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Lesson 7 - Food
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Make vs. Do

The verbs "make" and "do" are easily confused.  The verb "make" in English is generally used with the meaning of "create" while "do" is usually used with activities.  Following is a list of expressions used with make and expressions used with do.

MAKE
(create)

make a scene
make plans
make an offer
make a suggestion
make a decision
make a bed
make an effort
make an excuse
make a mistake
make a noise
make a phone call           
make money
make dinner
make trouble
make a list

DO
(usually used with activities)

do the shopping
do work
do homework
do housework
do the cleaning
do the dishes
do gardening
do something interesting
do a good job
do business
do errands
do a favor
do a puzzle
do exercise
do a quiz

 

Practice
On a piece of paper write a sentence example with each of the expressions with make or do.

example
My daughter made a scene at the supermarket when I refused to buy her some candy.

 

Practice
Select the correct verb.

1. I need to my shopping today.
   

2. We will plans for the birthday party.
   

3. I need to a list of what I have to buy.
   

4. I try not to mistakes on tests.
   

5. I need to my homework.
   

6. Do you have a phone? I need to a call.
   

7. My children help me the cleaning.
   

8. I need to go to the supermarket, the bank, and the dry cleaners. I don't like to errands.
   

9. I always a good job on my homework.
   

10. Will you me a favor?
   

11. I like to puzzles on the weekends.
   

12. My husband sometimes helps me dinner.
   

13. I get nervous when I a quiz.
   

14. I will an effort to finish the work.
   

15. My children their beds every morning.
   

16. I am getting fat. I need to exercise.
   

17. I need to a decision quickly.
   

18. I need to get a job so I can money.
   

19. We will an offer to buy the house.
   

20. I don't know what to do. Can you a suggestion?
   

 

Find the Mistake

Instructions
Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

example
She are a student. --> She is a student.

1. I need to make my homework.
  

2. Yesterday he maked a big mistake.
  

3. I need to add vainilla to the recipe.  
  

4. Mix in salt and peper.
  

5. I make exercise every morning.
  

 

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