Many languages have one verb that performs many of the functions of both ‘make’ and ‘do’ in English, so they can be tricky for students to master.
But they’re also tricky to make a video about in some ways. There are some general patterns and rules English speakers follow when they use them, but in lots of cases, it’s a matter of usage. We use one verb and not the other because … well, that’s what we do. So as well as learning the general rules, learning common collocations with ‘make’ and ‘do’ seemed important too.
And that’s why we’ve made two videos about them. The first one covers the basic rules English speakers follow when they use the verbs and here it is:
The second has examples of some common collocations with ‘make’ and ‘do’ and here it is.
Hope they do the trick and make learning these verbs fun. As always they are available with clickable transcripts at our Simple English Videos website.