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。

The Making of a Nation(建国史话) 这一专题节目向听众介绍美利坚合众国从十三个殖民地区域到现代工业国的孕育、诞生以及形成超级大国的历史过程,并以历史为线索,特定的历史时期为单位,以重大的历史事件为主题材来叙述各个党派、各届总统和政府的历史作用与贡献。这是每个英语学习者都应了解的基本知识。The Making of a Nation每逢星期四播出。这是个系列节目,坚持收听,则有助于系统了解美国的历史概况。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:波克派遣部队到墨西哥边境2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning American English. Im Steve Ember in Washington. James K. Polk moved into the White House after his swearing-in as the nations 11th pre
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:德州问题成1844年总统竞选焦点2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning American English. Im Steve Ember in Washington. Last week on our program, we talked about the presidency of John Tyler.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:蒂珀卡努与泰勒带领辉格党入主白宫2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning American English. Im Steve Ember. In November of 1840, the American people elected William Henry Harrison as their ninth president. Ha
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话:来自古巴的奴隶船2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation a weekly program of American history for people learning American English. Im Steve Ember in Washington. Last time, we talked about the Amistad case. The Amistad was a slave ship from Cuba. In 1
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Abolitionists and Amistad Raise Slavery Issue2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation — our weekly program of American history for people learning American English. I'm Steve Ember in Washington.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话:约翰·昆西·亚当斯赢得1824年选举2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to the Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. Last week we talked about slavery in new American states and whether Congress could set the conditions for st
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话41:詹姆斯·门罗第2部分:密苏里州要求重启奴隶制2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. In 1823, President James Monroe introduced one of the most important foreign policy decisions in American his
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话40:1816年詹姆斯·门罗当选总统2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. President James Madison retired after eight years in office. His Republican party chose another Virginian, Ja
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:19世纪的美国圣诞节 - 建国史话特别节日版2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning American English. Im Steve Ember. Today Shirley Griffith and I present a special program on Christmas traditions in the United States
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话50:马丁·范布伦第2部分2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to the Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning American English. Im Steve Ember. Last time, we talked about Martin Van Buren. He was sworn in as the eighth president of the United S
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话49:1837年马丁·范布伦当选美国第八任总统2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation our weekly history program of American history for people learning American English. Im Steve Ember. Last time, we talked about the election of Martin Van Buren as the eighth president of the Un
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话28:亚当斯总统避免与法国的战争2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation. American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in our series, we continue the story of Americas second president, John Adams. He took office in 1797.
VOA慢速英语:John Adams Elected as Nation39's Second President -The Making of a Nation No. 27 - Adams Pa2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. In 1796 the new nation held its third presidential election. George Washington won the first two elections without opposition. But 1796 saw
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:亚历山大·汉密尔顿建立全国性银行2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation – American history in VOA Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in our series we continue the story of Alexander Hamilton. He was the nations first secretary of the treasury. Alexander Hami
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国的第一任总统如何治理国家2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation. American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in our series, we tell the story of Americas first president, George Washington. The United States declared its independence from
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话47:安德鲁·杰克逊离任2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program about American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. Andrew Jackson was nearing the end of his presidency. He had served two terms. For many Americans, Jackson
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:独立宣言的撰写2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation – American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in our series, we continue the story of the American Revolution. The year was seventeen seventy-five. Colonists in Massachusetts had
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国原住民与美国的历史2017-04-18
Welcome to the Making of a Nation – American history in VOA Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in our series, we look at the history of early American Indians. The native peoples of North and South America came from Siberia thousands of years ago.
