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 又名“慢速英语”,是VOA 专为全国际非英语国家初学英语的听众组织的一种简易、标准的英语播送节目。该节目创始于50年代晚期,是VOA 的专家们研讨怎么与国际各地的英语学习者进行外交的产品。它正式开播于1959年10月。其时只面向欧洲和中东,但由于这个节目合适许多国家英语学习者的需求,所以它的播送目标不久就扩展到国际其他区域,并很快在全国际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播送一次,对加勒比区域每晚播送一次(星期天在外),对东南亚播送次数最多,每天上午两次,晚上三次。

This Is America(今天美国) This Is America向听众介绍美国人民的日子、学习、工作和文娱状况,是英语学习者解美国社会的一条途径。该专题大都一个节目一个全体,每当星期一晚播出。

该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:美国亚裔集体快速生长并多样化2017-09-19
The Pew Research Center expects Asian Americans to become the largest immigrant group in the U.S. over the next 50 years, passing Hispanics.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:研讨称崇奉基督教的美国人白人人数创新低2017-09-14
The number of Americans who identify as white and Christian now represents less than 50 percent of the United States population. A new study released Wednesday says immigrants have driven the decrease along with a growing number of Americans who reject or
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:人们为什么要自拍?2017-09-05
Why do people take selfies? Researchers at Syracuse University in New York tried to answer that question. They came up with some surprising answers.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:民权首领帕克斯或重返美国2017-09-04
The Detroit home of the late civil rights activist Rosa Parks was moved to Berlin, Germany. Now, the man who helped bring the Parks home to Germany says it should be returned to the United States.
现金网开户:为什么有些美国人还在搞内战2017-08-20
General Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate Army during the United States Civil War, died in 1870. But in some ways, he lives today.
现金网开户:你走遍美国50个州吗?2017-08-05
People spend the summer traveling through the United States. But how many have visited all 50 states?
现金网开户:华盛顿特区宣布美国第一张性别中立驾照和身份证2017-07-11
Washington DC was the first American city to issue gender neutral driver’s licenses and identification documents. The new policy allows people to choose X as their gender if they do not identify as either male or female.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:7月4日——美国独立日2017-07-05
Most Americans celebrate Independence Day with barbecues, parades and, yes, fireworks. But a few celebrate by eating all the hot dogs they can.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:哈里特·图伯曼马里兰故居敞开游客观赏2017-07-04
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is a 200-kilometer self-guided path that goes through eastern Maryland. The byway is named for Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and became a leading abolitionist.
现金网开户:美国土著部落齐聚庆祝部落文明2017-07-04
It is pow wow season in the United States. That is a time when Native American groups gather to connect, celebrate tribal cultures, and express their patriotism.
现金网开户:美国鼓起土葬之风2017-07-04
The purpose of green burials is to speed up the breakdown of human remains through natural processes. They are far different from what many Americans experience when they die.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:美国原住民呼吁从头审视白令海峡移民理论2017-06-27
Scientific discoveries have led some scientists to say that the leading theory of how humans first came to North America may not be entirely correct.
现金网开户:差人科斯比枪杀布衣被判无罪凸显美国司法精力2017-06-27
In the Bill Cosby sexual misconduct case, the jury could not reach a decision. In another case, involving the police shooting of a driver, the jury found the officer not guilty. The two cases, while very different, are examples of how juries work in the A
现金网开户:经过重划选区取得政治优势2017-06-19
A recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina is just the latest fight over redistricting. It dates back to 1789, when James Madison, the 4th president of the United States, ran for the new American Congress.
现金网开户:美国退伍军人在阿富汗卖香料2017-06-19
They are trying to develop new markets for saffron -- one of the world’s most expensive spices. It is grown for them in Afghanistan, where the spice is not popular.
现金网开户:阵亡纪念日:一名前战俘叙述越南战争2017-06-19
As Americans observe Memorial Day, a former U.S. Air Force captain recalls his experiences in the Vietnam War. Today, he tells people We should forget, forgive and love our enemies.
现金网开户:美国清真寺男女在一起祈求2017-05-15
Muslim men are usually separated from women during religious services in mosques around the world. But one mosque in California has opened up to let men and women pray side-by-side.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:前总统比尔克林顿与作家詹姆斯帕特森协作出版2017-05-14
Former United States president Bill Clinton is joining with American writer James Patterson to write a novel. The book will be called The President is Missing. It is to be released in June 2018.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:与奴隶有关的纪念碑被移除2017-05-06
New Orleans has removed the first of four statues connected to the Confederacy. The Confederacy lost the Civil War, which took place from 1861-1865. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the Confederacy’s support of slavery means it does not deserve a pla
现金网开户:特朗普履职白日都干了啥?2017-04-26
April 29 will be Donald Trump’s 100th day as president. Why do Americans keep talking about this anniversary?
现金网开户:摄影师捕捉美洲印第安人的日子改变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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:混合种裔美国人数量增加迅猛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.
现金网开户:美国最高法院法官有必要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
现金网开户:美国约束移民的历史悠久2017-04-18
Trump’s government is not the first administration to restrict immigration, including on the basis of national origin.
现金网开户:更多的女人预备竞选公职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.
现金网开户:美国总统上任历史上令人难忘的时间2017-04-18
A look back at the most memorable American presidential inaugurations.
该音频有LRC字幕 现金网开户附字幕:当新奥尔良烹饪遇见越南的滋味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
现金网开户:马丁路德·金纪念日:庆祝平和的节日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 现金网开户附字幕:美国或成为动力出口国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 现金网开户附字幕: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.
现金网开户:特朗普录用女婿为高级顾问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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:福特轿车扩展美国工厂 撤销墨西哥建厂方案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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:特朗普的提名面对参议院承认听证会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 现金网开户附字幕:越战闻名美国老兵拉里·伯恩逝世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 现金网开户附字幕:芝加哥致力于削减枪支暴力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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:日本首相安倍历史性拜访夏威夷珍珠港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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:美国旧金山叫停Uber无人驾驶轿车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 现金网开户附字幕:美国军方预备新总统上任典礼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 现金网开户附字幕:俄亥俄州突击案引发对美国索马里社区的重视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 现金网开户附字幕:美国永久制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 现金网开户附字幕:美国造船公司运用古法训练工人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 现金网开户附字幕:数百万美国公民日子在美国的自治区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.
现金网开户:大都美国人日子在共和党操控州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.
现金网开户:美国小镇预备迎候叙利亚难民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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:2017年将是美军在太平洋区域困难的一年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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:美国将反击俄罗斯在美国推举期间施行的网络进犯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 现金网开户附字幕:美国寻觅俄罗斯干与美国大选依据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 现金网开户附字幕:约翰格伦:美国第一个盘绕地球宇航员逝世 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 现金网开户附字幕:戴伦·鲁夫枪击黑人教堂乃白人种族敌视的觉悟?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 现金网开户附字幕[翻译]:美国公司协助小农户增加收入2017-04-18
A lawyer left his corporate law work and moved to his family’s farm. He now helps other farmers.
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