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。

This Is America(今日美国) This Is America向听众介绍美国人民的生活、学习、工作和娱乐情况,是英语学习者解美国社会的一条渠道。该专题大都一个节目一个整体,每逢星期一晚播出。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:混合种裔美国人数量增长迅猛2017-04-21
The number of mixed-race Americans is increasing three times faster than the population of the United States as a whole. That information comes from the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC.
VOA慢速英语:摄影师捕捉美洲印第安人的生活变化2017-04-21
The Museum of the American Indian is showing photographs by the American Indian photographer Horace Poolaw. His work is described as captures images of traditional and mainstream American Indian culture of his time.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:混合种裔美国人数量增长迅猛2017-04-18
The number of mixed-race Americans is increasing three times faster than the population of the United States as a whole. That information comes from the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC.
VOA慢速英语:美国最高法院法官必须出自哈佛或耶鲁大学?2017-04-18
Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is following a tradition. He attended Harvard Law School in Massachusetts. The court already has five judges who attended Harvard. The court’s other three judges attended Yale Univ
VOA慢速英语:美国限制移民的历史悠久2017-04-18
Trump’s government is not the first administration to restrict immigration, including on the basis of national origin.
VOA慢速英语:更多的女性准备竞选公职2017-04-18
One result of the Women’s March on Washington may be that more women will run for elected office. Now, I want to do whatever I can, one woman said.
VOA慢速英语:美国总统就职历史上令人难忘的时刻2017-04-18
A look back at the most memorable American presidential inaugurations.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:当新奥尔良烹饪遇见越南的味道2017-04-18
Food is important to every country and in every culture. People around the world have their own types of meals they consider special. Now two chefs in New Orleans are combining traditional cooking styles from their own city and from Vietnam to make tasty
VOA慢速英语:马丁路德·金纪念日:庆祝和平的节日2017-04-18
After 15 years of debate, conservative president Ronald Reagan agreed to a holiday honoring a progressive hero who challenged the U.S. government.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国或成为能源出口国2017-04-18
U.S. energy production remains strong causing OPEC members to reduce their output in an effort to lift prices.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加州风暴吹倒两千岁红杉树2017-04-18
A powerful California storm has brought down one of the most famous trees in America. The giant sequoia fell Sunday in a northern California park during a storm that caused severe flooding.
VOA慢速英语:特朗普任命女婿为高级顾问2017-04-18
President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to a high-level position in his administration. Kushner is married to Ivanka Trump.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:福特汽车扩大美国工厂 取消墨西哥建厂计划2017-04-18
American carmaker Ford decided to expand its factory in the state of Michigan rather than build a new factory in Mexico. President-elect Donald Trump has been critical of companies that move factories overseas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:特朗普的提名面临参议院确认听证会2017-04-18
Two weeks before Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the U.S. Congress is already considering his nominees for top government positions.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:越战著名美国老兵拉里·伯恩去世2017-04-18
Larry Colburn was 18 years old when he and two other soldiers intervened to stop the killing by U.S. soldiers in 1968
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:芝加哥致力于减少枪支暴力2017-04-18
Last weekend, while many people were celebrating Christmas,61 people were shot on the streets of Chicago. Eleven were killed. The shootings come at the end of a violent year in America’s third largest city.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:日本首相安倍历史性访问夏威夷珍珠港2017-04-18
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial on Tuesday. Both he and President Barack Obama pointed to the strong alliance between their countries. Japan attacked the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor during World War II.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国旧金山叫停Uber无人驾驶汽车2017-04-18
Ride-sharing company Uber removed its self-driving cars from the streets of San Francisco, after California officials canceled the registration of the vehicles. California said Uber needed the same permit given to other companies testing self-driving tech
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国军方准备新总统就职典礼2017-04-18
In the United States, the inauguration of a new president is one of the nation’s biggest ceremonies.This year, hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to travel to Washington, DC to show their unhappiness about the election of Donald Trump.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:俄亥俄州袭击案引发对美国索马里社区的关注2017-04-18
Members of the Muslim community in Ohio have been trying to understand what made one Somali refugee carry out an attack at The Ohio State University.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国永久禁止钻探北冰洋和部分大西洋海域2017-04-18
President Barack Obama declared that the majority of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic, and certain areas in the Atlantic, will be permanently off limits to future offshore drilling leases
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国造船公司使用古法培训工人2017-04-18
Newport News Shipbuilding operates an apprenticeship program that trains workers in the skills needed to build modern warships
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:数百万美国公民生活在美国的自治区2017-04-18
Many parts of the United States were first territories with the plan that they would someday become States. But in the late 19th and early 20th century, some areas came under the U.S. government’s control without any plan for them to ever become states.
VOA慢速英语:多数美国人生活在共和党控制州2017-04-18
Republicans have worked for many years to take control of state legislatures and governorships from Democrats. Their efforts have been very successful.
