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。

Words And Their Stories(词语掌故)这一专题节目,旨在向学习英语的听众介绍美国英语中生动有趣的词语和惯用法,并从科学研究和通俗词源学的角度来解释它们的含意、产生的背景及其在使用过程中的演变情况等。它通过讲故事的形式讲解每一个词语。这是VOA Special English中的优秀节目之一,是学习美国英语的极好材料。通过收听这一节目,听众不仅能学到娓娓动听的掌故和地道的美国英语,而且能增加美国的社会文化背景知识,历史传统与现状的了解。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:美国各州别称32017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.(MUSIC)Today, we tell about more interesting nicknames of American states.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:美国各州别称22017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.As we told you last week, every American state has a nickname. Here are some more of them.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:美国各州别称2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. A nickname is a shortened form of a person's name. A nickname can also be a descriptive name for a person, place or thing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:Top Brass2017-04-18
Im Susan Clark with the Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. The Italians have an old saying, Il dolce far niente. The words mean it is sweet, or enjoyable, to do nothing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 关于(实在、朴实)的英语短语2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Every week at this time, we tell about popular American words and expressions. Some of these are very old. Some are new.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 关于军事的英语词汇2017-04-18
This is Phil Murray with WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, a program in Special English on the Voice of America. We tell about some common expressions in American English.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 关于棒球的英语常用语2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Baseball is America's national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Words and Their Stories: Fall Guy2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Words and Their Stories: Mouth Expressions2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. People use their mouths for many things. They eat, talk, shout and sing. They smile and they kiss. In the English language, there are many expressions using the word mouth. But some of them are
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 关于鼻子的流行表达语2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.A persons nose is important for breathing and smelling. The nose is also used in many popular expressions.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 与眼睛相关的英语词汇2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Today's program is all about eyes. When it comes to relationships, people's eyes can be a window into their hearts.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 商界专门术语2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. There are many special terms in the world of business. The following story is about a sweetheart deal which I made last week. I made the deal with a friend, and we both made a profit.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 与马相关的词汇表达2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Today, we tell about horse expressions. In the past, many people depended on horses for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. A lot of people still like to ride horses.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 感叹词语2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Every language has its ways of expressing strong emotions surprise, shock, anger.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 计算机用语2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Computer technology has become a major part of people's lives. This technology has its own special words. One example is the word mouse.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: ace in the hole2017-04-18
It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use every day came from the card game of poker. For example, you hear the expression, ace in the hole, used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 关于wildcat的短语2017-04-18
Humans have always depended on animals. From the beginning of human history, wild animals provided food, clothing and sometimes medicine.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 关于昆虫的美式表达2017-04-18
There are many American expressions about insects like bees, for example. Bees are known as very hard workers. They always appear to be busy, moving around in their homes, or hives. So you might say you were as busy as a bee if you spent your weekend clea
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 加利福尼亚淘金热与pan2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Today's word, pan, takes us back to the days of the gold rush in California.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 微不足道的金额2017-04-18
Americans, like people in other countries, always want more money. One way they express this is by protesting that their jobs do not pay enough. A common expression is, I am working for chickenfeed.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:金钱32017-04-18
Most people enjoy working for several reasons. Their job might be fun, or they like their employer and the other people at work. Most people I know, however, work for the money.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:金钱22017-04-18
Many people believe that money makes the world go around. Others believe that money buys happiness. I do not agree with either idea. But I do admit that money can make people do strange things. Let me tell you about a person I once knew who liked to play
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:金钱12017-04-18
I think people everywhere dream about having lots of money. I know I do. I would give anything to make money hand over fist. I would like to earn large amounts of money.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 鸟类词汇2017-04-18
Today we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little. And a birds-eye view is a general look at an area from above.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 农业相关词汇2017-04-18
In the early days of human history, people survived by hunting wild animals, or gathering wild grains and plants for food. Then, some people learned to grow crops and raise animals for food. They were the first farmers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 新奥尔良和拉斯维加斯的别名2017-04-18
