do and make

These words are very similar but there are some differneces

1. We use do when we do not say exactly what activity we are talking about-
for example with something, nothing, anything, everything,what.

  • Do something! I like doing nothing
  • What shall we do? Then he did a very strange thing

2. We use do when we talk about work and in the structure do -ing

  • I’m not going to do any work today. I’m going to do some reading.
  • I dislike doing housework. I hate doing the cooking and shopping.
  • Would you like to do my job.

3. We often use make to talk about constructing building, building, creating etc

  • I’ve just made a cake. Let’s make a plan.
  • My father and I once made a boat.

4, Learn these expressions

  • do good/ harm/ business/ one’s best/ a favour
  • make an offer/ arrangements/ suggestion/ a decision/
    an attempt/ an effort/ an excuse/ an exception/ a mistake/
    a noise/ a journey/ a phone call/ money/ a profit/ love/ peace/
    war/ a bed
  • …….