Using make. Learn English vocabulary

This post talks about using make. There are lots of expressions that we use to show things we can make. Here are some of the most common ones.  Can you make time to make some notes on these?

Make dinner/breakfast/lunch/tea/coffee = prepare a meal or a hot drink

‘Are you hungry? Shall we make dinner now?’


Make arrangements (often with for or to) = to plan something

‘Tom and Tina are making arrangements for their wedding. They’re getting married next June.’

Make a decision = to choose

‘We need to make a decision about opening the new office. London or New York?’

Make progress = to improve or get better

‘How much progress have you made learning English?’

Make a profit = to earn more money than you need to pay taxes etc

‘I started my company six months ago and now I’m starting to make a profit.’


Make someone redundant = make someone lose their job

‘The company didn’t make a profit this year and I think they will have to make some of the staff redundant.’


Make a deal = a business agreement between two or more people/companies

‘If we can’t make a deal with our competitors we might have to close down the factory.’


Make a mistake = do something wrong

‘Oh no, I’ve made a mistake in the report. I’ll have to change it before I give to the manager.’


Make friends

‘I know you’re nervous starting a new school but I’m sure you will make friends easily.’


Make a phone call

‘I need to make a quick phone call then I’m going to lunch.’


Make trouble = make things difficult for other people

‘Jack is always making trouble in the office. He is the most unpopular person in the company.’


Make an effort = try hard at something

‘You need to make an effort if you want to pass your exams.’


Make money = earn money

‘Is it possible to make money on Youtube?’

Make an impression = to be noticed/admired

‘He was such a nice person. He made quite an impression on me.’

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