Learn English Vocabulary

Jack Radford

Learn English Vocabulary is a short format podcast that teaches English vocabulary! To read the transcript and complete interactive activities, visit www.learnenglishvocabulary.co.uk

All Episodes

In the podcast, Jack talks about the Atlas V rocket launch and describes B2 vocabulary related to space and satellites.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 30

15 min 16 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about the vocabulary and meaning of the lyrics of the One Direction song Long Way Down.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 22

14 min 18 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about a scene from the film Dead Poets society and lots of B1 / B2 language. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 18

27 min 10 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about language you can use to describe personality related to the trait of openness to experience.You can read the transcript on the podcast page on the Learn English Vocabulary website.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 14

13 min 56 sec

In this podcast, Jack describes 8 words you can use to talk about the physical world and you have to try to work out what the words are. Read the transcript on Learn English Vocabulary > A2 > The Physical World QuizSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 7

11 min 7 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about language you can use to describe personality that's related to the trait of agreeableness. You can read the transcript on the podcast page on the Learn English Vocabulary website. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 3

11 min 37 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about language you can use in Part 1 and 2 of the speaking part of an IELTS test. In these sections, you often have to describe yourself or other people so this is the first of five podcasts on advanced language for describing people. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Sep 1

9 min 7 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about the lyrics to the Elton John song Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. He looks at the interesting vocabulary and tries to interpret the meaning.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Aug 18

16 min 9 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about the lyrics of the song Cancer by My Chemical Romance and tries to describe the vocabulary and interpret the meaning.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

May 19

15 min 17 sec

In this episode, Jack talks about the past simple and focuses on the pronunciation of -ed endings. This podcast was requested by a listener so has more of a grammar focus than normal.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

May 17

1 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about different movements in art from the renaissance to contemporary art. This is an advanced vocabulary podcast and was written following a request from a listener. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

May 12

20 min 5 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about some common phrasal verbs and a couple of useful idioms.  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Apr 14

14 min 20 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about the language used by MotoGP commentator Nick Harris.You can read the transcript for the podcast on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 Upper Intermediate - MotoGP and Nick HarrisSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Mar 3

13 min 35 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about collocations and vocabulary related to the verbs read, write, paint and draw.Read the transcript for this podcast on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 Intermediate - Creative collocationsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 25

12 min 3 sec

In this episode of the Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack looks at some language connected to this evening's NASA mission to Mars.You can read the transcript and join in the community at Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - Mars Perseverance RoverSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 18

12 min 27 sec

In this episode, Jack looks at the vocabulary in the last three verses of the song The Rocky Road to Dublin.You can read the transcript and join in the discussion on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 Advanced - The Rocky Road to Dublin - Part 2Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 17

13 min 21 sec

In this episode, Jack talks about the interesting vocabulary from the first verses and chorus of the song The Rocky Road to Dublin. You can read the transcript of the podcast on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - Song Lyrics - The Rocky Road to Dublin - Part 1Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 16

15 min 1 sec

In this episode of the Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the hardest journey he has ever made. The language focus is question forms and discourse markers.You can read the transcript of the podcast on Learn English Vocabulary - A2 - The hardest journeySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 9

15 min 1 sec

In this podcast, Jack talks about the legend of King Arthur. You can read the transcript of the podcast on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - The Legend of King ArthurSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 4

13 min

In this podcast, Jack talks about the lyrics of the song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and tries to describe the vocabulary and interpret the meaning. You can read the transcript of the podcast on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - Song Lyrics - Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Feb 2

20 min 24 sec

In this episode, Jack talks about the questions you can ask when you are getting to know someone. The podcast focuses on the uncontroversial topics of eating out and going to the cinema.To read the transcript and join the speaking club, visit the page for this podcast on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 - Asking questions - Eating out and the cinema Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jan 26

15 min 14 sec

In this episode, Jack talks about the lyrics of the song Streets of London by Ralph McTell and discusses the vocabulary.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - Song Lyrics - Ralph McTell - Streets of LondonSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jan 22

16 min 21 sec

In this episode of the Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about a trip to the Natural History Museum in London.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 - The Natural History MuseumSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jan 19

10 min 14 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the meaning and lyrics to the 5 Seconds of Summer song Ghost of you.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - A2 - Song lyrics - 5 Seconds of Summer - Ghost of youSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jan 12

