2-16. You make me smile


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • You make me take care of you.
  • She makes me feel happy.
  • I made them read this book.
  • She made me realize it.
  • Make me understand.
  • Don’t make me kick you.
  • I can make this plan work.
  • We can make a miracle happen.
  • Did you make her steal the diamond?
  • Did he make you feel lonely?
  • Make him do it.
  • Make her study.
  • Make me believe you.
  • Make them come to my party.
  • I made him follow me.


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
realize (v) to understand or become aware of (something)
e.g. You made me realize that I needed help. 
miracle (n) a very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement
e.g. If you can make that goal, it would be a miracle
cry (v) to produce tears from your eyes often while making loud sounds because of pain, sorrow, or other strong emotions
e.g. You made me cry because you were rude. 
convince (v) to cause (someone) to believe that something is true
e.g. We made him convince her to come along. 
crisis (n) a difficult or dangerous situation that needs serious attention
e.g. You made this a crisis
polite (adj) having or showing good manners or respect for other people
e.g. Can you make him be polite to people? 

politics (n) activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government
e.g. Try to make him understand politics
evaluate (v) to judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way
e.g. I made him evaluate the situation before he made a decision. 
react (v) to behave or change in a particular way when something happens, is said, etc.
e.g. How do I make him react to the news? 
on the books (idiom) part of the set of official laws
e.g. It’s an outdated law that’s still on the books.


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. study / make / her / .
    2. speak / her / made / I / English / .
    3. make / cry / her / don’t / .
    4. don’t / back / her / come / make / .
    5. again / did / you / smile / make / she / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She made I give her up.
    2. We made him convinced Kate.
    3. Don’t make him go school.
    4. Did you make Janice standing outside?
    5. Did he make your stay there?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Has anyone ever made you do something? (Use “made me”) 
    2. Have you ever made someone laugh? Tell the story. 
    3. What makes you feel happy? (Use “makes me”) 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Polite company: “It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?
    3. In a crisis: Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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