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: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.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:为期10天的科切拉音乐节开幕2017-04-18
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has played Coachella before. In fact, he reportedly attracted the second largest crowd in the California music festivals history. But this year, Calvin Harris becomes the first DJ to headline the event.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:《天眼行动》:无人机精准打击2017-04-18
Complications arise when a lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) and a colonel (Helen Mirren) order a drone missile strike to take out a group of terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Twitter获NFL网上直播版权 将全球转播十场比赛2017-04-18
The social media service Twitter has won the rights to broadcast Thursday night U.S. National Football League (NFL) games. Twitter will live stream the 16 games online next season. The games will also be broadcast on television.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国职业棒球赛MLB新赛季开幕2017-04-18
It’s time for baseball season again. Just a few months ago, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to win the team’s first World Series in 30 years. The 2016 season starts on Sunday and those two teams will face each other on Opening Day.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:疯狂三月来袭 NCAA精彩逆袭不断2017-04-18
Every year in March, you might hear people in the U.S. talking about March Madness. Are people angry all month? No. March Madness refers to a college basketball tournament.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:年轻美国女孩的芭蕾梦2017-04-18
Harper Ortlieb left her small town in Oregon to move to Moscow. She is following her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. She was accepted for study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:你会选择什么颜色的汽车?2017-04-18
Advertisements, exhibits and car sales centers show red, blue and green cars, but almost 75 percent of all new cars sold in the United States are white, black, silver or gray.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:女演员为美国演艺界带来非洲元素2017-04-18
Actress Danai Gurira calls herself a Zimerican. Her parents came from Zimbabwe. She was born in the American state of Iowa. But, her family moved back to Harare, Zimbabwe, when she was 5 years old. She returned to the United States for college and has liv
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:黑人主持!奥斯卡回应种族多样性问题2017-04-18
The lack of diversity in Hollywood was the star issue at the 2016 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California Sunday night. Host Chris Rocks funny monologue did not soften the discussion of race in the industry but sharpened it, instead.
VOA慢速英语:新研究显示“白人”、“男人”占据好莱坞主流2017-04-18
A University of Southern California study offers one of the widest examinations of diversity in the film and television industries. It gives a failing rating to all major movie studios and most producers of television.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:普利策获奖作家哈泼·李去世2017-04-18
The author of one of the best-known and most loved American novels, To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89. Harper Lee’s novel about racism and justice is still read in schools across the country. About a million copies are sold each year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016格莱美音乐奖获奖名单公布2017-04-18
Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar five awards. He had been nominated for 11. Taylor Swift won album of the year for 1989. Ceremony had some good performances and some technical difficulties, including audio problems during a song from Adele.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:好莱坞电影公司推中国元素疯狂捞金2017-04-18
China is projected to become the No.1 motion picture market by the end of the year. Hollywood is using Chinese-themed plots and characters to attract the Chinese to the movies.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:从歌迷到格莱美获奖歌手——Andra Day2017-04-18
Six years ago, an unknown singer received a call from music star Stevie Wonder. Now, Andra Day is performing at the White House, Grammy Awards, and in a 35-city tour. She could win two Grammys this month, including best R&B performance for her single Rise
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:翻唱阿黛尔的音乐将付出代价?2017-04-18
Lots of people love Adele’s music. And sometimes they record themselves playing her songs and put them on YouTube. It’s a fun thing to do. But look out. If your video gets too popular, you might owe Adele some money.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:帮助盲人“看到”伟大的艺术品2017-04-18
An American photographer is making copies of great artwork available for blind individuals and those with very poor eyesight. At least 285 million people worldwide are either blind or considered visually impaired. They are unable to see or enjoy visual fi
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:丹佛野马队赢得2016年超级碗2017-04-18
The Denver Broncos football team won Americas biggest sports championship on Sunday night. The Broncos won the National Football League championship game, known as the Super Bowl. Two other winners were singers Bruno Mars and Beyonce, who energized the ha
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016年橄榄球超级碗本周日上演2017-04-18
Cam Newton is a star quarterback in American football. But Newton, an African-American, is being criticized for the way he celebrates on the field.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:白人喜剧演员扮演迈克尔·杰克逊2017-04-18
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, will be portrayed by white British actor Joseph Fiennes in the comedy Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon. The casting choice is being criticized on social media and elsewhere.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:纽约艺术画廊展出纽扣艺术品2017-04-18
The Button Show, at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea displays works made with the small, ordinary objects usually used to fasten clothing. There are button sculptures, portraits and wearable art by 11 artists. Some of the works are political, some are persona
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:演员批评“白人”奥斯卡缺乏多样性2017-04-18
The Academy Awards, or Oscars, ceremony is Hollywood’s biggest night of the year for actors and filmmakers. But this year, some are refusing to attend the ceremony. They are boycotting the event because of the lack of diversity among the nominees for Acad
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“老鹰”乐队主唱格伦-弗雷病逝2017-04-18
The guitarist was a founding member of the Eagles. The popular Los Angeles-based band formed in 1971. Many years later it still performs sold-out shows in large centers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:歹徒为什么总是“在潜逃中”?2017-04-18
Thousands of news articles said drug gang leader Joaquin Guzman had been on the lam since his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico in July. But what does on the lam mean, and where did the expression come from?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:英国音乐传奇大卫·鲍伊2017-04-18
Bowie was famous for more than just music. He was an early gender-bender in his style of dress. And he was a famous experimenter with musical styles as well. He was one of the creators of glam rock, and mixed it with hard rock, dance, pop, soul and punk.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:“聚光灯”2016年奥斯卡提名2017-04-18
The Academy Awards are considered the highest film honors in the United States. The Revenant and The Martian are among the eight nominated for the best motion picture this year. Once again, black film industry members appear underrepresented.

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