LIVE WITH MÓNICA AND CRAIG
DO and MAKE.
In this video from Facebook Live, Monica Stocker from
El Blog Para
Aprender Ingles and Craig from
La Mansión del
Inglés you’ll learn uses of Do and Make.
Uses of DO
When talking about work, jobs or tasks.
Do housework (the ironing, the shopping, the cleaning, the laundry, the
cooking, the washing up etc)
If you weren’t a teacher, which job would you like to do?
DO is also used to talk about activities in general without being
Don’t just stand there DO something!
Hurry up! I’ve got things to do!
Is there anything I can do to help you?
Do what you like. I don’t care!
We can also use DO to replace a verb when the meaning is clear or
Do I need to do my hair? (do = brush or comb)
Have you done the dishes yet? (done = washed)
I’ll do the kitchen if you do the bathroom (do = clean)
Uses of MAKE
Make is usually used for producing, constructing,
creating or building something new.
This desk is made of wood.
What’s wine made from?
When was the last time you bought something that wasn’t made in China?
We also use make for producing an action or reaction:
Sad films make me cry.
We hope that this podcast makes you happy.
Don’t blame me for eating the last chocolate biscuit. Reza made me do it!
Use make before certain nouns about plans and decisions:
Make a decision
Make a choice
Make a move eg. Politicians wait to make their move to become leaders at
just the right time.
Make a suggestion
Make a recommendation
Make a start
Use make with nouns about speaking and certain sounds:
Make a comment
Make a suggestion
Make a noise/sound/racket
Make a phone call
Make a promise
Make a speech
Make an announcement
We use make with food, drink and meals:
Make tea, coffee, a cocktail
Make a sandwich, make lunch, make a salad, make a paella.
When was the last time you made a cake?
Homework? – do
Reservations - make
Research – do
A mistake – make
Money – make
Business – do
Arrangements – make
Tea or coffee – make
The washing up - do
The bed – make
A decision – make
Exercise / sport - do