• The distinction between these two verbs is difficult for ESL students because many of their languages have only one verb to express the meaning. In English, the idiomatic expressions need to be memorized by foreign students who haven't acquired the language naturally. There is no clear rule or mnemonic device to help students remember.
    To make:To do:
    Make a beddo one's homework
    Make a mistakedo a good job
    Make dinnerdo one's best
    Make an appointmentdo the dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc.
    Make a dealdo one's hair (get a hairdo, cut, style, etc.)
    Make a left, right (to turn a vehicle) 
    Make an announcement