The tiny word IN can cause all sorts of headaches for English students. In these lessons, I hope to give you an insight into what it actually means in the many different ways that we use it on a daily basis.

An Introduction to IN

In this introductory lesson, I will introduce you to the idea of what the simple word IN actually describes and how we use it on a daily basis.

Describing Places with IN

What does it mean when you say 'I am in the kitchen'?

We use IN as a preposition to help describe locations and places that totally surround us on all sides. Watch this video for more details.

Describing Situations with IN

We can also use IN to describe situations or events rather than just physical locations, such as being ready for something or organised and prepared, as well as situations that are similar to other people.

States of Being

What does it mean if we say that something or someone is 'In Demand, In Favour or In Luck'?

There are many ways to describe a state of being for people or objects such as a car or a house, and we need to use IN to create them. In this lesson, I will also introduce you to some opposite states as well.

Describing Your Emotions

You can be IN love, you can look at something In wonder, or you can view something in horror.

All of these different ways to describe your emotions are commonly used phrases. In fact, most emotional states can be described using IN.

This lesson will look at some ways you can describe how you are feeling.

Conjunctions with IN

Conjunctions, or linking words, are probably more important when you are writing, but we do use lots of them when we speak as well. If you are preparing for your IELTS, then this lesson will be beneficial for you, in particular for your essay and writing test.

Time Expressions

IN is a very important preposition of time and in this lesson, I will try to teach you some very useful expressions that describe time using IN.

How We Do Things with IN

There are many useful expressions that you can use to describe how an action or activity was carried out. Lots of these expressions use IN to create them. In this lesson, you will learn how to describe the way actions or events were carried out.