美国之音(以下称VOA)的英语节目,按播音速度可分为两种:Standard English (标准英语)和 Special English(特别英语)。

Special English 又叫“慢速英语”,是VOA 专为全世界非英语国家初学英语的听众安排的一种简易、规范的英语广播节目。该节目创始于50年代末期,是VOA 的专家们研究如何与世界各地的英语学习者进行交际的产物。它正式开播于1959年10月。当时只面向欧洲和中东,但由于这个节目适合许多国家英语学习者的需要,所以它的广播对象不久就扩大到世界其他地区,并很快在全世界范围内产生了广泛的影响。现在这个节目对欧洲、非洲和拉丁美洲每晚广播一次,对加勒比地区每晚广播一次(星期天除外),对东南亚广播次数最多,每天上午两次,晚上三次。

American Mosaic(美国万花筒) American Mosaic是一个radio magazine(广播杂志)节目。该节目题材广泛、内容丰,展示着美国社会文化生活中比较轻松愉快的生活画面;听众收听该节目就如同在阅读一本图文并茂的杂志。它每次有三到五个小节目,涉及音乐、图书、技术和教育等方面的内容。我们既可以从中欣赏到著名歌唱的优秀歌曲,对美国音乐有所了解,又可以获取一些生动有趣的现代美国社会生活知识,随着播音员那亲切悦耳的声音步入美国风景如画的大好河山;同时还能听到世界各地的听众提出的有关英语语方文学等方面的问题和电台的解答。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:17岁少年发布蓝调摇滚专辑2017-04-18
Ally Venable is a 17-year-old blues musician from East Texas. But local music lovers says she sings and plays guitar like shes been doing it for many years.The teenager writes her own songs, as well.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:音乐表演无处不在2017-04-18
Enjoying a musical performance no longer requires a costly ticket or a trip to a theater. These days, musicians are performing in private homes, at hair cutting shops, at airports…even on ferryboats.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:非洲电影《卡推女王》讲述国际象棋故事2017-04-18
The new movie Queen of Katwe tells the story of real-life Phiona Mutesi. A poor girl from a slum in Uganda, Mutesi learned the game of chess and became a champion.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:俄罗斯文化根植于旧金山2017-04-18
Some people call San Francisco the Paris of the West, but the city has many Russian connections.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:维吉尼亚书店找到成功的秘诀2017-04-18
A large bookstore in a small U.S. town has succeeded for many years by giving people a chance to buy a lot of books for a low price.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:国家广场非裔美国人博物馆开幕2017-04-18
What began years ago as legislation under then-President George W. Bush will soon be the newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The African American History and Culture Museum opens September 24.
VOA慢速英语:奥巴马夫人在白宫为学生诗人颁奖2017-04-18
First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama started a program to support the arts and poetry. The goal is to keep the arts in schools around the country.
VOA慢速英语:泰国辣酱调味汁风靡美国2017-04-18
Thais are not happy that a popular hot sauce in America has the name Sriracha but no connection to Thailand. Learn the story behind the popular sauce. And learn some food vocabulary that will help you to describe your favorite dishes.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:12岁天才入读美国纽约州康奈尔大学2017-04-18
Two 12-year-old boys are among the growing number of children studying at North American universities and colleges.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国橄榄球NFL新赛季9月8日开幕2017-04-18
One of the biggest sports in the United States begins its season this week. The National Football League opens with one game on Thursday night, followed by more games on Sunday and Monday. Two favorite players will not be taking part.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:缅怀美国著名演员吉恩·怀尔德2017-04-18
Gene Wilder started his acting career on the stage. However, millions of people knew him from his work in film. His movies with director Mel Brooks were especially famous. Wilder died this week at the age of 83.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:非洲电影:艺术与政治2017-04-18
Senses of Time is a video and film show that explores how people experience time. The exhibit can be seen at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Rachel Rymont, an artist, liked how the exhibit was political, but did not try to teach about po
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:纽约棒球项目改善贫困孩子们的生活2017-04-18
An East Harlem community around East 101st Street has a baseball program celebrating its 25th anniversary. The program is helping inner-city students succeed.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:奥巴马总统发布夏季音乐播放列表2017-04-18
President Barack Obama is on his summer vacation in Massachusetts. He released his 2016 summer music playlist recently.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:怪诞艺术节在华盛顿开幕2017-04-18
Fringe Festivals are festivals that bring attention to performance art that is not normally found in museums or major theaters. The first Fringe Festival was held in Scotland and now there are festivals in cities all over the world. The Capital Fringe Fes
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:了解硅谷音乐产业2017-04-18
Through a series of workshops and online classes, the non-profit Real Industry connects tech students, recent graduates and professionals with mentors in the music and entertainment industries. More than 6000 people around the world have taken part in the
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国女子篮球队:剑指冠军2017-04-18
