English Word Skills Exercises for A1 – do, make, have, take, bring

1. Complete the table. Use the words below.

an argument      a bed      the bus      the cleaning      a conversation

a drink      friends      the hoovering      housework

nothing / something      a shower      somebody’s advice

do

have

1 _______

2 _______

3 _______

4 _______

5 _______

6 _______

7 _______

8 _______

make

take

9 _______

10 _______

11 _______

12 _______

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do1 the cleaning    2 the hoovering   3 housework   4 nothing / something

have5 an argument   6 a conversation   7 a drink   8 a shower

make9 a bed   10 friends take    11 the bus    12 somebody’s advice

2. Complete the dialogues. Use the correct form of do, make, have and take.

1

Elvina  How are you, Jed?

Jed       Not very well. I’ve got a bad headache.

Elvina  Lie down. 1 _______ a rest. 2 _______ a drink of water and 3 _______ some painkillers.

Jed      I’ve done those things. I’m going to 4 _______ an appointment to see the doctor.

Elvina Do you want to borrow phone to 5 _______ the phone call?

Jed      Yes, please. And can you 6 _______ me another favour? Can you give me a lift to the doctor’s?

Elvina Sure. No problem

2

Amelia  Shall we 7 _______ a game of cards?

Alfie      No, sorry. I haven’t got time. I have to 8 _______ the washing up. Then I have to 9 _______ the rubbish out and 10 _______ homework. That will 11 _______ ages!

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1 Have 2 Have   3 take   4 make   5 make   6 do

7 have   8 do   9 take   10 do   11 take

3. Complete the sentences with the words below.

your best      breakfast      dinner      the exam      mistakes      a photo

the shopping

1 What time did you have ____________ this morning?

2 When you take ____________, don’t worry if you make ________ Just do ____________

3 I took ____________ of the beautiful sunset.

4 Mum’s doing ____________ at the supermarket.

5 Dad’s in the kitchen. He’s making ____________ for us.

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1 breakfast   2 the exam, mistakes, your best   3 a photo

4 the shopping   5 dinner

4. Complete the rules. Use away from and towards.

1 We use bring when the direction of travel is ____________ the speaker: Please bring me a glass of water.

2 We use take when the direction of travel is ____________ the speaker: Don’t forget to take your homework to school.

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1 towards   2 away from

5. Circle the correct verbs to complete the sentences.

1 Don’t forget to bringtake your passport when you go to the airport.

2 I’m hungry. Can you bringtake me a sandwich?

3 Can I bringtake a friend to your party?

4 Please bringtake this letter to the post office for me.

5 BringTake an umbrella when you go out.

6 BringTake your holiday photos to show me.

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1 take   2 bring   3 bring   4 take   5 Take   6 Bring

6. Choose the correct answers.

1 Can I borrow your mobile? I need to _____________ a phone call.

a do               b have

    c make          d take

2 Tom and Kiera stop talking to each other every time they _____________ an argument.

a do               b have

   c  make          d take

3 Can you _____________ the rubbish out later, please?

a do                have

    c make           take

4 You don’t have to win the race; just _____________ your best.

a do               b have

     c make          d take

5 It’s too far to walk; let’s _____________ the bus.

a do               b have

    c make          d take

6 I always _____________ bed before I go to school.

     a   do               b   have

     c   make          d   take

I’m going to _____________ a party on birthday.

a do                have

     c make           take

We stopped on the way home to _____________ some shopping.

a do               b have

 c  make          d take

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123 d  4567 b  8 a