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Learn this common
Exam Error
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Cambridge FCE Exam

~ ‘makeORdo‘? ~

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1) Test Yourself

 


2) Explanation & Examples


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We normally use make when we build something or create something:

‘I’ve just made some cakes – who wants one?’

Peter makes model aeroplanes at the weekend.’

When we are talking about jobs and work, as well as activities in general, we use do.

‘I do the cleaning on Saturday mornings.’

‘Jane does aerobics three times a week.’


 3) Extra Information

There are a lot of expressions with make and do. Sometimes there is no logic – you just have to learn them – sorry!

Typical expressions with…

'make'

'do'

a decision
a fire
a fortune


a fuss
a journey
a mess
a mistake
a noise
a phone call
a photocopy
a plan
a profit
a promise
a suggestion
a trip
an appointment
an arrangement
an attempt
an effort
an enquiry
an exception
an excuse
an offer
friends
fun of someone
love
money
peace
progress
the bed
war
200 kph
a course
a test
an exam
an experiment
an operation
business
exercise
good
harm
homework
nothing
someone a favour
something stupid
sport
the accounts
the cleaning
the dishes
the hoovering
the housework
the ironing


the shopping
the vacuuming
the washing
the washing up
work
your best
your duty
your hair

 


4) Big Boring Test (sorry!)

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5) Consolidation Exercise

Choose the correct form of make or do to fill the gaps below. Make a good effort, and do your best, OK?! 😉

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