The US Womens basketball team has not only won five gold medals in a row in women’s basketball. They also have not lost a single game since the 1992 Olympics. But the players are preparing as usual. We are pushing each other, says one.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:低油价再次引发美国公路旅游热2017-04-18
Roadside attractions are generally found near American highways. The sites are usually free and are often huge representations of ordinary things. They are also often a little weird.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:《星际迷航3》北美上画 狂揽6000万美金票房2017-04-18
The Star Trek series was born on television 50 years ago. Its popularity grew even larger in reruns. The first Star Trek movie opened in 1979. Many followed. The latest installment, Star Trek Beyond opened last week.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:马里兰学生拍反毒品电影2017-04-18
Billy Shreve started a competitive film project for children of all ages. The contest, Classmates4Life, called for elementary, middle, and high school aged students to create a film against drug use. The Classmates4Life competition was held in Frederick C
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:探索18世界美国新闻传播的力量2017-04-18
Back in 1776, there was no internet or television. People got their information from newspapers. An exhibit at a Washington D.C. museum shows how newspapers and other publications spread word about America’s fight for independence from Britain.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电影《捉鬼敢死队》即将上映2017-04-18
The first Ghostbusters film featured four funny men as lead characters. The 2016 version has four funny women as its lead characters. In the films, the group hunts ghosts and protects the living.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:泰勒·斯威夫特荣获最吸金女王头衔2017-04-18
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is number one on Forbes yearly list of top earning celebrities. British boy band came in second. And fiction writer James Patterson was number three. Together, they earned close to $400 billion, Forbes reports.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:奥运的故事登上大银幕2017-04-18
Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American long-distance runner. She made a movie about balancing training for the Olympics and having a social life. It came out recently in Oregon.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“好奇的乔治”参加穆斯林斋月2017-04-18
The favorite book monkey of children everywhere is celebrating Ramadan with his friend Kareem in the latest addition to the 75-year-old Curious George book series.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿黛尔拉开美国巡演序幕2017-04-18
Adele is coming to the United States. She starts her American tour with two shows in St. Paul, Minnesota. And the city has taken special note in a marketing video.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国超级英雄粉丝节2017-04-18
Fans of superheroes and other parts of nerdy culture come together once a year in Washington, DC at an event called Washington, DC. Together, they celebrate their shared interests in different non-traditional types of media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:暑期电影:《独立日2》、《星际迷航3》2017-04-18
It is very hot across most of America. The weather drives people into the cool darkness of movie theaters. A few of this seasons Hollywood offerings excite moviegoers with disaster, danger and Dory.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:印第安纳大学为文物制作数字副本2017-04-18
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy holds 1,250 ancient pieces of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. The museum is working with Indiana University in the United States to create complete and permanent digital copies of the artworks.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:万达游乐园正面PK上海迪士尼2017-04-18
An amusement park competition is on in China. The opponents are Nanchang Wanda Park and Shanghai Disneyland. One expert says there is room for both Disney and Wanda to succeed.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:奥斯卡种族问题再引关注2017-04-18
Actors of color won four of the major Tony Awards on Sunday night. The Tony Awards honor the best actors and live theater shows each year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电影展示穆罕默德·阿里温柔的一面2017-04-18
Muhammad Ali made recordings of his life. Few people, including some family members knew about the recordings until Clare Lewis made a documentary film using them in 2014. The recording show a different side of the famous boxer.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:伊朗主题电影打破传统中东印象2017-04-18
Iranian-American funnyman makes a film about a Middle-Easterner who moves to the United States and becomes a hero. Voice of America Learning English interviewed Jobrani at his home recently to talk about filmmaking, being Iranian and humor.
