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VOA Podcasts: Shows in Special English
Articles and corresponding audio on American Life and history for English learners. Read the articles and listen online, or download free podcasts.

Learn English as you read and listen to Voice of America (VOA) news stories about education, technology, current events and other topics in America. The stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English.

Read the articles and listen online, or download free MP3s.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Music Would Not Be The Same Without the Guitar Expand

 Learn how guitar just may be the most popular instrument in the world! Hear about music that features the guitar and learn about its history. Read the story, download the MP3 or listen online.

A Podcast from Voice of America Podcasts in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to the show Making of a Nation: The Heart of the Constitution.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Making of a Nation: The Heart of the Constitution Expand

Take a look at the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Download the MP3 or listen online.

A Podcast from Voice of America Podcasts in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to the show Making of a Nation: The Heart of the Constitution.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: People in America: Crazy HorseExpand

 Learn about Crazy Horse, a legendary Native American in America. Download the MP3 or listen online.

A Podcast from Voice of America Podcasts in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to the show People in America: Crazy Horse.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Words and Their Stories: Colorful ExpressionsExpand

Learn about language expressions that Americans use that include colors. Read the article, download the MP3 or listen online.

A Podcast from Voice of America Podcasts in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to the show Words and Their Expressions: Colorful Expressions.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Words and Their Stories: Dog TalkExpand

 Americans use many expressions with the word dog. Learn about their love for the animal and how they use the word. Read the article, download the MP3 or listen online.

A Podcast from Voice of America Podcasts in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to the show Words and Their Stories: Dog Talk.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: People in America: Anne LindberghExpand

Learn about an influential person in America: Anne Lindbergh. Wife of Charles Lindburgh, she was the first woman in America to get a permit to fly a glider and wrote many popular books about flying and her experiences as a woman. Read the article, download the MP3 or listen online.

A Podcast from Voice of America Podcasts in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to the show People in America: Anne Lindbergh.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Clara Barton, 1821-1912: A Life of Caring for Others Expand

A Podcast from VOA Learning English: People in America in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about people in America, including study in the U.S. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English.

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For classroom activities related to this podcast see Content Spotlight: World Red Cross Day

 

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Springtime in D.C.Expand

A Podcast from Voice of America Podcasts in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about education, including study in the U.S. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: "42" Tells the Story of Jackie Robinson's Major League Breakthrough Expand

A Podcast from VOA Learning English: American Mosaic. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about people in America, including study in the U.S. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: One World EducationExpand

Learn about One World Education, a non-profit in Washington, D.C. This is a podcast from Voice of America Shows in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about education, including study in the U.S.  Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: 1890’s Gold Rush!Expand

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A Podcast from Voice of America (VOA) Learning English: Explorations in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about interesting people, places and ideas. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free MP3s or listen online.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Everglades National Park – One of the World’s Great Biological WondersExpand

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A Podcast from Voice of America (VOA) Podcast: Everglades National Park – One of the World’s Great Biological Wonders. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about science and technology. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free MP3s or listen online.

 

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: The State of Vermont - Fertile Farmland, Green Mountains and Revolutionary HistoryExpand

A Podcast from Voice of America (VOA) Podcast: The State of Vermont: Fertile Farmland, Green Mountains and Revolutionary History. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about the USA. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free MP3s or listen online.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Words and Their Stories - Down to EarthExpand

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A Podcast from Voice of America (VOA) Podcast: Words and Their Stories: Down to Earth. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about Words and Their Stories. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free MP3s or listen online.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: American History: A Declaration Seeking Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of HappinessExpand

Listen to Voice of America (VOA) Podcast: American History: A Declaration Seeking Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show About the USA. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free MP3s or listen online.

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Add to my library  VOA Podcast: Number of International Students Attending American Colleges and Universities Continues Rising Expand

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A Podcast from VOA Learning English: Education Report in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about education, including study in the U.S. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English.

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A Podcast from VOA Learning English: News Report in Special English. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about a major story in the news. Our stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free MP3s or listen online.

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