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。

Words And Their Stories(词语掌故)这一专题节目,旨在向学习英语的听众介绍美国英语中生动有趣的词语和惯用法,并从科学研究和通俗词源学的角度来解释它们的含意、产生的背景及其在使用过程中的演变情况等。它通过讲故事的形式讲解每一个词语。这是VOA Special English中的优秀节目之一,是学习美国英语的极好材料。通过收听这一节目,听众不仅能学到娓娓动听的掌故和地道的美国英语,而且能增加美国的社会文化背景知识,历史传统与现状的了解。

VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:stump是什么意思2017-04-18
And now the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. Every word has its own story. What does it mean? Where did it come from? And how did it get into our language?
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:做生意的成本2017-04-18
There are many expressions that business people use to talk about their business deals. Learn some very useful ones in this episode of Words and Their Stories.
VOA慢速英语:你的新年决心是什么?2017-04-18
Today we talk about the word resolution. Resolution is a word with more than one meaning.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:神秘的冰城堡酒店2017-04-18
And now the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. This week we finish the three-part story Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn. You will learn not only the ending of the mystery but also more English expressions that deal with cold.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:神秘的冰城堡酒店(二)2017-04-18
We continue learning cold weather expressions with our story, Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn. This is Part 2 of a three-part series.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:关于做家的英语词组2017-04-18
Home fills our hearts and our conversations. Learn the most common home expressions, including the somewhat confusing one: You Cant Go Home Again.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:关于做梦的英语词组2017-04-18
Scientists are still unable to explain why we dream. But we can explain how we use the word dream in our everyday conversations!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:回顾过去2017-04-18
Looking back. Remembering. The past can teach us many things. But why does it involve American football? Find out in this episode of Words and Their Stories. You will also find out what this expression means: hindsight is 20/20.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:立法过程2017-04-18
Join us now for Words and Their Stories, a program from VOA Learning English. Each week, we tell the story of words and expressions used in American English. Some of them are old. Some are new.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于军事的英语短语2017-04-18
Just because an expressions is created by a soldier doesnt mean it is only used by soldiers. Improve your conversation skills these expressions and acronyms that come from the military.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:关于按钮的英语词汇2017-04-18
Common everyday objects are found in our common everyday expressions. This time we focus on an object that people all over the world use without much thought. They are buttons!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:万圣节与鬼2017-04-18
Halloween is a fun holiday in the U.S. It’s a time for costumes and candy and scary things … like ghosts!
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:关于灰姑娘的英语词汇2017-04-18
The story of Cinderella tells about a poor girl who marries a prince. But did you know that in American English a Cinderella story has more to do with big, sweaty men than beautiful princesses? Read on to find out Cinderella story means.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:英语数字表达2017-04-18
Remember all that math you learned in school and thought youd never use? Well, many math words and expressions are in our everyday conversations! Read on to learn some of the most common.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:向你致敬!2017-04-18
We all wear clothes. And in American English, we have a lot of expressions connected to clothing! Read on to learn several useful expressions that come from the world of clothes.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:洗脑:不像你想的那么干净2017-04-18
The brain is a complex and amazing organ. But if the brain came with care instructions, one would be Dont Wash! Find out the origin of the expression brainwash and find out what why gaslights can also involved in the process.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:再见,夏天。你好,秋天。2017-04-18
Autumn is also called fall. This is probably because it is the time when trees lose their leaves and they fall to the ground. But why do we have two names for one season?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于Eureka的英语短语2017-04-18
You don’t have to be Greek to use this week’s expression, Eureka! We tell you how this exclamation is said to have arrived in American English from ancient Greece. It also gained fame as the cry of California gold seekers in the mid-1800s.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于乒乓球的英语短语2017-04-18
Some of the most common expressions in the English language come from common, everyday objects. Learn some really useful expressions that come from an object we all have in our homes.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于子弹的英语短语2017-04-18
Have you ever had to bite the bullet? Chances are you have. Learn what that expression means in this weeks Words and Their Stories. You will also learn about about bullet trains, silver bullets and other idioms without sweating bullets.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:车轮:一个值得探索的发明2017-04-18
You might stop often to think about wheels. Well, maybe it’s time you did! They’re a useful invention and they’re useful in American English expressions.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:狼是不可信任的2017-04-18
Yes, the animals can dangerous. Yes, they could eat you. But why are wolves always so bad in English expressions?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于“take”的英语短语2017-04-18
Take is such a simple word. Or is it? The word take is complicated. And it is considered one of the building block words of the English language. Combined with prepositions, the meaning changes completely. Find out more about this useful word and the many
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于“小道消息”的英语短语2017-04-18
A grapevine twists and turns. And it can grow into a very large network of vines. Find out how the grapevine became a way of sharing secret information.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于“smoke”的英语短语2017-04-18
We all know smoking is bad for your health. But these smoke expressions are great for your English!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:投赞成或反对票?2017-04-18
You could say the thumb made us humans what we are. Its development was as important an event in man’s growth as his success in learning how to walk upright.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:地道美国派2017-04-18
