Do can be an auxiliary or a main verb.
- Auxiliary verb - Do you live here?
- Main verb - What are you doing now?
As a main verb do means "general activity."
- What are you doing this weekend?
- We need to do something about this problem.
- Never do it again!
- What can I do to help you?
Do is also used for talking about work.
- What do you do (= What is your job?)
- I have to do my homework.
- He didn't do any work yesterday.
Make can only be a main verb. The meaning is "creating or constructing something".
- These toys were made in China.
- I made a card for my Grandma.
- Who made this costume for you?
- Sam, you need to make your bed before breakfast. Do it now!
Remember the following expressions with make and do. Note that make is used more often than do.
|make a bed||do well|
|make friends||do badly|
|make a mistake||do good|
|make noise||do harm|
|make money||do somebody a favor|
|make an excuse||do business|
|make an exception||do homework|
|make love||do an exercise|
|make a choice||do nothing|
|make an effort|
|make an attempt|
|make a change|
|make a complaint|
|make a decision|