VOA慢速英语:建国史话47:Remember the Alamo! Andrew Jackson Part 32017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. The national election of 1832 put Andrew Jackson in the White House for a second term as president.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话46:安德鲁·杰克逊与美国银行2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. This week we continue the story of the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Jackson took office in 1829. He was popu
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话45:美国各州权利问题2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation -- our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. Last week in our series, we talked about the election of 1828. General Andrew Jackson defeated President Jo
VOA慢速英语:Andrew Jackson and the Election of 1828 - The Making of a Nation No. 442017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. This week in our series, we talk about the election of 1828. It was bitter and full of angry words and accusa
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话43:1825年的美国总统约翰·昆西·亚当斯2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. John Quincy Adams was sworn in as president of the United States on March 4, 1825. A big crowd came to the Ca
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话42:1824年约翰·昆西·亚当斯面对贪污指控赢得选举2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to the Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. Last week we talked about slavery in new American states and whether Congress could set the conditions for st
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国历史:密苏里州申请加入联邦要求重新开启奴隶制2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. In 1823, President James Monroe introduced one of the most important foreign policy decisions in American his
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话40:詹姆斯·门罗于1816年当选总统2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. President James Madison retired after eight years in office. His Republican party chose another Virginian, Ja
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话39:1812年战争结束2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. We have been talking about the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话38:1812年国歌在战争中诞生2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. Today, we tell the story of how a British attack on Fort McHenry in the port of Baltimore led to The Star-Spa
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:麦迪逊在1812年向英国宣战2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. The United States declared war on Britain in 1812. It did so because Britain refused to stop seizing American
VOA慢速英语:Tense Relations with England Erupt into War of 1812 - James Madison Part 1 - Program No. 362017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. James Madison of Virginia was elected president of the United States in 1808. He was inaugurated in Washingto
VOA慢速英语:The Declaration of Independence - Program No. 122017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation – American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in oU.S.ries, we continue the story of the American Revolution. The year was seventeen seventy-five. Colonists in Massachusetts had
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国革命 - 11号计划2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation. American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in oU.S.ries, we look at the start of the American Revolution.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国史话:美洲殖民地与英国的关系2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation – American history in VOA Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in oU.S.ries, we tell about relations between the American colonies and Britain after the French and Indian War about two hundre
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话:欧洲18世纪的冲突2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation. American history in VOA Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in oU.S.ries we tell about the conflicts among the nations in Europe during the eighteenth century and how they affected North Am
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Making of a Nation:Southern Expansion - Program No. 72017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation – American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in oU.S.ries, we finish the story of the first thirteen American colonies. Well tell about how the southern colonies developed.
VOA慢速英语:Thomas Jefferson Has Lasting Influence on the United States - Program No. 352017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to The Making of a Nation, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. We have been talking about Thomas Jeffersons second term as president. Historian Joseph Ellis calls it a disa
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Jefferson Arranges Louisiana Purchase - Pgm No.332017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION, our weekly program of American history for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. Weve been discussing the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. He was Americas third president, elected in 1800.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Jefferson Moves to Cut Debt, Spending - Pgm No. 322017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION, our weekly program of American history - for people learning English. Im Steve Ember. In our last program, we talked about President Thomas Jeffersons decisions about who would be in his new go
VOA慢速英语:Making of a Nation:Alexander Hamilton2017-04-18
Welcome to The Making of a Nation – American history in VOA Special English. Im Steve Ember. Today we begin the story of Alexander Hamilton. He was one of the countrys founding fathers. He never became president. He did, however, become the countrys first
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:托马斯·杰斐逊总统的就职演说2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English,Welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – a program of American history for people learning english. Im Steve Ember. On March fourth, eighteen-oh-one, Thomas Jefferson walked to the Capitol building in Washington. He was about to be in
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:1860年的美国总统大选2017-04-18
Welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – an American history series in VOA Special English. The presidential election of eighteen hundred is our subject this week. The candidates included President John Adams of the Federalist Party and Vice President Thomas J
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:American History Series:From Revolutionary War Hero to President2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION -- American history in Special English. I'm Steve Ember. This week in our series, we tell the story of America's first president, George Washington. The United States declared its independence
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:American History:The Shot Heard Around the World2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is THE MAKING OF A NATION American history in Special English. I'm Steve Ember. This week in our series, we look at the start of the American Revolution. The road to revolution in the late seventeen hundreds took several y
VOA慢速英语:AMERICAN HISTORY: Eighteenth Century Conflicts in Europe Affect North America2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, this is THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in VOA Special English. I'm Steve Ember. This week in our series we tell about the conflicts among the nations in Europe during the eighteenth century and how they affected Nort
VOA慢速英语:American History: Westward Expansion Brings Explorers, Settlers in Contact with the Plains I2017-04-18
Welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in VOA Special English. I'm Steve Ember. This week in our series, we look at the history of early American Indians. The native peoples of North and South America came from Siberia thousands of years ag
VOA慢速英语:American History: Columbus Discovers the New World2017-04-18
STEVE EMBER: Welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION American history in VOA Special English. I'm Steve Ember. Generations of schoolchildren have been taught that Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. In fact, the second Monday in October is celebrate
VOA慢速英语:American History Series: The Heart and Soul of the Constitution2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in Special English. I'm Steve Ember. This week in our series, we continue with the history of the United States Constitution. The Constitution became law once nine of America
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:American History: Ratifying the Constitution2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in Special English. I'm Steve Ember. Today, we continue our story of the United States Constitution. In recent weeks, we told the story of how the Constitution was written.
VOA慢速英语:American History: Signing the Constitution in Philadelphia2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in Special English. I'm Steve Ember. This week in our series, we continue the story of the United States Constitution.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:建国史话(20):制定宪法之五2017-04-18
From VOA Learning English, welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in Special English. Im Steve Ember. This week in our series, we continue the story of the United States Constitution.In May of 1787, a group of Americas early leaders met in P

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