VOA慢速英语:大沼泽地国家公园:佛罗里达之心2017-04-18
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. Several rare and endangered species live in the park. It is a huge place, covering more than 600,000 hectares of wetlands. The Everglades is sometimes called the river of grass.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:游戏再现底特律萧条场景2017-04-18
Skeleton Crew is the latest play by Detroit, Michigan native Dominique Morisseau. It is her third play about her hometown. It is currently on stage in New York City. The play explores the lives of auto workers during an economic crisis in the industry.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国专家列出2016年美国十大最美海滩2017-04-18
Coastal scientist Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University is also know as Dr. Beach. He has been rating beaches since 1991.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:利用文化教导阿拉伯语学生学英语2017-04-18
Tamer Elsharkawy teaches Arabic to young children at a Washington DC school. He says that the magic key to teaching language is culture. He came to the DC through the US State Departments Teachers of Critical Languages program.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016美国公告牌音乐颁奖礼落幕2017-04-18
Madonna and Stevie Wonder honored the late artist Prince at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. Adele won the biggest honor, the award for Top Artist. The singer Weekend won the most awards at the ceremony in Las Vegas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:肖恩·潘的《最后的模样》入围今年戛纳电影节主竞赛单元2017-04-18
Two American movies are considered strong candidates for the Palme d’Or. Loving is based on the true story of a mixed race American couple sentenced to prison for getting married. American Honey takes moviegoers on a road trip with a group of teens living
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:画家用绘画捕捉林肯遇刺时刻2017-04-18
A newly restored painting captures the moments following U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. It was recently displaye at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., where America’s 16th president was shot. It is the only known painting by an e
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国队长3(英雄内战)全球热映2017-04-18
Disney Studios has broken another earnings record and the new movie, Captain America: Civil War, helped make it happen. US ticket sales for the film pushed Disney over the $1 billion mark for 2016, only 128 days into the year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国国会大厦举行圣经朗读马拉松赛2017-04-18
Christians gather yearly at the U.S. Capitol for the Bible Reading Marathon. It marks the National Day of Prayer and has been taking place for 27 years. At the same time, the Pew Research Center says belief in God and attendance at religious services is d
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:数百件摇滚音乐家物品将拍卖2017-04-18
Julien’s Auctions is holding a sale of rare rock n roll goods at an event in New York City on May 21. Among the items are a jacket worn by Queens Freddie Mercury, a piano owned by Lady Gaga, and a letter handwritten by The Beatles John Lennon.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:碧昂丝世界巡演首站迈阿密完美落幕2017-04-18
The pop superstar Beyonce performed in Florida to open her latest concert series. She started the show with songs from her album Lemonade, released just a few days earlier. The album release also came with a special television program starring Beyonce on
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国大屠杀纪念馆展出二战犹太人被屠资料2017-04-18
The Some Were Neighbors explores what moves people to behave certain ways in difficult situations. It challenges viewers to understand a dark period of history, and examines the importance of social responsibility. Art students in Hungary used the exhibit
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:理查德·林克莱特电影《各有少年时》2017-04-18
Award-winning filmmaker Richard Linklater looks back at college in the 1980s in his new humorous film, Everybody Wants Some. The new movie is not a sequel to Boyhood. That 2014 Linklater film followed 12 years of a boy’s life as he grew to adulthood. Ever
VOA慢速英语:美国传奇音乐人Prince去世 终年57岁2017-04-18
Music fans and professionals are mourning the loss of revolutionary performer Prince Roger Nelson, better known as Prince. The artist was found dead in his home near Minneapolis, Minnesota, Thursday. He was 57 years old.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美流行音乐巨星普林斯·罗杰斯·内尔森在家中死亡2017-04-18
American pop music superstar Prince has died. His representative, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press that the performer was found dead at his home near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 57 years old.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:VR新技术带给观影者身临其境的感觉2017-04-18
At the recent South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, companies showed off new technologies for movie watching.These include virtual reality devices and 360-degree films. If movie theaters decide to use these technologies, it could change the way people watc
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:约翰·肯尼迪总统图书馆举办海明威展2017-04-18
The Kennedy Library holds the worlds largest collection of documents, photographs and personal belongings of the American writer Ernest Hemingway. Library Curator Stacey Bredhoff describes the collection as one of the librarys greatest treasures.
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