MAKE! English Idioms using ‘MAKE’

We use the word ‘make’ in its different forms VERY often and it is very confusing. I hope this video lesson and the notes below will help you to understand.


Make a killing. This has nothing to do with violence! It means to make some money fast!

Make your mouth water: when you see food that looks delicious, it majkes your mouth water.

Make your blood boil: when something or someone has made you very angry you say that it ‘made my blood boil’.


Make up you mind: to make a decision. When someone is very undecided we say ‘make up your mind’


Make eyes at: this is a mild sort of flirting! It’s like eyes meeting across a crowded room. If you like someone you may ‘make eyes at them’


Made my day: when something happens that makes you really happy. If you see a friend that you haven’t seen for a long time. If your boss praises you or gives you a rise. If you bump into a celebrity. It ‘makes your day’.


Makeup: makeup can be a noun. It is a collective noun for beauty products like mascara and lipstick. ‘I put on my makeup every morning.’

Make-up: when two people have quarrelled they can ‘make-up’ and become friends again.


Make from scratch: when you make something from basic materials. For example ‘ I made a cake from scratch’ means I used flour and eggs and butter. I didn’t use a cake mix.


Make the bed: it is what you do every morning. It means to straighten the bedclothes.


Make a call: to hone someone


Make it in time : to get somewhere in time. Eg. ‘I hope I get to the airport in time ‘ can be said like this: ‘ I hope I make it to the airport in time.’


Makeover: this usually applies to females. It’s similar to a car having a service! It refers to having a giving our makeup and hair, and sometimes our clothes, a completely new (and hopefully better) look!

There are more but these are the most common.


Present. Past. Future

I am making. I made. I am going to make /I will make

You are making You made. You are going to make/ You will make

He/she/it is making. He made. He/She/It is going to make

We are making. We made. We are going to make.

They are making. They made. They are going to make.

Possessive Pronouns. BREAKFAST ENGLISH

My things, animals and people. They are MINE.

These are my books. They are MINE.

Your possessions. The things that belong to you are YOURS

These are your pens. They are YOURS

The things that belong to her are HERS

Those cats belong to her. They are HERS

The things that belong to him are HIS

He collects classic cars. They are HIS cars

The things that belong to ‘it’ are ITS

The flower has lots of petals. They are ITS petals.

The things that belong to us are OURS

We have four children . They are OURS.

Now the lesson:


Using ‘This’ and ‘That’


This is singular These is plural.

These and this are used to talk about things which are near in place or time.


“Is this your book?”

“Are these your shoes?”

“Do you like this music?”

Or when making a phone call:

“Hello, this is Judi.”


That is singular. Those is plural

That and those are used to talk about things which are not near to us or happened I; the past.

For example:

“Is that your house over there?”

“Did you see that film last night?’

“Who told you that?”

Or when making a phone call you could say, “Is that Michael?”

“Are those your shoes under the chair?”

“I like those flowers in that garden.”


Asking a Question. Lesson One. Present Tense.

Easy ways to ask a Question in English

Every sentence needs a question Word, a link verb and a subject.

Question Words:

Which? Where? What? When? Why? Who? How?


Question Words: Which. What. Who. Where.

Link verbs (auxiliary verbs): is. do. does.


You. He. She. It. Their. Our.

Which is (your, his, her, their, our, the) hotel?

Which is (your, his, her, their, our, ) car?

Which do (you) think is best?

Which Wine (do) you recommend?

What is ( your, his, her, their, our) plan today?

What is (your, his, her, their) name?

What is (the) time?

What is (the weather) like?

What is the dish of the day?

What is the price?

What do (you, they) do at the weekend?

What time do (you, they) get up?

What cakes do (you, they). like best?

What does (he, she, Luigi, Sam) think about the holiday?

What does (he, she, John) like to drink?

Who is that girl?

Who is the winner?

Who is the best swimmer?

Who drank my beer?

Who took my coat?

Where do (you, they,) live?

Where do (you, they ) work?

Where do (you, they) like to eat?

Where does (he, she,) live?

Where does (he, she) work?

How do (you , they,) like the hotel?

How do (I, we) get to the Hotel?

How do (I , We) pay for the Hotel?

The vowel ‘a’.

The English language has five vowels.

a. e. i. o. u

Each vowel has two sounds. A short and a long.

When a word has a cvc pattern. (Consonant Vowel Consonant the vowel ‘a’ has a short sound.

When the letter ‘e’ is added to the end o& a word it changes the short form to a long form of the vowel.

This lesson if for beginners both adults and children. Click on the link below for this lesson.

The vowel ‘a’.