About Just Vocabulary

Just Vocabulary is an English vocabulary audio podcast that introduces words from the GRE, SAT and TOEFL lists. The podcast has been going strong since 2005, which is more than most podcasts can claim!

Just Vocabulary introduces two words per episode and explains them in detail including antonyms, synonyms and example sentences. There are literally hundreds of episodes to choose from, providing listeners with hours and hours of content and hundreds of vocabulary terms. It's really quite impressive. :)

Of course, it's free to subscribe and there is also a newsletter, study quizzes/games and a map of where listeners tune in from. Also available for a nominal price are very useful study guides for iPod.

These audio lessons aren't just for people learning English! With words like quixotic, immure, abstemious and surreptitious, these lessons are incredibly useful for native English speakers preparing for SATs, GREs, college level English courses or just interested in expanding their vocabulary.

From JustVocabulary.com

Welcome to Just Vocabulary's new website. We added lots of great stuff, like the Just Vocabulary Map, our new iPod Study Tools, a new game "the quiz" and much more. If you are new to the Just Vocabulary podcast, read more about the show here

About Just Vocabulary

Coming to you from Cape Town, South Africa! Just Vocabulary is an online audio-show/podcast, that introduces 2 words per show. It's aimed at ESL (English as second language) students. It's free, it's short, it's portable and it's on demand. No matter where you are, you can improve your English on the go! Educate yourself and subscribe for free!

The Host

Jan Folmer (1979) is the host of the Just Vocabulary podcast. He lived most of his life in The Netherlands and he moved to Cape Town in South Africa end 2004. English is his second language, which is why he understands the need to improve your vocabulary beyond your basic high school vocabulary. If you have any comments or suggestions, e-mail Jan

Show Format

The duration of each episode is about 5 minutes. During each episode, we introduce 2 English words. First, we give 3 to 5 example sentences, followed by the explanation of the meaning of the word. Synonyms and Antonyms are given for most of the words, and if it useful we give you the history of the word. At the end of the show we always review 1 word from previous episodes.

Most of the words are from the GRE word list which makes Just Vocabulary ideal for study purposes.

Test yourself!

Just Vocabulary wants your to be successfull on the SAT, TOEFL or GRE. Prepare yourself with the online quiz.

Frequently asked questions

Here you find all our Frequently Asked Questions, structured per topic. The questions are ordered per particular topic. If your question is not answered below, email your question and we'll answer it within 24 HRS.


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Study Tools

We are really chuffed about the Study Tools that we developed to make your learning even more effective, and a lot more fun.

Use our flash cards on your iPod wherever you go to test your vocabulary!

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