Errores Comunes en Inglés: Se confunden "make an exam" y "take an exam"


Hey this is Joel from In this lesson, I’m going to talk about the difference between “to make an exam” and “to take an exam.”

Now this is something that a lot of English students get confused about. A lot of the time they make mistakes with this and they say, “make an exam” when they mean “take an exam.”

So, what’s the difference? “To make an exam” is “to create an exam.” So, a teacher makes an exam and the students take the exam. Okay, you can also say, “take a test” or “make a test.” Test, exam... they’re the same thing.

So, some example sentences:

“We have to take a really hard test tomorrow.”

“I don’t like taking exams on the weekend.”

“In order to become a doctor, you have to take a lot of exams.”

Okay, so just remember, “to make an exam” is “to create an exam.” “To take an exam” is to answer the questions in the exam. It’s what the students do.

Alright, well I hope that this was helpful for you. Don’t forget to go to for more lessons, my mp3 conversational course for download, and native English speakers who you can practice your English with and get corrections.

Thanks for watching.


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