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:给绝症患者最后的关怀2014-02-08
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. When people hear the word hospice, they usually link it to death and dying.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2014年超级碗:野马vs海鹰2014-02-04
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Sunday is one of the biggest days of the year for sports fans in the United States. It is Super Bowl Sunday, when the two best football teams of the year go head to head in the National Football Leagues yearly championship game. Steve Ember has more.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:为城市贫民提供食物和农业教育2014-01-24
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. In many U.S. cities people live in neighborhoods considered food deserts. These are areas where healthy, fresh foods are not easily available. An organization in the nations capital is working in one neighborhood to improve its access to healthy food. Milagros Ardin reports.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:马里兰州BioLab给当地高中带来科学设备2014-01-17
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. If you were a high school student how would you like to learn about science? Would you want to sit in a class looking at pictures in a textbook or working on a computer? Or would you like to perform experiments in a modern laboratory with help from real scientists?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:博物馆的修复福音音乐项目2014-01-11
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. Americas Smithsonian Institution plans to add some rare music recordings to a new Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC. For the past few years, the recordings have been stored at Baylor University in Texas. Steve Ember has more about the collection, known as the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2013年流行音乐的得与失2014-01-03
Welcome to American Mosaic from VO Learning English. Im Katherine Cole. We play music every week on this show, but we still cant report on all the albums released or all the artists who produce good work in one year. So, here is Jim Bertel with our 2013 issue of Music We Missed.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:华盛顿附近农场体验殖民时期生活2013-12-27
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Katherine Cole. Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a US national park just outside Washington, DC. It is a place where time seems to have stopped in the 1770s. Workers at the park recreate and reenact the world of typical tenant farmers of the late 18th century.
VOA慢速英语:冰球有助于孩子锻炼和团队合作2013-12-07
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. More and more American children are playing ice hockey. Parents find the sport helps to keep their children physically active and teaches them the value of teamwork. Kelly Jean Kelly reports about a group of young players with a special story to tell.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:华盛顿国家动物园熊猫宝宝健康成长2013-11-29
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. On the show today, we play music you can find in a special online sales event. We also tell about a training program to help former women prisoners re-enter society. But first, a report on the cute, furry baby at the National Zoo.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:五角大楼前局长罗伯特·盖茨领导美国童子军2013-11-08
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­June Simms. On the show today, we play some music about soldiers. We also explore the history of the word OK. But first, we tell you about the new leader of the Boy Scouts of America.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:永远的摇滚传奇卢里德2013-11-04
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Kelly Jean Kelly. On the show today, we play some music by Lou Reed, who died earlier this week. But first, we tell you about a new stage production of a classic play.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:万圣节的真正的恐怖?花费高!2013-10-29
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. On we tell you about a robot made with the help of medical technology. Then, it is all about Halloween. How much will the holiday cost Americans this year? What is everybody wearing? And which music will truly scare those trick and treaters?
VOA慢速英语:Malala Yousafzai, a Year After the Attack2013-10-18
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Avi Arditti. This week on our show, we have music from Lorde, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. We explain how a Somali-American found himself acting in a major new film with one of Hollywoods biggest stars.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:底特律将不得不出售其著名的艺术收藏?2013-10-04
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Kelly Jean Kelly. On the show today, we play music from some singing nuns. We also learn about a program that helps troubled women start new lives. But first, we go Detroit, Michigan where some city residents are worried about the future of their famous art museum.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:幸运的牲畜转到马里兰动物庇护所2013-09-27
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Kelly Jean Kelly. On the show today, we play music on a new album from Sean Kingston. We also answer a question about casinos in the United States. But first we go to Poolesville, Maryland, where some farm animals have found a safe home.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:数百年来波托马克河上的白色渡轮2013-09-13
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Kelly Jean Kelly. On the show today, we play unlucky music in honor of Friday the 13th! We also tell about a Muslim American rapper who sings about Jesus. But first, we take a boat ride across the Potomac River near Washington.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:向弗吉尼亚州贫困儿童提供学习用品2013-09-06
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im June Simms. On the show today, we play new music from two singer-songwriters. We also tell about a campaign to collect school supplies for needy children.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:人类的火星旅行2013-08-31
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! Im June Simms. On our show today, we play some of the biggest hit songs of the summer. And we visit a natural history museum in Los Angeles County, California, where living things are part of the show.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:有趣的美国乡村庆典2013-08-23
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! Im June Simms. On the show today, we play music from a first album by country group Florida Georgia Line. We also visit Money Island, New Jersey, a coastal community still recovering from a powerful ocean storm last year. But first, we go to a fair!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:底特律将不得不出售其著名的艺术收藏?2013-08-16
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Kelly Jean Kelly. On the show today, we play music from some singing nuns. We also learn about a program that helps troubled women start new lives. But first, we go Detroit, Michigan where some city residents are worried about the future of their famous art museum.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:记录洛杉矶的街头艺术2013-08-09
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! Im June Simms. On the show today, we remember the life and music of George Duke. We also take a look at a new movie by director Woody Allen. But first, we hit the streets of Los Angeles, California, where one photographer finds art in unlikely places.
VOA慢速英语:Rosetta Project Aims to Save Languages for Future Generations2013-08-02
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! Im June Simms. On the show today, we play songs from a new album by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:访问华盛顿工艺啤酒厂2013-07-28
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! Im Steve Ember. On the show today, we play songs from artists who performed at last weekends Pitchfork Music Festival. We also visit an independent craft brewery in Washington DC to learn about the American beer industry.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:瑜伽是如何帮助有需要的人的2013-07-19
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English! I’m Faith Lapidus. On the show today, we play songs from the television show Glee, which recently lost one of its biggest stars. We also hear about what life is like for stay-at-home mothers in America.
VOA慢速英语:Summer In America:Best Places to Go2013-07-12
Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. Im Kelly Jean Kelly. On the show today, we play more hit summer songs. We also learn about the best places in America to visit during the summer. But first, we go to a small town in Maryland that is supporting its local artists.

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