VOA慢速英语:美国小镇准备迎接叙利亚难民2017-04-18
Not everyone in the town of 16,000 people supports the mayor’s decision to bring 100 refugees into the town every year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:2017年将是美军在太平洋地区困难的一年2017-04-18
China has become more aggressive in the area, and countries like the Philippines and North Korea are also a threat.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国将反击俄罗斯在美国选举期间实施的网络攻击2017-04-18
President Barack Obama says the U.S. will take action against Russia for carrying out cyberattacks during the election. He said intelligence agencies had concluded that Russia was responsible for leaking emails of political institutions. Obama did not spe
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国寻找俄罗斯干涉美国大选证据2017-04-18
President Obama and top Republicans in Congress have agreed to investigate apparent Russian attacks on American computers. Some believe the cyberattacks were designed to influence the 2016 election.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:约翰格伦:美国第一个环绕地球宇航员去世 享年95岁2017-04-18
On February 20,1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. He orbited three times during the almost five-hour flight.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:戴伦·鲁夫枪击黑人教堂乃白人种族仇视的觉醒?2017-04-18
A US jury has found a young white supremacist guilty of hate crimes in the killing of nine people at a black church in South Carolina last June.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国公司帮助小农户增加收入2017-04-18
A lawyer left his corporate law work and moved to his family’s farm. He now helps other farmers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:TingVOA英语网祝大家感恩节快乐!2017-04-18
Do you like to cook? How about eat? Either way, American Thanksgiving is the holiday for you.
VOA慢速英语:新移民在美国国家公园宣誓 正式成为公民2017-04-18
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday this year by holding citizenship ceremonies in national park sites across the U.S.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:性别歧视将影响美国总统选举吗?2017-04-18
Why did it take so long for a woman to be nominated in a country that works to empower women around the world? And, do feelings about the place of women affect how Americans react to a female candidate?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:以色列前总理西蒙·佩雷斯去世 享年93岁2017-04-18
The world is mourning the death of Israel’s Shimon Peres, who passed away Wednesday at age 93. His death came two weeks after he suffered a severe stroke. Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, held nearly every major political post in Israel, including prime
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:数百万美国人将使用无纸化投票机2017-04-18
An estimated one-fourth of U.S. voters live in areas that will use paperless voting machines, according to Reuters. The machines can have problems that result in votes being wrongly recorded. Last week, U.S. defense officials repeated concerns cyber attac
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2017-04-18
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.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国吃货也爱亚洲菜2017-04-18
A documentary about Asian food in America shows how tastes evolved beyond Chinese food.
VOA慢速英语:阿拉斯加国家公园:海拔6190米的德纳里峰2017-04-18
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:美国家长在子女学校当志愿者2017-04-18
A group called the National Center for Fathering wants fathers to be more involved with their children at schools. Its Watch D.O.G.S. program tries to get men to spend at least one full day at their child’s school during every school year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:路易斯安那州洪水:邻里相助渡难关2017-04-18
Disaster is nothing new for Louisiana. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed over 1,800 people. Now, the state is dealing with record flooding in and near Baton Rouge, the state’s capital city. President Barack Obama and others are praising the neighbor-helpi
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国职业女性仍遭遇“隐形天花板”2017-04-18
2016 is a big year for American women. Last month, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to receive a major party nomination for president in the United States. But does her nomination mean all restrictions on woman and their careers are gone?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:希拉里抨击特朗普发展经济计划2017-04-18
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blasted opponent Donald Trump’s tax and trade proposals as she laid out her own economic plan Thursday. Trump had outlined his economic policies earlier on Monday during a speech in Detroit. He also critic
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国官员返回学校帮助学生处理暴力2017-04-18
It has been a violent summer in parts of the United States. In Minnesota and Louisiana, young black men were killed by police. A short time later, police officers were shot and killed in Texas and Louisiana. Some schools are prepared to offer support for
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:特朗普承诺减税和减少商业法规以改善美国经济2017-04-18
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a speech Monday outlining his economic policies. Trump focused on his plans to lower taxes for families and corporations. He also said he would reduce regulations on businesses and reform trade and energ
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国其他小政党的总统候选人分别是谁?2017-04-18
Most attention in the U.S. presidential race is going to Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. But two other candidates – Libertarian Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party – are now getting more publicity and rising in the polls.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:州博览会:品尝美国油炸食品2017-04-18
If you are visiting the U.S. this summer, make a state fair part of your trip. These classic American events include farm animals, music from top performers, and lots and lots of fried food. In an election year like this one, you might also see a future p
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:你心目中的总统是希拉里还是特朗普?2017-04-18
The Democratic and Republican Party conventions have ended. The Democrats nominated Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate. The Republicans chose Donald Trump. The candidates have different ideas about America’s problems. One expert says: There’s
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:希拉里呼吁民主党团结迎接挑战2017-04-18
Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the nomination at the Democratic Party National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She spoke to the cheering crowd about the need to unite to deal with the nation’s challenges.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:八年后希拉里终获民主党提名2017-04-18
Clinton received the Democratic Party’s nomination at their convention in Philadelphia. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state is now looking to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling to become president of the United States.
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