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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.


makedohavetake
a mistake
a profit/loss
money/millions
a fortune
friends
war
a noise
a mess
fun of someone
a phone call
progress
a difference
the ironing
the housework
your homework
business
well/badly
sth wrong/right
your best
damage/harm
sb a favour
a look
dinner
a headache
a party
a picnic
a barbecue
an appointment
fun
trouble
sth in common
a photo
advantage of sb
care of sb
place
sth into account
your time
time
no notice of sth
part in sth
the opportunity

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!)







 


  


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