Make vs Do

It can be difficult to decide when to use the verb “make” and when to use “do”. In general, “do” is used to talk about physical activities or activities that are not very specific. “Make” is often used for more specific outcomes or objects that are created by an activity.

Here are some examples.

Make a cake
Make friends
Make a phone call

Do homework
Do a sport
Do business

Make vs Do Quiz

Try this quiz to test your knowledge! Write the correct form of “make” or “do” to complete the sentences.

Ex:      I _______ a phone call before dinner.

I MADE a phone call before dinner.

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The Comedians of Tiktok – English reading exercise

Now if we want to see some comedy, all we need to do is go on Instagram, Snapchat or Tikok to see it. Read the short article below and then try our quizzes to test your vocabulary knowledge!

Before, if we wanted to see some comedy, we needed to buy a DVD, go to an event, or even go on Youtube. Now if we want to see some comedy, all we need to do is go on Instagram, Snapchat or Tikok to see it. The videos are short and they can often be viewed in under 30 seconds. Welcome to the future of comedy. Because we all lead such busy lives, everything nowadays is condensed. We want everything instantly, including our comedy. This has led to a new trend across social media, or rather, bitesize comedy.

One of the most famous Tiktok comedians of the modern era is Khabane Lame. He is now famous across Italy and then rest of the world, for his bitesize video reactions to different life-hacks. Many video makers produce clips of different life-hacks, such as a man you uses an aerosol can to clean his greasy skin. Khabane shows the video and then it cuts to a video of himself, simply pointing towards a bath. The point is there is no need for this hack, just use a normal bath! The simplicity of the comedy is it’s beauty.

There are many rags-to-riches stories within the Tiktok comedy world. For example, 23 year old Kieron Hamilton from Southampton in the UK has amassed millions of views for his impressions of different characters in a school. He built his social media following while his family was homeless, living in temporary accommodation. Now he makes plenty of money as a Tiktok comedian. He does impressions of characters such as ‘the teacher that thinks they’re funny’ or ‘the teacher when Ofsted are in’. Ofsted is the regulator of schools in England, so when their inspectors come to the school to check the standards, the teachers are always on edge!

With the modern world moving fast, so is comedy online. Some of the most famous clips feature almost no dialogue and simply a written message on the screen to direct the joke. The great thing about it is, if you’re funny, all you need is a smartphone to become a world famous comedian!

Now you’ve finished the article. Try our quizzes below to test your understanding and vocabulary!

Tiktok Comedians | Definitions Quiz

Choose the correct definition for the word from the article

Tiktok Comedians | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false

Adapted from Homeless stars, endless spaghetti and amplified farts: the comedians of TikTok | Comedy | The Guardian

 

Learn English with the News – Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits

Oil companies blame individuals for climate change. Individuals blame the oil companies. But, we’re all in this together and finding a solution means working together without passing the blame around. Are companies ready to do something, or is just more talk?

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits || Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits || Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits || True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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Full Text:

“Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world. They claim that action against climate change is threatening their profits.

How can they do this? The companies are exploiting a legal process that allows them to sue governments under international laws which control trade agreements and treaties. Because the treaties are international, the courts that govern the laws are also international. This means that a country, like Italy, can be fined for fighting against climate change by advocating alternative energy.

One company, Rockhopper, is suing the Italian government for $325m. Italy’s ban on offshore oil drilling close to the coastline, the company says, is hurting their profits.

These companies, which are major contributors to the climate crisis, are not trying to fix the problem. Instead they are looking for more money directly from governments.

The countries involved are convinced that an international tribunal will form an objective opinion.”