English Expressions using IN and INTO



In today’s episode we learn about some commonly used expressions using prepositions IN and INTO. By the way, ‘He is not that into you’ is the title of a popular romcom (romantic comedy). Hope you enjoy today’s episode :)


Hola amigos, you are listening to the English Made Simple show, this is episode number #99
Numero noventa y nueve.

Wow, 99 – can you believe it, oh my goodness!

Alrighty guys, hello there amigos, welcome to the English Made Simple show my name is Milena from www.englishmadesimple.net, www.englishmadesimple.net.

Welcome to the short and sweet segment of the show, where I teach you some common phrases, some common idioms or phrasal verbs even used on a daily basis by myself as well as the native speakers, the native English speakers. The phrases will help you sound more natural when you speak English.

I try to relate these phrases, the expressions that we are going to learn today, I try to relate them to the content we learnt from previous episodes so that it is more relevant to you. And it will help you learn quicker!

I also try to explain these phrases in plain English so they stick, and it’s easy to remember.

In plain English? What do you mean by that Milena?


Your first expression for today is: in plain English. When something is in plain English, it is delivered or explained in a clear and simple language. So without any complex words.

For example, let me give you an example: Most technical books are written in complex and technical language, I wish they were written in plain English. Something that an average Joe could understand. You know what I mean?

We spell Plain as in P L A I N. Pronounced PLEIN. Ok? Same as the plane!

You know guys, about 20 years ago I was learning English, and I was once in the same boat as you are in now.

Hmm, true that!

And that’s your next expression now!

To be in the same boat is to experience the same problems, to be in the same situation.

Boat in Spanish is like.. Bote, a small boat, to be in the same boat.

So yeah, I was once in the same boat as you… I can sympathise with you.

And, now we have something in common, English is our second language. That’s what we have in common. English as a second language.

Another expression here, in common – to have something in common means to share something together, we could be sharing an experience, a character trait for example, language, an interest – anything that we have of the same, we have in common.

I like ice-cream, you like ice-cream – great, that’s what we have in common. We both like the same thing, we both like ice-cream, that’s what we have in common.

Cool, easy peasy!

What I am sharing with you today is just a handful of expressions that exist with preposition IN.

In fact, there are a hundred more, let’s just not go there. There are too many out there. But I wanted to share the ones you might not have heard of before.

So in today’s episode, I am only sharing the ones that I use on a daily basis and that you probably haven’t heard of before. ok?

Now let’s carry on.

So the other day I bumped into my friend, I haven’t seen her in ages!

A-ha! I used 2 phrases here amigos, one with the preposition INTO and the other one with preposition IN.

Bumped into. I bumped into an old friend of mine.

Bump into is a phrasal verb and To bump into somebody means: to meet someone you know when you have not planned to meet them, you basically meet them by accident.

I bumped into an old friend the other day, I haven’t seen her in ages.

In ages is another way to indicate a timeframe – similar to in a long time. Like, I haven’t seen my friend in a long time.

I haven’t seen her in ages.

What you need to bear in mind is that IN AGES expression is more of a slang, so you shouldn’t use it in your exams. That’s my advice for you, for you who are about to take English exams. Try not to use them in your exams, ok?

I haven’t seen my friend in donkey’s years. In ages.

Alrighty, easy peasy lemon squeezy.

I’ll start with a question!

Has anyone seen that movie called, He Is Not That Into You?

This expression to be into someone or to be into something – means that you are very interested in that person or that something. A something could be, I am interested in computers.

You could say, I am into computers at the moment. I am interested in computers, I am into computers.

I am into basketball, or I am into drums. I am into guitars.
I am into Justin Bieber haha

Are you into English made simple? You better be! haha

Right, I hope that makes sense. And now we are approaching the end of the show. I hope this was helpful to you guys.

So what’s in the pipeline for English Made Simple? What’s in store for English Made Simple?

What’s happening in the next episode? Episode # 100.

That will be a special episode. It will be a special show. It will be a tremendous show.

You will learn more about me, your host but you will also learn some new vocabulary. So make sure you tune in to the next episode.

If you’ve found today’s show helpful, please share it with your friends, because sharing is caring.

So it’s been a pleasure as always amigos. You’ve been jamming with Milena, until next time, hasta la proxima!

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