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:感恩节饭桌必备食物:火鸡、红薯、蔓越莓酱2015-11-26
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 Thanksgiving.
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2015-11-22
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 Screenwriter2015-11-20
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:沿着66号公路旅行的人们2015-11-15
Stunning landscapes, quirky attractions, historic architecture and brightly lit motel signs surround Route 66. But it is the people along the way who help shape the character of the Mother Road. This week, we tell you about some of those people we met during our travels.
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2015-11-13
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 agency director, “M.” Now the agent he wants revenge.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:密苏里大学校长辞职 奥巴马开通facebook主页2015-11-11
The social media announcement from football players at the University of Missouri lent support to a campus-wide movement against university president Tim Wolfe. Student protesters say Wolfe has not responded to months of incidents of racism on campus.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:一路向西的66号公路2015-11-08
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 making the long journey west.
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》2015-11-07
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2015-11-01
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2015-10-30
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2015-10-28
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:芝加哥:66号公路的开端2015-10-25
Few Americans pay attention to a brown street sign on East Adams Street in downtown Chicago. If you are not looking for it, it is easy to ignore. But every few minutes a group of international tourists take a picture in the front of the sign. It reads, Historic Route - Illinois U.S.66 - Begin.
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2015-10-24
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 excited about hearing new music from Adele.
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2015-10-21
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 landed in Hill Valley on October 21.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加州冲浪狗2015-10-04
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2015-10-03
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2015-09-14
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2015-09-12
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2015-09-06
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2015-09-06
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 recover from typhoid fever.
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2015-09-02
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'”2015-08-22
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 expressed the anger and distrust of the community.
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2015-08-18
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》2015-08-08
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2015-08-02
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.

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