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。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:什么是杰利蝾螈(Gerrymander)?2019-01-01
The term was first used in 1812 by an artist who made pictures for a newspaper. The artist wanted to call attention to a strangely-shaped voting area in the state of Massachusetts.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国人口普查细则及其作用2018-12-25
By counting the population, the Census helps determine how many lawmakers each area will send to Congress.
VOA慢速英语:什么是美国众议院?2018-12-18
Many U.S. news stories talk about the House. But not everyone knows what that means.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:什么是美国参议院?2018-12-11
The U.S. Senate has been called the world’s greatest deliberative body.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国如何制定法律2018-12-04
The United States Congress is responsible for making and approving federal laws – rules that everyone in the country must follow. But exactly how do those laws get made? The process is not easy, and it takes a long time.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国国会大厦简史2018-11-27
Changes to the U.S. Capitol show the countrys history.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:你了解美国国会大厦吗?2018-11-20
The Capitol building is one of the best-known symbols of the U.S. government.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国国会的职能是什么?2018-11-13
In the United States, voters choose members of Congress every two years. But what exactly is Congress?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2015年美国最高法院裁定同性婚姻合法2018-08-30
Justice Kennedy said the Constitution gave same-sex couples who wanted to marry equal dignity in the eyes of the law. Other justices disagreed, saying the decision challenged the traditional definition of marriage and took away voters ability to decide th
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:焚烧美国国旗合法吗?2018-08-07
In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled on whether burning the American flag could be considered free speech.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:健康妇女是否应拥有堕胎权?2018-07-25
This 1973 case is back in the news as the U.S. government names a new Supreme Court justice. Will the nominee support or end Americans' right to end a pregnancy?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:1967年之前异族通婚在美国是非法的2018-07-14
This case goes all the way back to the 1691. At that time, the colony of Virginia said people of different races could not get married. Such restrictions remained in effect well into the 20th century. The restrictions did not prevent two Virginians, named
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:如果你在美国被捕了怎么办?2018-06-26
Miranda versus Arizona strengthened protections for people suspected of a crime.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:媒体能批评政府官员吗?2018-06-13
In 1964, the Supreme Court considered whether media can criticize public officials -- even if reporters get some facts wrong.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“政教分离”是什么意思?2018-05-30
The First Amendment that says, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. In other words, the U.S. government is not permitted to declare and support a national religion.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国历史:布朗诉教育委员会案2018-05-15
Brown versus Board of Education is one of the country’s most important cases. It overturned an earlier Supreme Court decision, and it helped launch the civil rights movement.
VOA慢速英语:美国最有权势的人是谁?2018-04-20
Here is a question: who is the most powerful person in the United States? No, the answer is not the president. The answer is not even one person. Some observers would argue the most powerful people are the nine judges – called justices – who sit on the Su
VOA慢速英语:美国最高法院的崛起2018-03-20
This story is the first in a series about the Supreme Court of the United States. In the coming months, watch for text, audio, and video that explain what the Supreme Court is, why it is important (and disputed) in American culture, and how the justices r
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国最高法院对枪支有什么看法?2018-03-13
The recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has changed its mind about gun rights.
VOA慢速英语:总统日的由来2018-03-02
The third Monday of February is known as Presidents’ Day in the United States.

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