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Do vs. Make

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MAKE vs DO! - GRAMMAR-GUIDE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS WITH GRAMMAR EXPLANATION AND A LIST OF USEFUL PHRASES WITH MAKE AND DO (2 pages)
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Reading comprehension ´Teens´ World´ + ´do´ vs ´make´ + Relative Clauses (defining and non defining) KEY INCLUDED
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DO vs. MAKE
 
Do: Make: 
 *with a job, activity or task:            
  -do my homework
  -do the dishes
  -do basketball
  
When you make or create something new
 
 -make a dress
 -make a drawing
 -make a cake 
 
 
 
 *general activities, without being          specific:
   -I'm not doing anything
   -You have to do something 
   -He does everything for her
 
 
 *food/drinks: 
 -make breakfast/lunch/dinner
 -make a cup of coffee
 -make a dessert
 
 
 
 
 *speaking or certain sounds:
 -make a comment
 -make a noise
 -make a speech
 
  
 *plans/decisions:
 -make an arrangement
 -make an appointment
 -make a choice 
 
 
 *Standard expressions with do:
 
 -do well
 -do a favor 
 -do your best
 -do harm
 -do good
 -do business 
 -do your nails/hair
 -do time (in prison) 
 
 
 
 
 
 *Standard expressions with make:
 
 -make amends
 -make love
 -make a mess
 -make a difference
 -make money
 -make a fuss
 -make time
 -make an effort
 -make an exception 
 -make a mistake 
 
 
 
 
Choose do or make:
 
1.   a dress                                 11.  a sandwich
2.   my homework                       12.  sports
3.   lunch                                    13.  a joke
4.   the laundry                           14.  a mistake
5.   love                                      15.  the ironing
6.   a friend                                 16.  research
7.   a cup of tea                           17.  a complaint
8.   your best                              18.  a choice
9.   my hair                                 19.  nothing
10.  a speech                                          20.  your best
 
 
 Finish the sentences with do or make and use the appropriate form:
 
1. We are  plans for our next holidays.
2. My mother always  a fuss over me when I'm sick.
3. I will always  time to see my friends in the weekend.
4. My boyfriend  everything to make me happy!
5. I have my nails  twice a week at the salon.
6. Could you please  me a favor? 
7. We should  something for his birthday!
8. What is  that weird noise all the time?
9. Can I  an appointment with you for next Tuesday?
10. He  a lot of money as a writer.
11. The little boy  a drawing for his grandfather.
12. Unfortunately, he didn't   well on his driving exam.
13. She sent her best friend a card to  amends for their fight last week.
14. Tiago  soccer in the morning and swimming at night.
15. I hate to  the dishes!
16. Rosa  is very good at  cocktails!
17. We didn't  anything to solve the problem.
18. What would you like me to  you for breakfast?
19. He's trying to  a difference in these children's lives.
20. I really need to  the shopping today.