a longstanding ________ .


8. Whenever a member of staff makes a claim for travel expenses, they have to provide a ________ account of their journeys.


9. Under the current legislation if you are late in paying your taxes, then you have to face a financial ________ .


10. She was in such a state of extreme nervousness when she was ________ for the interview that she burst into tears.


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{[as + adjective + as
as + adverb + as]
+ noun/pronoun/clause}
  • We use as ... as ... to say that two things are the same in some way.
      She's as tall as her brother.
      Can a man run as fast as a horse?
      It's not as good as I expected.
  • We can use object pronouns (me, him etc) after as, especially in an informal style.
      She doesn't sing as well as me
      In a formal style, we use subject + verb.
      She doesn't sing as well as I do.
  • After not, we can use as ... as ... or so ... as
      She's not as/so pretty as her sister.
  • Note the structure half as ... as ; twice as ... as ...; three times as ... as ; etc.
      The green one isn't half as good as the blue one.
      A colour TV is twice as expensive as a black and white.
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