As you have told me a lot of times that you find difficult to distinguish these two words, here's a bit of explanation and practice.
Like is used:
- for similarities.
- My sister swims like a fish.
- after feel, look, smell, sound, taste and a noun.
- I wish my skin felt like silk.
- with nouns, pronouns or the –ing form to express similarity or contrast.
- There’s no place like home.
- Nobody can drive like him.
As is used:
- to say what somebody or something really is.
- I work as a teacher. (I’m a teacher.)
- Pierce Brosnan was fantastic as James Bond.
- in certain expressions: as usual, as … as, as much, such as, the same as, …
- My pupils complained about the homework as usual.
- after accept, be known, class, describe, refer to, regard, use.
- Margaret Thatcher was known as “The Iron Lady”.
- in clauses of manner with the meaning of “in the way that”.
- Do as you are told.
Now let’s practise a little bit. What would you use in the following sentences?
The key is in the first comment. Click and check.
- A: How can I complete these sentences?
B: Do them _____ I taught you.
- A: What kind of meat is it?
B: I don’t know. It tastes _____ pork.
- A: I’m sure I know that woman over there.
B: Me too. She looks _____ my old English teacher.
- A: I wish he would stop being so immature.
B: I agree with you. He acts _____ a child sometimes.
- A: Bruce Springsteen is a great singer.
B: He’s known _____ one of the greatest rock musicians of our time.
- A: I’ve just bought a new pair of shoes.
B: Gosh! They’re exactly the same _____ the ones I bought yesterday!
- A: What’s his job?
B: I think he works _____ a plumber.
- A: Shakira is amazing, isn’t she?
B: Yeah. No one else can sing and dance _____ her.
Is it clearer now? Don’t forget to check the key and continue practising.