The saying as American as apple pie describes things that represent the best of American culture. People use this expression when talking about things like blue jeans, baseball and rock-n-roll music. But why use apple pie?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:佛洛依德与心理呓语2017-04-18
Psychobabble is a fairly new word in the English language. For about 40 years, people have been using psychobabble to describe the language of popular psychotherapy.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:词汇典故:美式英语与英式英语2017-04-18
On July 4th people in the United States celebrate Independence Day. The holiday honors the American colonies’ decision to split with Britain in 1776. To show there are no hard feelings, we look at some ways American and British English are different.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:“真家伙”2017-04-18
Is this expression from boxing? Or does it come from Prohibition days when alcohol was illegal to buy and sell? No one can agree. But read on so you can identity the real McCoy.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:关于颈部的英语表达2017-04-18
Our necks are busy holding our heads up all day. That can cause some pain. But that’s not all the neck is involved with. Read on to learn some very common phrases using the word neck.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:引起轰动!2017-04-18
In many places in the world, the sea is a place where people escape the heat. It is also a place where many American English expressions originate. But you can use them anywhere! Read on to learn sea expressions and how to use them.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:关于书的英语短语(二)2017-04-18
Books fill our lives with stories and information. They also fill American English with some great expressions. There are so many we needed two shows to talk about them all! Join us for Book Expressions: Chapter 2.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:关于书的英语短语2017-04-18
Book is a word you probably know. But it’s more complex that just something you read. So, read on! Find out the many ways this word is used. In fact, there are so many ways this is part one of a two-part series.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:Face the music2017-04-18
Some American expressions sound fun even when they are not. Learn why facing the music is not as much fun as going to a concert.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:下雨天与体育不是很配哦2017-04-18
What happens when it rains during the big game? When games are held outside, they are defenseless against the weather. Lets head out to the ballpark to learn how to talk about the weather ruining your game.
VOA慢速英语:词汇典故:莎士比亚的笔2017-04-18
April 23 is celebrated around the world as William Shakespeare’s birthday. There is probably no other writer who has influenced the English language more than the Bard of Avon, as he known to some. Read on to learn about some popular sayings that came fro
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:金字塔与庞氏骗局2017-04-18
When you work hard for your money, you do not want to lose it. And if you invest your hard-earned money, you want to see great returns. But if you’re looking to invest money, be careful! We have an expression: If a deal is too to be true, it probably is.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于腿的英语词汇2017-04-18
Legs are useful – for moving around and for expressing yourself! Read on to learn useful English expressions using the word legs and in which situations you can use them.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于自己的英语词汇2017-04-18
This show is all about you! Learn about the many uses of the word self. This useful word change make just about everything about … you!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:词汇典故:世界需要更多杰出人才2017-04-18
Someone with many abilities often is called a Jack-of-all-trades or a Renaissance person. A Renaissance man or a Renaissance woman is a little different. This expression deals with a person’s education and knowledge, not so much with his or her skills.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:词汇典故:从A到Z2017-04-18
What terms and idioms do we use to describe ... everything? Learn what from cradle to grave, everything under the sun and everything but the kitchen sink have in common.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:松一口气2017-04-18
Our breath gives us life. It gives us energy. And the word breath also gives us some great expressions! Come with us to an ocean as two friends on a scuba vacation take a breather from their busy jobs.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:一词多义之touch2017-04-18
Touch. It is one of our five senses. It is our first language. And it is very useful in everyday American English. Master this word with a lively dialogue.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:词汇典故:情人节快乐!2017-04-18
Valentine’s Day is a day for love and romantic thoughts. But love can be difficult to talk about. Not to fear. This Words and Their Stories comes just in time to help you talk about the love in your life.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:关于暴雪的英语词汇2017-04-18
People all over the world love to talk about weather. Today, we talk about expressions that come from extreme winter weather. Winters in the northern United States are cold and snowy.? Sometimes, the snows come with extremely strong winds. These snowstorm
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:快车道2017-04-18
It can be said that the United States is a driving culture. The U.S., after all, is a big country and many Americans love cars. What is life in the fast lane like? Find out and learn other idioms from the road.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:“Will”2017-04-18
Today we talk about a seemingly simple four-letter word: will. But do not be fooled. The word will is a strong noun and a powerful verb. As a verb, will requires you to do something. If you say you will take action, you have promised to do it with no excu
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:词汇典故:认真了解详细的情况2017-04-18
Words that rhyme are common in English. Nitty-gritty is both a noun and an adjective. New York City and other urban cities can be described as nitty-gritty, or rough around the edges. Read on to find out all the ways you can use this informal rhyming word
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:“偷”吻2017-04-18
Anna Matteo weaves a tale about Words and Their Stories with a song about lost loves. Around the holidays, a man runs into a woman in the grocery store. They were once in love. They share memories together and then ... Heres Annas story.
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