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。

VOA慢速英语:访问美国东南部萨姆特要塞2017-02-11
American Mikah Meyer has an unusual goal. He wants to visit all of the more than 400 properties operated by the National Park Service. He spent the month of January visiting historic areas in the southeastern United States.
VOA慢速英语:美国国家公园管理局之父——伍德罗·威尔逊2016-12-31
Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th president, has said, "I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota." Today, we visit a national park in the state named in his honor.
VOA慢速英语:华盛顿州奥林匹克国家公园2016-12-24
With mountains, beaches, forests, and glaciers, there is truly something for everyone in Washington States Olympic National Park.
VOA慢速英语:万湖之州明尼苏达国家公园2016-12-17
You must have a strong desire to see Voyageurs to make the visit. It is not an easy place to get to. Much of the park is accessible only by boat.
VOA慢速英语:亚利桑那州石化林国家公园:古代和壮观2016-12-10
The word forest may mislead visitors. The park is in a desert. And the word petrified -- which can mean afraid-- may scare visitors away! But fear not. Petrified Forest gets its name from the trees that have, over millions of years, turned to stone.
VOA慢速英语:维尔京群岛国家公园:美国的天堂2016-12-03
The Virgin Islands National Park is a tropical paradise on the island of St. John. The park covers more than half of the small island. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south.
VOA慢速英语:阿拉斯加冰川湾国家公园:土地重生2016-11-26
Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park is both a beautiful place to visit, and a history lesson in glacier activity
VOA慢速英语:犹他州锡安国家公园(宰恩国家公园)2016-11-19
This week, our national parks journey brings us to the state of Utah. Here, you will find narrow canyons, steep cliffs, and hidden river valleys. Welcome to Zion National Park!
VOA慢速英语:弗吉尼亚州谢南多厄国家公园2016-11-12
This week on our national parks journey, we visit a mountainous landscape on America’s east coast. Within the park are rocky peaks, rolling green hills, and spectacular waterfalls. It is also famous for its autumn colors. Welcome to Shenandoah!
VOA慢速英语:水下探索佛罗里达比斯坎湾国家公园2016-11-05
This week, we head to southern Florida. Here, you will find blue-green seas, marine wildlife, and islands that hold thousands of years of human history. Welcome to Biscayne National Park!
VOA慢速英语:肯塔基州猛犸洞国家公园2016-10-29
This week on our national parks journey, we head to the southeastern state of Kentucky. Here you will find rolling hills and thick green forests. But beneath the land is a strange and silent underground world. Welcome to Mammoth Cave National Park!
VOA慢速英语:美国最大国家公园:兰格尔-圣伊莱亚斯Wrangell-St. Elias2016-10-22
Today we are visiting a vast and remote park in the state of Alaska. The park is bigger than the country of Switzerland. It is six times the size of Yellowstone. In fact, it is the largest national park in America. Its name is Wrangell-St. Elias.
VOA慢速英语:犹他州拱门国家公园:奇怪而美丽的世界2016-10-15
This week, we visit a park filled with strange and beautiful colored rock formations. These formations have been created over millions of years. They curve and narrow and balance on top of one another. Many seem to ignore the rules of gravity. Welcome to Arches National Park!
VOA慢速英语:美国科罗拉多州:黑峡谷甘尼森国家公园2016-10-08
Our national parks journey this week takes us to the western state of Colorado. There, you will find a 77-kilometer-long canyon. The canyon is so narrow and so deep that sunlight shines only briefly at the bottom at midday. That frequent darkness is what has given this canyon its name.
VOA慢速英语:怀俄明州大提顿山国家公园2016-10-01
Grand Teton National Park includes mountains where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, boat on the Snake River, see historical sites or enjoy the peace of the place.
VOA慢速英语:阿肯色州温泉国家公园:放松的水域2016-09-24
This week on our national parks journey, we head south to the state of Arkansas. It is home to a national park that is perfect for resting and renewing a tired body. Welcome to Hot Springs National Park!
VOA慢速英语:和平和安静的在皇家岛国家公园2016-09-17
Isle Royale is surrounded by the deep blue waters of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake on Earth by area. The park’s quiet forests and rocky shores offer a kind of solitude and peace not found in some of the more popular national parks.
VOA慢速英语:红杉和国王峡谷国家公园:加州内华达山脉2016-09-10
This week, we visit a place where you will find the worlds largest living things, as well as the tallest mountain in the continental United States. Welcome to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, in central California!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:纪念美国国家公园管理局成立100周年2016-09-05
The year 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. Adventurer and traveler Mikah Meyer is celebrating in a big way. He is traveling all across America. He plans to visit each of the more than 400 National Park Service sites.
VOA慢速英语:阿拉斯加国家公园:海拔6190米的德纳里峰2016-09-03
Denali’s grounds covers more than 2.4 million hectares. Within the park are glaciers, clear rivers, peaceful forests, and wildlife such as wolves, moose, bears, and sheep.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:缅因州成立新国家公园庆祝管理局成立100周年2016-08-31
The large area in the northeastern state of Maine is now protected from development. The state’s legislature and governor opposed the president’s decision. National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis called the area extraordinary.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:黄石公园:美国第一个国家公园2016-08-27
The National Park Service has overseen the nation’s national parks for 100 years. Today, hear about the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone. It is one of the great wild places left not only in America but the world.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:奥巴马创建世界上最大的海洋公园2016-08-27
A marine preserve is being expanded near the Hawaiian Islands. Environmentalists are happy with the decision, but commercial fishermen are upset because key fishing areas will be off-limits.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国国家公园管理局庆祝其成立100周年2016-08-27
Today the U.S. National Park Service turns 100. It was founded in 1916.
VOA慢速英语:亚利桑那州大峡谷国家公园:美的令人窒息2016-08-20
Many writers have tried to describe the wonder of the Grand Canyon. They use words like mysterious, overpowering, and strange. But it is not possible to put human meaning to such a place. The Grand Canyon truly is beyond words.

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