Perfect English Podcast Episode 20 - Vocabulary: Make

In this episode from Perfect English Podcast, you will learn about the different uses of the verb to make. So you can make a lot of things other than make a decision and listen to this episode. You can also check your understanding after you listen by taking the short quiz.

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I’m too tired to go out tonight. Let’s make a/an ______ and stay at home.

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Caroline is very good at making ______. She knows a lot of people.

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Michael is really making a/an ______ with his math this term.

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Amelia had to make _____ between her career and her family.

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Holly is making ______ with all her schoolwork.

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She made a useful _______ to the discussion.

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I’ve got to make some ______ before dinner.

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The school can make ______ for pupils with special needs.

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Would anyone like to make any ______ on the talk?

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They've made a/an ______ in our bill. I will talk to the manager about it.

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Welcome to a new episode from perfect English podcast. Today we will be talking about some useful vocabulary. And to be specific, we will talk about one verb, which we can use for a lot of different things and this verb is make. What can we make with this make, we can make a lot of things. Let’s get to know some of the things we can use with make. We can make arrangements. Like when we say the school can make arrangements for students with special needs. And if you are new manager, you can plan to make some changes in your company. And what if you have a difficult situation and you have to make a choice. Sometimes you have to make a choice between your career and your family. You have to choose one. It’s difficult you have have to make a choice. And sometimes you listen to a talk. And after the talk, he would love to make some comments. Somebody can ask you, Would anyone like to make any comments? And you raise your hand, you say, Yes, I would like to make some comments. So we can make comments as well. And if it is a discussion, you don’t have to make only comments, you can make a useful contribution to the discussion. So you can also make a contribution to something. Sometimes a decision is needed. And it is up to you to make this decision. And you have to make it you have to be decisive. So you can also make decisions. What else can we make, we can make an effort. Like when we say Michael is really making an effort with his math this term, he’s getting better. He’s making an effort. We can also make an excuse. We can say I’m too tired to go out tonight. Let’s make an excuse and stay at home and when you go to new places, when you You move to another town or another city, the first thing you want to do is probably making friends. So you can also make friends. And sometimes your house needs a little work. So maybe you repainted the room, and you can say, repainting the room has really made an improvement. And there’s another thing we can make. But of course, we wish we wouldn’t make those all the time. And that is make a mistake. We all make mistakes. We just have to learn from them. Right? And what else can we make with make, we can make a phone call, you can say I’ve got to make some phone calls before dinner. And finally, we can make progress. Like what you’re doing right here. You’re making progress with your English. So now let’s remember quickly the things we can use with the verb make. We can make arrangements for something. We can make a change or changes. We can make a choice. We can make a comment or comments. We can make a contribution to something. We can make a decision. We can make an effort. We can make an excuse. We can make friends. We can make an improvement. We can make a mistake, we can make a phone call. And finally we can make progress. I hope you have learned a lot today and I’m pretty sure that your English is a step closer to perfect English. This was your host Danny. Don’t forget to subscribe. I’ll see you next time.

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