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:纽约博物馆大大小小的展品2014-08-15
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 reproduced in small.
VOA慢速英语:培训黑客以阻止黑客2014-08-08
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2014-08-01
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 Music2014-07-18
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 the Appalachian Mountains, about three hours from Washington, D.C. Thomas Massie gave it to his son William 200 years ago as a wedding present.
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2014-07-11
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 of environments.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:庆祝美国独立日歌曲2014-07-04
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 United States won its freedom.
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2014-06-27
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2014-06-20
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2014-06-13
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2014-06-06
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 Cultural Heritage List.
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2014-05-30
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 Them2014-05-23
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 more.
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2014-05-09
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2014-05-02
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2014-04-25
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 artists.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国艺术作品世界各地展出后返回华盛顿2014-04-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today on the show we go to an art museum in Washington. American Masters at the Phillips Collection More than 200 art works by some of Americas best artists have returned home to a museum in Washington, D.C.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国航空航天局计划让学生与宇航员视频2014-04-12
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today on the show: We play music from the just announced nominees for 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:博物馆展出人类进化史2014-04-04
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today on the show, we visit a museum where art and science help tell the story of human evolution. But first, we hear about some heroic Americans.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国人喜爱蓝色牛仔裤2014-03-28
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today on the show: a little history of one of the most popular pieces of clothing in America. Then some music to go along with it.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:李小龙用生命演绎功夫2014-03-22
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. On the show today, we play music from The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. But first, we go to New York to check out a new off-Broadway play.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:不断变化的口味的啤酒2014-03-15
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today on the show we hear from the new album by country star Dierks Bentley. But first, a report on the art and science of beer making.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:艾伦·德杰尼勒斯主持奥斯卡颁奖典礼2014-03-07
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Last week, the show was all about the Oscars. This week we talk about the host of that ceremony, comedian Ellen DeGeneres. She broke an Internet record last Sunday and shes making history in China too.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:奥斯卡奖颁给…2014-02-28
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Today, we talk about the Oscars. Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国兴起在家分娩2014-02-21
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. On the show today a report on an old and newly popular birthing practice. We also hear some great jazz from the past brought to new life in a Broadway musical.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:情人节:爱的纪念日2014-02-14
Welcome to American Mosaic in VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. On the show today we explore the history of Valentines Day. Happy Valentines Day! Americans celebrate the holiday each year on February fourteenth.

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