In/at/on (place) – Part 1


in a building
in a room
in a box 
in a town/city
in a country
in a garden

• Is there anything in the box / in the bottle / in the envelope.
• What have you got in your hand / in your mouth?
• We went to Spain, and spent a week in Madrid, (NOT “at Madrid”)
• Heidi’s grandfather lives in a cottage in the mountains.
• Some girls were swimming in the pool / in the ocean / in the river.


at the door
at the window
at the bus stop
at the train station
 at the top / bottom of the page

at the end of the street /path /road…

• Who is that man standing at the train station / at the door / at the window?
• Turn right at the stop sign / at the shopping mall / at the roundabout.
• Write the tile at the top of the page.
• Write the page number at the bottom of the page.
• My house is the green one at the end of the street.
• When you leave the hotel, please leave your key at reception.


on the ceiling
on the wall
on the floor
on the door
on the table 
      …   on her nose
on his head
on a page
on an island
on the bottle

• We sat on the floor / on the ground / on the grass / on the table / on the embankment.
• There’s a red spot on the door / on the ceiling / on your cheek / on your shirt.
• Have you seen the notice on the blackboard / on the wall / on the door?
• The cinema guide is on page fifteen.
• There’s a lable on the bottle.
• We were stuck on the island / on the roof.


Compare in and at
• There were many people in the cinema, it was really crowded.
•  Go down this road and turn left at the cinema.


 Compare in and on
  • There is still plenty of milk in the bottle
  •  There is a label on the bottle.

Compare at and on
  • I think I heard somebody at the door.
  •  There is a sign on the door. It says “No entry”.