Many cities have interesting nicknames. Nicknames can help establish the identity of a city. They can also spread pride among its citizens.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 费城和波士顿的别名2017-04-18
Now, the VOA Special English program, WORDS and THEIR STORIES. Almost all American cities have nicknames. They help establish a city's identity. They can also spread unity and pride among its citizens.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Words and Their Stories: Hold On2017-04-18
Now, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, a VOA Special English program about American expressions. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt with expressions made using the word hold.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: gold相关词汇2017-04-18
Throughout history, gold has been a sign of purity, beauty and power. Calling something golden means it has great quality and value.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 绿色相关词汇2017-04-18
Green is an important color in nature. It is the color of grass and the leaves on trees. It is also the color of most growing plants.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:滚石与摇滚2017-04-18
That saying is a rolling stone gathers no moss.It has several meanings. One meaning is that a person who never settles down in one place will not be successful. Another is that someone who is always moving, with no roots in one place, avoids responsibilit
VOA慢速英语:Words and Their Stories: Mayday2017-04-18
A listener from Venezuela sent us a question about the meaning of the expression mayday. He wrote that he often hears this expression in movies.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Baloney2017-04-18
Baloney is a kind of sausage that many Americans eat often. The word also has another meaning in English. It is used to describe something usually something someone says that is false or wrong or foolish.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 亏损,欠债,出现赤字2017-04-18
Our first expression is in the red. It is another way of saying that a business is losing money. In the past, numbers in the financial records of a company were written in red ink to show a loss.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:Bigwig2017-04-18
Some expressions describe people who are important, or who at least think they are. One such expression is bigwig.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Feel The Pinch2017-04-18
A dime is a piece of money whose value is one-tenth of a dollar. Today, a dime does not buy much. But it was different in the nineteen thirties. A dime sometimes meant the difference between eating and starving.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: A Final D.A.R.E.2017-04-18
Today we talk about words like honeyfuggle and pinkletink, puckerbrush and swop. These are words not found in most dictionaries. But you can find them in the Dictionary of American Regional English. Joan Houston Hall is the chief editor.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 一些常见的英语谚语2017-04-18
A proverb is a short, well known saying that expresses a common truth or belief. Many proverbs give advice about the best way to live.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 美国谚语, Part 12017-04-18
Today we talk about proverbs. A proverb is a short, well known saying that expresses a common truth or belief. Proverbs are found in most cultures and are often very old.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Numbers Part Two2017-04-18
Some problems are difficult to solve. But there are a lot of number expressions that can help. For example, if we put two and two together, we might come up with the right answer. We know that two heads are better than one. It is always better to work wit
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Number One2017-04-18
Today I will tell about expressions using numbers. Let us start with the number one. Numbers can be tricky. On the one hand, they are simply numbers. On the other hand, they have meanings. I for one use these expressions a lot.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Easy as Falling Off a Log2017-04-18
Every people has its own way of saying things, its own special expressions. Some of these expressions are easy to understand. The words create a picture in your mind.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Apple Pie Order2017-04-18
Nobody is sure where and when the expression apple pie order began. Some say that Scottish and English writers used the expression a long time ago. Others say it first was used in the northeastern American states known as New England.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 身体部位的短语2017-04-18
There are many American expressions that use parts of the body. These include the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and even the heart. Today we will tell you some expressions that use other body parts the back, shoulders and chest.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: 跟cold有关的短语2017-04-18
Cold weather has a great effect on how our minds and our bodies work. Maybe that is why there are so many expressions that use the word cold.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Have a Heart2017-04-18
People believed for a long time that the heart was the center of a person's emotions. That is why the word heart is used in so many expressions about emotional situations.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: Heart to Heart2017-04-18
Each week, this program explains the many meanings of English expressions. Today's expressions include a very important word heart.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新年快乐与选择正确的日历过新年2017-04-18
Of course, in one way all calendars are the same. They all list the same days of the year in exactly the same order. But people do not buy calendars just to know what day it is. Calendars have become popular gifts because many are filled with beautiful pi
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故: You Do Not Have to Be a Rocket Scientist2017-04-18
You do not need to be a rocket scientist. Americans hear these words often. People say them in schools, offices and factories. Broadcasters on radio and television use them.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语:Words and Their Stories: 有钱能使鬼推磨2017-04-18
People often say that money talks. They mean that a person with a lot of money can say how he or she wants things done. But it is not easy to earn enough money to gain this kind of power.

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