Collocation activities

Put in do or make with the following words and expressions:

  1. _______ it yourself.

  2. _______ a course

  3. _______ a noise

  4. _______ an appointment

  5. _______ a promise

  6. _______ a complaint

  7. _______ the shopping

  8. _______ up your mind

  9. _______ the ironing

  10. _______ lunch

  11. _______ friends

  12. _______ amends

  13. _______ a fortune

  14. _______ a journey

  15. _______ harm

  1. Do

  2. Do

  3. Make

  4. Make

  5. Make

  6. Make

  7. Do

  8. Make

  9. Do

  10. Make

  11. Make

  12. Make

  13. Make

  14. Make

  15. Do

Answer
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a) She did an omelette for breakfast.

b) She made an omelette for breakfast.

Answer

b) Result.

a) She didn't do much money last month.

b) She didn't make much money last month.

Answer

b) Result.

a) Please, do the dishes after lunch.

b) Please, make the dishes after lunch.

Answer

a) Action

a) My cats are really nervous. They are doing a fuss.

b) My cats are really nervous. They are making a fuss.

b) Result.

Answer

a) He is a carpenter. He does different types of furniture.

b) He is a carpenter. He makes different types of furniture.

Answer

b) Result.

a) Eight plus two do ten.

b) Eight plus two make ten.

Answer

b) Result.

a) I was doing my homework when you arrived.

b) I was making my homework when you arrived.

Answer

a) Action.

a)  I  did two mistakes in my German test..

b)  I  made two mistakes in my German test.

Answer

b) Result.

Answer

b) Result.

Answer

a) Action.

Do or make? Choose the right answer:

a) I have to do a telephone call.

b) I have to make  a telephone call..

a) Don't just stand there! Do something!

b) Don't just stand there! Make something!

Fill in the gaps with the right form of do or make:

  1. You need to …………………. me a favour.

  2. My sister is…………………..a list of the things we need to shop.

  3. This time I will…………………..an exception for you.

  4. My students always …………………….their homework.

  5. My brother won’t ……………………the cleaning this week.

  6. I need to help mum…………………….dinner.

  7. I………..the washing up every day.

  8. In order to go to the doctor you need to………………an appointment.

  9.  The menu at the restaurant was so delicious that it was difficult to………….a choice.

  10. She is ……………..Laws at Cambridge University.

  11. We have no time, so you need to ………………..a decision as soon as possible.

  12. I usually …………………my bed every morning.

  13. Sandra…………………………the cleaning on Sunday morning.

  14. My company ……………………..a lot of money last year.

  15. They are…………………a great effort to get to work today.

Answer
  1. Do

  2. Making

  3. Make

  4. Do

  5. Do

  6. Make

  7. Do

  8. Make

  9. Make

  10. Doing

  11. Make

  12. Make

  13. Does

  14. Made

  15. Making