12 min 30 sec

In this episode, Jack talks about the TV show Supernatural and some vocabulary from the show and then there's a quiz of supernatural monsters.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - SupernaturalSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Jan 5

20 min 47 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack asks and answers five questions about different jobs to explore the idea of the perfect job.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - A perfect jobSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Dec 2020

19 min 26 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about nine phrasal verbs related to work. You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - A2 - Phrasal verbs for workSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Dec 2020

12 min 43 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks advanced vocabulary from an article in The Guardian about the new Covid-19 vaccine. You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - A Covid-19 vaccineSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Dec 2020

13 min 27 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about five people that he admires. The vocabulary focus is positive adjectives to describe a person's character. You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - A person you admireSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Dec 2020

12 min 34 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the ten most popular pets in the UK.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - The most popular pets in the UKSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Dec 2020

14 min 58 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack explains some vocabulary and then tells a joke. Hopefully, if you understand the vocabulary you will get the joke. You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - A joke - The deaf bookkeeperSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Dec 2020

8 min 45 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the meaning and lyrics to the One Direction song History.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 - Song lyrics - One Direction - HistorySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

14 min 18 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about ten adjectives that can be used to describe negative personality traits.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - Negative personality traitsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

15 min 50 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the meaning and lyrics to the Shawn Mendes song Stitches.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 - Song lyrics - StitchesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

15 min 46 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack tests your knowledge of 6 weather adjectives and them presents some more vocabulary you can use to talk about the weather. You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary -  A2 - Weather quizSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

6 min 52 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack focuses on some C2 Advanced vocabulary from a news story about a Covid vaccine. Read the transcript and find more C2 Learn English Vocabulary podcasts on Learn English Vocabulary - C2 - A news story - A Covid Vaccine.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

14 min 8 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the meaning and lyrics to the Ed Sheeran song Castle on the hill.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - Song lyrics - Ed Sheeran - Castle on the hillSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

18 min 31 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about vocabulary related to the US election and voting. You can read the transcript, complete an interactive language activity to test your understanding and practise using the language and complete a task in the comments section on Learn English Vocabulary.co.uk > B2 - US election vocabulary.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

9 min 52 sec

In this episode of Learn English Vocabulary, Jack talks about a trip to the zoo and focuses on the use of discourse markers to stow the order or sequence of actions.You can read the transcript, complete an interactive language activity to test your understanding and practise using the language and complete a task in the comments section on Learn English Vocabulary.co.uk > B1: At the zoo.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Nov 2020

11 min 48 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about 12 A2 pre-intermediate phrasal verbs you can use to talk about your morning routine. You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary -  A2 - Phrasal verbs - Morning routineSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

12 min 15 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the lyrics to Lee Ann Womack song I hope you dance.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - Song lyrics - Lee Ann Womack - I hope you danceSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

15 min 46 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about eight phrasal verbs related to socialising.You can read the transcript, test yourself with an activity and complete a task in the comments on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - Phrasal verbs for socialisingSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

10 min 6 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about ten verbs you can use to talk about money.You can read the transcript, test yourself with an activity and complete a task in the comments on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 - Talking about moneySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

9 min 47 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about adjectives you can use to describe a person's appearance. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

10 min 16 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the advanced vocabulary from a scene from the James Bond film Skyfall.You can read the transcript, test yoruself with an activity and complete a task in the comments on Learn English Vocabulary - C1 - A scene from a film - Skyfall - A tale of two ratsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

10 min 47 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about the lyrics to The Beatles song Let it be.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B2 - Song lyrics - Let it beSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

11 min 3 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks the town where he lives in England and about lots of vocabulary you can use to talk about where you live.You can read the transcript, test yourself with an activity and practise using some of the language in the comments on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 - The town where I liveSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

11 min 19 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about things he loves and lots of verbs you can use to say what you love.You can read the transcript, test yourself with an activity and practise using some of the language in the comments on Learn English Vocabulary - A2 - What do you love?Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

11 min 12 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about different ways you can use the words learn and forget.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - B1 - Learn and forgetSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

10 min 19 sec

In this Learn English Vocabulary podcast, Jack talks about different language you can use to talk about fear and say what you area scared of.You can read the transcript and leave a comment on Learn English Vocabulary - A2 - What are you afraid of?Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/EnglishVocab)Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-english-vocabulary/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Oct 2020

14 min