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:印尼12岁钢琴家获两项格莱美奖提名2017-04-18
Joey Alexander is taking the jazz world by storm! He has been nominated for two Grammy awards – the youngest person to receive such honors. Learn about this great child. And learn some great ways to describe great music in English.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:第73届美国电影电视金球奖在洛杉矶揭晓2017-04-18
Stars from the year’s top movies and television shows gathered Sunday in Beverly Hills, California for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. The Revenant ? and The Martian were the night’s top winners, with three Golden Globes each. Golden Globe winners often bec
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:奥巴马接受杰瑞·宋飞的网络喜剧《谐星乘车买咖啡》采访2017-04-18
If you think that the most powerful man on earth would have time to tape a 19-minute comedy about nothing, some would say that you are crazy. But, American President Barack Obama did just that.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加州66号公路:路的尽头2017-04-18
When Route 66 travelers cross the Colorado River into the state of California, it is easy to begin to feel like the journey is almost over. After all, California is the eighth and final state you visit. But, the end of the road in Los Angeles is still a 5
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:洋溢着圣诞气氛的华盛顿2017-04-18
From the U.S. Botanic Garden, to Union Station to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. lights up colorfully over the winter holidays. We take you on a walking tour of the magical seasonal sights.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:好莱坞电影《星球大战:原力觉醒》首映2017-04-18
“The Force Awakens” is the seventh film in the “Star Wars” series. The original premiered in 1977 and made movies stars of three actors. Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford played Han Solo. All three star i
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:亚利桑那州:66号公路的精神2017-04-18
Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 contains some of America’s most impressive - and famous - landscapes. But beyond the scenery, Arizona’s Route 66 offers Old West experiences, ghost towns, and legendary ghost stories.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:斯派克·李新电影芝拉克《Chi-Raq》12月美国上映2017-04-18
Chi-Raq echoes the 2,500-year-old message of Lysistrata: women have a unique power to end war. The movie stars Teyonah Parris as Lysistrata and Nick Cannon as the title character.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:肯德里克拉马尔获提名格莱美奖2017-04-18
The Recording Academy honored him with 11 nominations, including album of the year for To Pimp a Butterfly. His song Alright was also nominated for song of the year. Lamar is competing with artists including Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:66号公路:圣达菲2017-04-18
Early travelers of Route 66 passed through Santa Fe, New Mexico, Americas oldest capital. The route may have bypassed Santa Fe long ago, but many Route 66 travelers still choose to take the original road up to the City Different. This week, we find out wh
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:纹身人气激增2017-04-18
Decorating the body with tattoos dates back to the Stone Age. Different cultures around the world have used tattoos for decoration, rites of passage, and status symbols. Today in the digital era, tattoos are enjoying wide popularity — especially among Mil
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:66号公路的感恩节——披萨、薯条、汉堡摩尔2017-04-18
From Chicago pizza to roadside burgers in Los Angeles, the food along Route 66 plays a special -- and delicious -- part of any journey down Americas Main Street. Those foods include mole, a Mexican dish that shows cultural blending in the Southwest United
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:电影“33”再现当年智利矿难事故2017-04-18
Disaster struck Chile five years ago when a copper and gold mine collapsed, trapping 33 men 700 meters underground. A rescue team worked tirelessly for 69 days to save the mine workers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:感恩节饭桌必备食物:火鸡、红薯、蔓越莓酱2017-04-18
Many Americans spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, celebrating with a traditional meal. But for others, it is a competition. Across the United States, there are contests to see who can eat the most pumpkin pie. These events go from October through
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:66号公路十个必看景点2017-04-18
The United States is full of odd roadside attractions. The Historic U.S. Route 66 is home to some of the oldest – and arguably most bizarre –attractions of them all. Here are 10 must-see attractions along the Mother Road.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:‘Trumbo’ Tells the Story of Blacklisted Screenwriter2017-04-18
In 1950, the United States Congress tried to end the career of Dalton Trumbo, the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood. Now, that story is being told in the new movie, Trumbo.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“幽灵党”带领詹姆斯·邦德走向新时代2017-04-18
British actor Daniel Craig again plays intelligence agent James Bond. It is his fourth 007 movie. In 'Spectre,' Bond is on a personal journey to find an enemy from his past. He lost much that was important to him in “Skyfall” including the spy age
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:一路向西的66号公路2017-04-18
The Gateway Arch represents the beginning of the American West. It also commemorates St. Louis’s role in the nation’s westward expansion. Early settlers in the 1800s depended on the city as a final chance to stock up on food and other provisions before ma
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:哥伦比亚广播公司宣布开拍新电视剧版《星际迷航》2017-04-18
A classic TV show got an update, Americans went to vote and commentator Jon Stewart announced his new show. Thats Whats Trending in America this week.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:66号公路吸引国际游客2017-04-18
Route 66, often called the Mother Road, is known worldwide. And every year, thousands of international visitors come to see what makes it so special. International interest in Route 66 is only growing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:NBA新赛季开锣 国际球员成推广利器2017-04-18
No longer are foreign-born NBA players unique. Most teams have one or two. And some are among the most important and interesting players in the league.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:堪萨斯城皇家队1985年赢得棒球锦标赛冠军2017-04-18
Neither the New York Mets, nor the Kansas City Royals have won the World Series since the 1980s. Now they meet in the baseball championship series.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿黛尔宣布在社交媒体发布新专辑2017-04-18
Adele announced on social media that her new record will come out November 20. This will be her first album since 2011. She explained on Twitter and Instagram why she took a break from music. Her new album is about a turning point in her life. Fans are ex
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电影“回到未来”上画30周年2017-04-18
Thirty years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled in time back to the future in the film Back to the Future II.The characters, played by actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, traveled in a time machine from the year 1985 to the year 2015. They l
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加州冲浪狗2017-04-18
