Make and do – when should you use Make and Do

Posted on Mar 3 2014 - 7:01am by Zdenda

My friend keeps asking me whether there is a logical way to see if he should use DO or MAKE. I always told him that there is not and that he should learn the phrases by heart. However, when he asked me for the third time I sat down and created a logical division for him. It is not foolproof but it is better than nothing. So I hope you will find it useful too.

Make and do – mind map



Make and do – games

As there is nothing more to explain, here are two games to practise the language.

Make and do – Hoop shoot

In this game it is your task to choose the correct verb and then stop the circles as close to the center as possible. Good luck.
The HOOP SHOOT GAMEThe game is in Flash

Make and do – Teacher invaders

In this game your task is to write the right word (MAKE or DO) to complete the phrases. And then … SHOOT THEM ALL.
The INVADERS GAMEThe game is in Flash

23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. emad 04/03/2014 at 9:50 am -

    Thanks for your illustrative diagrams

  2. Brainard Solite 04/03/2014 at 1:56 pm -

    I would like to learn English please send me some learning materials.

  3. Zdenda 04/03/2014 at 3:55 pm -

    Have a look around this site and you can learn a lot of English here.

  4. hanieh 04/03/2014 at 4:06 pm -


  5. umesh 04/03/2014 at 4:32 pm -

    i want to speak fluently

  6. mohamed abdallah 04/03/2014 at 10:24 pm -

    good work, keep doing this,please

  7. carmenchu 05/03/2014 at 7:47 am -

    It is fantastic!!! The easiest way I have never seen…thak you very mych!!

  8. anhtuyet 05/03/2014 at 12:38 pm -

    it is very useful i think

  9. Rahima 05/03/2014 at 3:43 pm -

    I think it is very necessary for everybody,who wants to learn English well.thanks

  10. zahra 05/03/2014 at 4:49 pm -

    thanks a lot fof your efforts to make things clear for who need help!

  11. denise samaniego 05/03/2014 at 5:04 pm -

    Wonderful for learning without stress.

  12. Halim MA 13/03/2014 at 1:16 pm -

    Excellent effort for making English learning easy specially for who learn English as a foreign language with less importance compared to those who learn English as L2. Go ahead bro! I salute the initiative.

  13. Jyoti Vala 13/03/2014 at 2:07 pm -

    Interesting way to learn…

  14. Mohamed Abdelaziz 13/03/2014 at 3:45 pm -


  15. توب فون 13/03/2014 at 9:12 pm -

    Realy it is great toteach gramar through mind maps

  16. Onie watson 14/03/2014 at 4:16 am -

    can i download this materials ?? because they are really helpful for my students .

  17. Zdenda 14/03/2014 at 9:09 am -

    Yes, go ahead. As long as you do not sell the material I am OK with it.

  18. tita sumarto 03/04/2014 at 2:39 pm -

    helpfull,thx alt.

  19. Nasirhusen suthar 17/04/2014 at 4:32 am -

    Hello, I am a primary teacher in very poor trible area so u can help me to taught them in very easy way .U can send me some diagrams & material ….THANKS

  20. Zdenda 17/04/2014 at 8:47 am -

    All the materials are online. You can download and print them for your classes.

  21. Moh 25/06/2014 at 2:11 pm -

    Do you have the web site for this games ?
    I want to make my own games by my self

  22. Masum Hussain 22/09/2014 at 11:49 pm -

    I need Have How I know Quickly vocabulary For iELTS Exam

  23. Zdenda 24/09/2014 at 6:01 pm -

    I do not understand.

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