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。

VOA慢速英语:‘Fifty Shades of Grey:’ Big Audiences, Bad Reviews2017-04-18
The movie Fifty Shades of Grey opened last week and sold more than $300 million worth of tickets worldwide. That is more than seven times the amount it cost to make the film.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:关于爱情的英语歌曲2017-04-18
Happy Valentines Day! In America, February 14 is a day devoted to love and romance. Today, we tell a story of love through song lyrics. It starts with the search for the perfect mate. . .
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:歌手萨姆·史密斯赢得格莱美大奖2017-04-18
Soulful singer Sam Smith was the big winner Sunday night at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Smith took home four awards: Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:超级碗周日开打:新英格兰爱国者VS西雅图海鹰2017-04-18
More than 100 million Americans will be doing the same thing this Sunday. Many will break into laughter at the same time, or cry out in moments of shared emotional suffering. And everyone will eat and drink.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:纽约的“地下艺术博物馆”2017-04-18
Millions of New Yorkers and visitors ride the city's subway and other trains each day. The public transportation system offers more than just a trip, however. It also has one of the most extensive public art collections in the world, with much of it unde
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:影片“美国狙击手”获奥斯卡提名2017-04-18
The Oscar-nominated film American Sniper is based on the trU.S.ory of American Chris Kyle. He formerly served as a member of the U.S. Navys Sea, Air and Land teams, also known as SEALs.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:画廊联网,一个点击即可欣赏画作2017-04-18
Now everyone can view one of the world's most important collection of Asian and American art. The Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Galleries of Art in Washington, D.C. have put their entire collection on the Internet.?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:几个令人意外的奥斯卡提名2017-04-18
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year's Oscar nominations. As usual, not everyone is happy about the choices. The nominees were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood, California.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:猫王的两架飞机即将拍卖2017-04-18
January 8 is the birthday of American rock and roll legend Elvis Presley. He would have turned 80 years old on January 8. But, he died 1977 at the still young age of 42.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:带着家人环球旅行2017-04-18
Many families take their children on vacation. They will usually travel for a few days or weeks during school breaks. But Julie and Tim Rivenbark planned a longer vacation with their two children -- the Rivenbark family is on a one-year trip around the wo
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:私人住宅举办迷你演唱会愈发流行2017-04-18
Attending a live musical performance in a huge sports center with thousands of other supporters of the musician is exciting. Even in a smaller place, such as a restaurant or theater, a skilled performer can provide a great show. Here in the U.S., a very d
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:《超能陆战队》采用最新电影技术2017-04-18
The latest animated film from Disney, Big Hero 6, is a mix of science, technology and art. High-level technology was used in the making of the movie. One of its main characters is a robot based on real world science.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:单向组合(One Direction)打破《公告牌》Billboard榜记录2017-04-18
If you have a young daughter, and you celebrate Christmas, there is a good chance that One Directions latest album Four will be on your shopping list. The British boy band released the CD November 17th. Days later, it pushed Taylor Swifts album 1989 out o
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:饥饿游戏3(自由幻梦)票房火爆2017-04-18
The latest movie in The Hunger Games series was number one in ticket sales for its opening last weekend. However, it did not make as much as the openings of the other two movies in the series.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:新奥尔良乐队Bonerama的三长号引领大游行2017-04-18
New Orleans is a city famous for its food, mix of cultural influences and of course, its music. The city known as the Big Easy is the birthplace of several styles of popular American music including jazz and ragtime. New Orleans has a long history of comb
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:泰勒·斯威夫特与碧昂斯荣膺最佳音乐与吸金王2017-04-18
It is all about women on today's music piece. They made some interesting news this week. But there is also some news you might have expected.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电影是帮助美国士兵处理心理健康问题2017-04-18
A film project is helping American soldiers deal with mental health problems caused by the violence of war. The condition is called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The project gets soldiers to share their experiences with friends, family members
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:米兰达兰伯特赢得美国乡村音乐协会奖2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. The Country Music Association held its yearly awards Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennesee. Country music stars were out in full force for the event.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:第一代苹果电脑——旧科技,新纪录2017-04-18
In the 1970s, a young man named Steve Wozniak made something no one had ever built before. He created a computer "motherboard" that did not need to be put together by the person who bought it.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:万圣节——孩子与商家的节日2017-04-18
October 31st is Halloween. On that night, children around the United States will wear special clothing and make up their faces to look like frightening creatures. These little vampires, ghosts and witches will walk around their neighborhoods, knocking on
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国科曼奇印第安部落最后一个首领2017-04-18
One of the most interesting people in U.S. history is Quanah Parker, the last chief of the country's Comanche Indian tribe. Quanah Parker was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Quanah Parker was a fierce
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:服装设计师奥斯卡·德拉伦塔的家中辞世2017-04-18
Clothing designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in the American state of Connecticut. He was 82 years old. His wife said he died of problems related to cancer.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:旧金山两电台禁播"Royals"2017-04-18
The city of San Francisco, California, is home to the Giants Major League Baseball team. The team is playing the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 World Series championship. The best-of-seven-games series begins at Kauffman Stadium in the Midwest state of M
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国摇滚名人堂2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for induction this year. The 15 choices cover more than 50 years in music.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:艺术家为无家可归者建造房屋2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. An artist in Oakland, California is using his skills to help the homeless. Greg Kloehn builds very small shelters that make life on the streets a little more comfortable.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:托尼·本内特与Lady Gaga合作专辑《Cheek To Cheek》2017-04-18
Singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are sitting on top of Billboards Top Two Hundred Albums list. Their joint album of long-standing jazz hits Cheek to Cheek was released September 23rd.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“饥饿游戏”原声大碟发布2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Moviegoers now have less than a month to wait for the release of the third Hunger Games movie. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One, will open in theaters across the United States on
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:当下流行的美国音乐故事2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Our recent story about popular American music of the moment seemed to get our web visitors talking. Many of you told us about your favorite pop, country and rhythm and blues performers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:街头艺术家在华盛顿特区建筑物涂鸦2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Washington D.C. has a graffiti problem. That is a problem it shares with many large cities around the world. Graffiti is an illegal form of artistic expression.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿丽亚娜新专辑没有“问题”2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. The first three albums on Billboard magazines Top 200 best-selling albums list this week represent three major music styles.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:13岁,最年轻的纽约时装周的设计师2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I'm Caty Weaver. Every September, clothing designers gather in New York City to present their springtime creations to the public. The city also holds a fashion week in February to show clothes for aut
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:无处不在的艺术2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Have you ever see the painting called Allies Day, 1917 by the American artist Childe Hassam? You can find it in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. But you could also find a c
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:苹果手机云存储漏洞导致好莱坞“艳照门”2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. What do actor Jennifer Lawrence, singer Ariana Grande and model Kate Upton have in common? Of course they are all beautiful, successful women in the public eye.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国万花筒:凯蒂·佩里在颁奖晚会上的蓝色牛仔裤2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Today we are talking about the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. It was a big week for the entertainment industry in the United States. On Monday night the Emmy Awards honored the top stars
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:英语电影:罗宾·威廉姆斯2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. People around the world were shocked and saddened by the death of entertainer Robin Williams.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:纽约博物馆大大小小的展品2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Inside the Queens Museum in New York City there is another New York City. It is a 50-year-old model, or a kind of copy, of the town in which every street, building and park was reproduc
VOA慢速英语:培训黑客以阻止黑客2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. People who steal online information cause billions of dollars in damage every year. These criminals are called hackers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:艺术家化塑料袋为艺术品2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Making art with found materials is not a new idea. Recycled paper, cloth and metal goods can become important pictures and sculptures.
VOA慢速英语:Pharsalia Plantation Celebrates 200 with Old Time Music2017-04-18
That’s old time American music to celebrate an anniversary -- for a house. Pharsalia Plantation is on a beautiful mountain country road in Virginia. You can understand why Thomas Massie decided to build the house there in 1814. He built it on a farm in th
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:狗学校帮助狗克服飞行恐惧2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I’m June Simms. Today on the show we tell you about some unusual training for some exceptional animals: service dogs. They are are needed everywhere so there are classes to teach them about all kinds o
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:庆祝美国独立日歌曲2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I’m June Simms. Today is America’s Independence Day holiday. On July 4th, 1776, the 13 American colonies officially declared their independence from Britain. It took several years of fighting, but the
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:华盛顿特区新摩天轮亮灯2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Washington, D.C. now has a Ferris wheel. We will tell you all about. Ferris wheels are very tall, rounded structures that move in circular motion from top to bottom.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新思维看待安迪·沃霍尔的电脑艺术2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I’m Caty Weaver. Today on the show we take a look at some recently recovered works by former pop culture artist Andy Warhol.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:斯普林斯汀发布新书2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. On the show today, its all about The Boss Bruce Springsteen. Musician, singer, songwriter Bruce Springsteen is one of the worlds best-selling artists, with a career that covers 40 years
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:在美华人希望在美国延续中国传统文化2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. The Chinese art of paper cutting has a long history. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has recognized the art, called Jianzhi, on its Intangible Cultur
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:索德伯新影片讲述校园枪击案2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic, from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Americans faced yet another gun tragedy last week in California. In the latest incident, the attacker killed six people and then himself.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:A Love of Books Born of Writing Them2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Caty Weaver. Today on the show we meet some very young book writers. Reading a book can stretch the imagination, support independent thinking and widen a persons world. Writing a book can do even mo
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:国际学生在好莱坞学习电影制作2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today on the show we learn about student filmmakers hoping to get into the movie business.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语:棋盘游戏在年轻人中日益普及2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I'm June Simms. Today on the show, we hear about the increasing popularity of board games among young people.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:培训非洲妇女制造现代篮子2017-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I'm Caty Weaver. Today on the show we meet a basket artist whose work was recently on display at the Smithsonian Craft Show. A major craft show in Washington, D.C. offers works by more than 120 artist

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