FCE (First Certificate) Collocations
make, do, have and take
There are some general rules for this, but mainly you need to remember lots of fixed expressions.
Look at the information in the table for a couple of minutes and try to remember the words. Then click below to hide the information and try to answer the questions at the bottom.
fun of someone
a phone call
sb a favour
sth in common
advantage of sb
care of sb
sth into account
no notice of sth
part in sth
Make is also used with most nouns for ways of speaking/planning. For example, you make a complaint, a promise, an offer, a threat, a speech, an apology, a point, a confession, an accusation, a suggestion, an arrangement, a decision, a plan, an appointment.
But, have is used with most nouns which involve a two-way discussion. For example, you have a conversation, a chat, a discussion, an argument, a fight, a row, a meeting, an interview.
We also often use have + a + verb (where the verb and the noun are the same). For example, have a look, a rest, a sleep, a drink, a walk, a go.
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When you are ready, hide the information above and test yourself here. Choose the correct word to complete each of these sentences - make, do, have or take.
You might get the same question twice (or even 3 times!)