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:支持同性恋权利运动2013-07-05
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! Im June Simms. On the show today, we play music supportive of the gay rights movement. We also talk about a new tax that is worrying some people in the American blue jeans industry. But first, we look at the explosive new movie, White House Down.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加利福尼亚州囚犯帮助扑灭山火2013-06-28
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today on the show we play summery music suggested by listeners. We also look a New York City program that provides information to immigrants interested in American citizenship. But first we go to California to learn about a program that helps prisoners and the public at large.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:癌症幸存者分享与龙舟队姐妹的友情2013-06-21
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! Im Faith Lapidus. On the show today, we play music from Queens of the Stone Age. We also go to Los Angeles, to see how and why its growing its green spaces.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:在洛杉矶的亚裔美国人2013-06-14
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. On the show today, we play music from Daft Punk. We also look at a new movement in theater productions. But first, we visit a California bar that serves up drinks in an East Asian tradition and party atmosphere. But it does not sell alcohol.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:"现金暴徒"支持当地企业和经济2013-06-08
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Onka Dekker. Today, we play new music from British soprano Sarah Brightman that was inspired by her upcoming space trip.
VOA慢速英语:Does ‘Star Trek’ Really Influence Science and Technology?2013-05-31
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. A new Star Trek movie is out! Today, we talk about the influence of the popular television and movie series. We also play music from the latest album by Vampire Weekend.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Vietnam Veterans Wash Their Own Memorial2013-05-25
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today, we play some Billboard Award-winning hits. We also tell about an organization that helps music students prepare for a career in music.
VOA慢速英语:New York Celebrates the Arts of Cambodia2013-05-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today, we play hit songs from the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. We also talk about The Great Gatsby, the movie that opened the Cannes International Film Festival this week.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:An Unusual Instrument for Sale at the Smithsonian Craft Show2013-05-10
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today we play songs from a long-awaited album from the band Phoenix. We also tell about a way to unload unwanted clothing and still have something to wear. But first we visit a famous show at Americas Smithsonian Institution.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:纽约市推动教孩子们写诗计划2013-05-06
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today we hear songs from country music star George Jones. We also tell about a Maryland group that is helping older adults avoid moving into retirement communities.
VOA慢速英语:Maryland School Teaches How to Care for the Earth2013-05-03
Welcome to American Mosiac in VOA Special English. Im June Simms. Today we some hit music from Kacey Musgraves album Same Trailer Different Park. And we also answer a question from China about the American flag.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Billy Joel, Jill Scott and Others Star at the New Orleans Jazz Fest2013-04-27
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. Im June Simms. On todays program, we tell all about the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which opens a few hours from now. Then we play music from some the artists performing at the event this year.
VOA慢速英语:'42' Tells the Story of Jackie Robinson's Major League Breakthrough2013-04-13
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. I’m June Simms. On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in a major league baseball game. A Hollywood movie that tells the story of this historic event is now opening across America.
VOA慢速英语:Women Grow Their Roles in Independent Film Making2013-04-06
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. Im June Simms. Today we hear about Justin Timberlake and play songs from his new album, The 20/20 Experience. And, we hear from a young singer/songwriter who comes from Austin, Texas -- the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World.
VOA慢速英语:Women Kept Guitars Strumming During WWII2013-04-01
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. Im June Simms. Today we hear from country singer Gary Allan and play music from his latest album. And, we answer a question about the number thirteen.
VOA慢速英语:Archery Shoots Up in Popularity Among Americans2013-03-27
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. Im June Simms. On the show today, we speak with guitarist Juan DeVevo from the group Casting Crowns, and hear music from their first acoustic album.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[译]:华盛顿展出古代“人权宣言”2013-03-15
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. I'm June Simms. On the show today, we hear new music from outlaw Shooter Jennings. And, we answer a question about the meaning of Washington, DC.
VOA慢速英语:The American Civil War:Who Should Memorials Honor?2013-03-08
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC. I'm June Simms. On the show today, we hear music from some of the performers at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Famous New York Train Station Turns 1002013-02-16
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English.Im June Simms. Today, we play new music from the twin sister band, Tegan and Sara. We also get to know a teenager from Maryland who was a guest at the State of the Union gathering at the United States Capitol Tuesday.
VOA慢速英语:Grammy Organization Honors Bruce Springsteen with Humanitarian Award2013-02-09
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. I'm June Simms. It is February, you know what that means! Entertainment awards season has opened in the United States!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Muslims and Jews Share Life Stories and Build Friendships in LA2013-02-02
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. I'm June Simms. On our show this week, we play new music from singer Aaron Neville.
VOA慢速英语:A New Way to Shop: The Fashion Truck2013-01-26
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. Im June Simms. On our show this week, we play music by The Lumineers. We tell about some happenings in the world of football...
VOA慢速英语:Discover America with American Mosaic2013-01-19
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. Im June Simms. On our show this week, we tell about rapper A$AP Rocky, and hear parts of his new album...
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Oscar Nominees Named; New 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Climbs the Charts; Art Exhibit Explores Our Digital Selves2013-01-12
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English.Im June Simms.On our show this week, we listen to music from the Oscar nominated movie, Les Miserables.And we tell about the movies and performers nominated for Academy Awards.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Discover America with American Mosaic2013-01-05
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English. I'm June Simms. On our show this week, news on Lady Gaga, Green Day and other stars of the music industry...

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