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[翻译]:私人住宅举办迷你演唱会愈发流行2014-12-19
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 different kind of performance space is gaining in popularity.
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2014-12-13
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2014-12-05
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 of the number one position on Billboard Magazines Top Two Hundred albums chart.
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2014-11-29
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2014-11-21
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 combining musical art forms to create something different and fun.
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2014-11-15
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2014-11-12
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 and other military veterans.
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2014-11-07
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2014-11-04
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2014-10-31
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 doors and yelling trick or treat.
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2014-10-30
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 fighter. But that ended one day in 1875, when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma and began a new, peaceful life.
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2014-10-24
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"2014-10-22
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 Missouri.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国摇滚名人堂2014-10-14
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2014-10-12
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》2014-10-03
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2014-10-01
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 November 21st.
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2014-09-27
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2014-09-22
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”2014-09-13
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2014-09-12
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 autumn.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:无处不在的艺术2014-09-08
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 copy of it at a city bus stop last month.
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”2014-09-05
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2014-08-30
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 and projects in television.
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2014-08-17
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.

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