Last weekend, groups of surfers and their dogs took to the waves in the seventh Surf City Surf Dog competition. It took place at Huntington Dog Beach, a short drive from Los Angeles, California.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:好莱坞电影《火星救援》创造美国出版史奇迹2017-04-18
Hollywood's latest space operation gone wrong movie stars Matt Damon as an astronaut mistakenly left on Mars. The film is a hit with movie critics. But what do science critics think?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:爵士之声——威利斯康诺弗2017-04-18
Saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen said this about jazz music. Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Sam Smith演绎詹姆邦电影《007:幽灵党》主题曲2017-04-18
When it comes to a James Bond movie, we all have been taught that there are at least two things it must have. One is a 007 British secret agent. Second, to be a Bond movie, it must have a high profile theme song.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:乡村音乐女郎将男人写进乐章2017-04-18
American country music lyrics often describe women as they might appear in men's dreams. This is especially true of songs by many male artists. But the songs by Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye are different. The two women perform as a duo called Maddie & Tae.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:罕见的照片记录1800年代末美国土著人2017-04-18
Over a century ago, Walter McClintock captured rare images of Native Americans and their culture. McClintock was the son of a wealthy businessman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He developed an interest in the American West after he went there in 1895 to r
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:唐格尔伍德音乐中心庆祝建成75周年2017-04-18
The world famous Boston Symphony Orchestra normally performs at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. But its summer home is the Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电影展示饶舌团体“Straight Outta Compton'”2017-04-18
The music genre known as gangster, or gangsta, rap was born in the poor, dangerous neighborhood of Compton, in Los Angeles, California. The violence of street life there and tense relations between the community and police influenced the sound. The music
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国小镇的枪支主题餐厅2017-04-18
People from around the world visit Rifle, a small town in the American state of Colorado. Many of the visitors stop at a restaurant called Shooter’s Grill.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:汤姆·克鲁斯再次主演《碟中谍:神秘国度》2017-04-18
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth installment of a successful 20-year-old spy movie series. The series is based on the iconic 1960s TV series, also called Mission: Impossible.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:资本运作令旧车站成为艺术中心2017-04-18
The Dupont Circle park in Washington DC is a busy, crowded place. Popular restaurants and businesses around the circle attract many city residents and visitors. But few people know about the old streetcar station below the street.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:民间摇滚:鲍勃·迪伦引领电吉他风潮2017-04-18
Fifty years ago, the well-loved musician Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival and was widely booed. The audience may have been unhappy but Dylan’s performance helped change the direction of music and culture in the United States.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电影讲述的故事——心理健康和贫穷2017-04-18
Director Maya Forbes tells about her family and its struggles with depression, poverty and sex discrimination in her new film, Infinitely Polar Bear.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:犹太人和阿拉伯人通过音乐建立友谊2017-04-18
In Israel, music is bringing young people together and to make more than beautiful sounds. Four young musicians – two Israeli Jews, two Israeli Arabs – perform under the name the Polyphony Quartet. The Israel-based Polyphony Foundation formed the group.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美籍华人夜总会改变种族偏见2017-04-18
In the 1930s, Asian-Americans performers did not have many opportunities in mainstream U.S. entertainment. These performers were limited to roles that simply made fun of their cultural heritage.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:地球之声:金属敲击乐2017-04-18
Sometimes you can feel the ring of a bell from your head to your feet. Take that idea and expand it and you may have an idea of what American composer Augusta Read Thomas has done. It is called Resounding Earth where different metals and over 100 bells fr
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:拉丁布鲁斯歌手伊芙琳卢比奥发布新专辑2017-04-18
Blues singer Evelyn Rubio has released a new CD that shows her abilities as a singer, songwriter and saxophone player. Ms. Rubio was born in Mexico but now lives in Houston, Texas, in the southwestern United States.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:迪士尼新影片《猴子王国 Monkey Kingdom》2017-04-18
Monkeys are entertaining. They can swing through trees, hang by their tails, play, dance, kiss and argue. A new Disney movie captures all of that and more.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:一些不太知名的蓝调音乐家发行唱片2017-04-18
BB King. Clarence Gatemouth Brown. Elmore James. These are some famous names in American blues music. You might have heard them before.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:母亲与儿子共同谱写自闭症儿童图书2017-04-18
Eighteen-year-old Burnie Rollinson has Asperger syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. People with Asperger's have difficulty with communication, eye contact and relationships. Burnie's mother, Anita Rollinson, wanted to write a book to help people bett
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:4月6日美国职业棒球大联盟开幕日2017-04-18
Millions of Americans will attend opening day of Major League Baseball, a league of professional baseball players, on April 6. Then, at night, millions of people will watch on television as Duke University and the University of Wisconsin battle for the Na
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:安吉丽娜·朱莉进行第二次手术预防癌症2017-04-18
Hollywood actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie told the world this week that she had had another operation to reduce her chance of getting cancer.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:一个马鞍制作者的秘密2017-04-18
People began riding horses thousands of years ago. Saddles for horseback riding were invented soon after. Today, many companies manufacture saddles. But it is rare to find someone who designs and makes these products by hand.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:好莱坞电影《灰姑娘》票房及周边产品齐火爆2017-04-18
Years ago, the American writer Kurt Vonnegut often said there was one story that would always make a million dollars: Cinderella.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:休斯顿牛仔竞技节和牲畜展2017-04-18
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest event of its kind in the world. The yearly event features horse and bull riders from all over the huge state of Texas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:青年作家用戏剧探索美国的种族与身份2017-04-18
At 30 years old, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has already written a number of plays and been honored with several awards. His works for the theater look at race and identity in the United States. They have been performed in New York City and around the country.

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