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  • Welcome back to another lesson with me Tom. Today we're looking at two words that cause

  • so many problems for anyone learning English. Make and Do. When do we use these words and

  • why do we use them? Today, we are going to find out.

  • Ok, let's start with do. Now we use do when we are talking about indefinite activities.

  • Words such as something, anything, nothing. For example 'I did nothing at work today'.

  • Another example 'Did you do anything at the weekend?' So we are using anything there.

  • I'm not sure what activities we are talking about here so I have used anything and with

  • anything I use do. Or you might say to someone 'Hey let's do something this weekend.' Let's

  • do an activity, I don't know what but something. So something, nothing, anything we are using

  • do. We also use do with tasks or work. For example 'I did the shopping yesterday.' This

  • is a task, something that I have to do. Or you might do the washing up. Which is to clean

  • your plates, your knives, your forks etc. So to do the washing up. So we are using do

  • with some kind of work or some kind of task. Ok, let's look at make. With make we are constructing

  • or creating something. So for example 'Let's make a cake'. Let's build it, let's create

  • it together. Now there are lots of fixed expressions that fall outside those definitions. So those

  • are useful to guide us but they are not going to help us with every example. There are many

  • phrases you just have to learn by heart, ok? You just have to learn them as you go and

  • remember them. I'm going to throw up a word onto the screen and I'm going to give you

  • about two seconds to decide whether you use make or do with this word. Ok, are you ready?

  • Let's go. Yoga.

  • Alright, we do yoga. 'I've been doing yoga since I was a teenager.'

  • Friends.

  • Alright, we make friends. 'Going to an English class is a great way to make friends.'

  • A mistake.

  • Ok, we make a mistake. 'Everybody makes mistakes'

  • An exam.

  • Ok, yes we do an exam. This one is

  • often mistaken. I remember lots of my students making this mistake. There we go make a mistake.

  • This one is to do an exam. You can take an exam as well, of course but you can do an exam.

  • 'I'm doing an exam this Friday.'

  • Somebody a favour.

  • Ok, we do someone a favour. That

  • means you do something that is helpful for them. So maybe it's babysit their child or

  • hold something or go and pick up something from the post office I don't know but you

  • do something helpful for them. 'Can you do me a favour and give me a lift to the airport?'

  • Fun of someone.

  • Yeah, we make fun of someone. This is to tease them, to make a joke about

  • them. So 'My mates always made fun of my hair.' I used to have very bad hair, it's true. Ok,

  • love

  • That's right. We make love. This is to have sex with your partner. To make love. 'They made love

  • while on honeymoon.'

  • The shopping.

  • Ok, we do the shopping. This is to go to the supermarket.

  • We are not talking about buying clothes or an expensive car or whatever. This is about

  • buying food from a supermarket. To do your shopping. Maybe it's also cleaning products

  • and just things you need for the house. 'I do the shopping every Saturday.'

  • A suggestion.

  • It's make a suggestion. Yep, we make a suggestion so to put forward an idea. To give your idea

  • about something, a recommendation or something. 'Can I make a suggestion guys that we take

  • umbrellas because I think it's going to rain.'

  • Ok, so those are some examples of do and make.

  • Now on the screen I'm going to throw up several more examples. I want you to have a look,

  • try and remember them and then I'm going to give you a little test, ok? I know how much

  • you guys love these little tests. I'm going to put up a sentence with a gap and you have

  • to decide is it make or do? Now be careful, it could be in the past tense or the present

  • perfect tense so you have to be careful. Remember do in the past is did and the past participle

  • done. So do did done. With make it's make, made, made so make in the infinitive, made

  • in the past and made in the past participle. Ok, so first of all here are some other examples

  • of when to use make and when to use do.

  • Ok, now you've looked at that. Let's do a test.

  • How was that guys? How did you do? If you didn't get them all correct, don't worry.

  • Go back revise what we have learned today and then do the test again. And then when

  • you are ready in the comments below I want you to write some practice sentences with

  • the phrases that maybe you didn't know so well. So if you haven't seen make a mistake

  • then in the comments below write a sentence with make a mistake. I hope you enjoyed that

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  • learn English. If you are an English teacher. Please use this video in your class. I would

  • love that. I would love to hear how it was. My voice is going. Yeah, it's disappearing

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  • disappearing on me so I better go. This is Tom the Chief Dreamer saying goodbye.

Welcome back to another lesson with me Tom. Today we're looking at two words that cause

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