Do and make
These words are very similar, but there are some differences.
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, 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/a suggestion/a decision/an attempt/an effort/an excuse/an exception/a mistake/a noise/ a journey/a phone ca/I/money/a profit/love/peace/war/a bed