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:英语日常语法:谈话中的名词短语2017-03-17
Today, we teach you how Americans use certain phrases to show they are uncertain. Sometimes they use these phrases to shorten their sentences, too. These phrases are sometimes called coordination tags. These include or something like that, and things like that, as well as and stuff like that.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:常用的名词2017-03-10
Today we are going to explore two of the most commonly used nouns in American English: people and thing. Americans generally use the word people to make a general statement about life. The word thing can have many meanings.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:英语日常语法:介词的用法2017-03-03
This episode of Everyday Grammar explores the prepositions provide with, provide to and provide for.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:日常谈话中的歧义(二)2017-02-24
Anyway is a common adverb that you will hear in everyday speech. Like many other adverbs, it can appear at the beginning, middle, and end of a sentence. Its meaning can change depending on where it is found in the sentence.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:日常谈话中的歧义2017-02-17
Two common ways that Americans show contrast or disagreement are by using the words though and but. They may use these words in specific ways to be more or less forceful. Learning these ways to disagree is not easy. It can take a long time to learn how grammar, word choice, and culture work together
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:在谈话中常见的副词2017-02-10
In Everyday Grammar, we examine some of the most important adverbs that you will hear in everyday speech. They are called amplifiers and downtoners.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:对话中的副词和形容词选择2017-02-03
In todays report, we will study how conversational grammar differs from written and formal grammatical structures. Americans often use adjective forms in place of adverbs. Americans also may use an adverb but choose not to say an –ly ending.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:过去时态2017-01-27
In todays Everyday Grammar, we will try to solve a mystery: why do some Americans use the past tense when they are talking about the present? The simple past tense is used for actions or situations that happened in the past. However, as with many grammar rules, there are exceptions.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:短语动词2017-01-20
Today we return to a very common verb form in English – phrasal verbs. You will find one phrasal verb in every 192 words of written English. They will make your English sound more natural once you begin using them correctly. In an earlier program, we explained how and why English speakers use them.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:That的用法2017-01-19
Today, we are going to explore a mysterious word in English that seems to appear and disappear at will!
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:常被误用的英语单词和短语2017-01-13
Even native English speakers make the mistakes you will read and hear about today.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:完成进行时2017-01-06
Perfect progressive tenses generally express how long an action has been happening. The Everyday Grammar team has some tips to make these tricky verb tenses a little bit easier to understand.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:完美时态2016-12-30
What are the hardest tenses for English learners? Many would say they are the perfect tenses. These confusing verb structures show how an event in the past has an effect on the present. Let the Everyday Grammar team make them easier for you.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:that的用法2016-12-16
Today, we are going to explore a mysterious word in English that seems to appear and disappear at will!
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:动词时态2016-12-09
Today on Everyday Grammar, we give you a basic overview of the verb tense system in English.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:了解动词“Get”2016-12-02
From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. So, Alice, what did you do last night? Well, I was at home, getting ready to go to the movies. I was getting my shoes on when I got a feeling that something strange was going to happen.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:感恩节的火鸡与语法2016-11-25
In todays report, we explore what Thanksgiving can teach you about English verbs. In particular, we will show you how Thanksgiving can teach you to use stative verbs. We will also show you the difference between stative and progressive verbs.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:副词Always2016-11-18
In todays program, we explore a single word: always. Always is not as movable as other adverbs. Always generally is found after BE verbs and auxiliary verbs, but before other verbs. When speakers emphasize always, its meaning changes
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:语法与总统选举(二)2016-11-04
When politicians give speeches, they talk about any number of things, such as their beliefs, personal history, or opinions on major issues. Today, we explore another strategy politicians often use to present ideas: sentence cohesion.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:语法与总统选举(一)2016-10-28
Political candidates like to use certain grammatical structures when they speak. They use these structures because they can have a rhetorical effect. In todays program, we explore one common structure: the deliberate fragment.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:提高你的语法和发音2016-10-21
English speakers use different grammatical structures to change the sound of a sentence. Today, we consider a simple word: there. We will learn how to use the word there to change the sound of a sentence. We will also learn how grammar controls when the speaker emphasizes the word there.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:音乐词汇短语2016-10-14
Today we explore movability - the way English speakers move words to different places in a sentence. Many great musicians, poets, and speechwriters use movable phrases when they are writing or speaking. They want to make sure an important word or idea comes at a certain part of a sentence.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:学习分词短语与著名歌曲2016-10-07
Participial phrases often act as adjectives in a sentence. The phrases change the meaning of a noun or noun phrase. Participial phrases are often complex for English learners. Today, we show you how you can get participial phrases by reducing relative clauses.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:听英文歌也能学英语吗?2016-09-30
You may not realize it, but musicians like Bob Marley and BB King are actually teaching you about English grammar in each song they perform.
VOA慢速英语:英语日常语法:什么是状语?(二)2016-09-23
Adverbials can add more information to many common sentence patterns in English. By learning and mastering adverbials, English learners can improve their writing and speaking skills.
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