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Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.

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United States

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Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.

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English


Episodes
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Learning English Podcast - May 22, 2024

5/21/2024
On today’s podcast, an actress says ChatGPT uses her voice for its AI tool; scientists say tree rings show the summer of 2023 was the warmest in 2000 years; the war in Gaza keeps Palestinian children out of school followed by a talk on what is being done; then, ‘alternate’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - May 21, 2024

5/20/2024
On today’s podcast, Iran’s president is killed in a helicopter crash; Blue Origin sends the oldest person yet into space; research links a gene to Alzheimer’s disease followed by a discussion about what the gene APOE4 is; then, partitive nouns on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - May 20, 2024

5/19/2024
On today’s podcast, the U.N. approves another vaccine for dengue fever; social media has young South Koreans interested in Buddhism; a severe solar storm hits Earth followed by a discussion about why there was no major damage reported; then, ‘probability’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - May 19, 2024

5/18/2024
On today’s podcast, scientists in Thailand release endangered sea turtles into the wild; the U.S. Air Force flies a fighter jet using AI; with school out for the summer, will college protests end?; the meaning of ‘divide and conquer’ followed by a discussion on dividing tasks to conquer a problem.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - May 18, 2024

5/17/2024
On today’s podcast, a Mexico City taco stand is honored by fine food experts; Brazilian state lawmakers honor a dance invented by young people; a listener asks about how to increase his vocabulary; then, part four of ‘A Princess of Mars’ by Edgar Rice Burroughs on American Stories.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - May 17, 2024

5/16/2024
On today’s podcast, a U.S. teenager earns her Ph.D. degree; the U.S. food safety agency permits a health claim for yogurt; how do elephants say, hello?; doctors use AI to help a woman who cannot talk; and more about using prefixes to describe protests on Everyday Grammar.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - May 16, 2024

5/15/2024
On today’s podcast, a small poodle is top dog at Westminster Dog Show; a migration group says 76 million people are displace within their countries; researchers say smart vehicles could change traffic lights followed by a discussion of what that means; then, making predictions on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - May 14, 2024

5/13/2024
On today’s podcast, older people in China are afraid to retire because of low retirement payments; new studies find that drinking less alcohol is better for our health followed by a discussion about the term ‘dry’; then, making nouns out of verbs on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - May 13, 2024

5/12/2024
On today’s podcast, Australia announces higher financial requirement for foreign students; the U.S. wants new limits on AI models in China; NASA plans a railway on the moon followed by a discussion on NASA’s public/private partnerships; then, interjections on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - May 12, 2024

5/11/2024
On today’s podcast, scientists describe how sperm whales communicate; astronomers find a large Earth-like planet; educators think AI will be important in the hospitality industry; and ‘separate the wheat from the chaff’ on Words and their Stories followed by a discussion about the saying.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - May 11, 2024

5/10/2024
On today’s podcast, extreme weather is everywhere; country music star Randy Travis makes a comeback after a stroke; we answer a listener’s question about the word ‘call’; then, part three of “A Princess of Mars,” by Edgar Rice Burroughs on American Stories.

Duration:00:29:58

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Learning English Podcast - May 10, 2024

5/9/2024
On today’s podcast, why is the U.S. withholding some offensive weapons from Israel?; early humans ate plenty of plants; a Japanese town will block its view of Mt. Fuji; 2023 was a big year for renewable energy; then, protest prefixes on Everyday Grammar followed by a discussion about pros and cons.

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Learning English Podcast - May 09, 2024

5/8/2024
On today’s podcast, African countries get more money for new businesses tied to climate; researchers study an orangutan that used a plant to treat a wound; the U.S. aims for more sea drones followed by a discussion about why they are important; then, comparatives on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - May 08, 2024

5/7/2024
On today’s podcast, pro-Palestinian protests spread from U.S. to Europe; scientists argue about how intelligent the dinosaur T. rex really was; school closings because of heat hurt learning followed by a discussion about what an education gap is; then, the word ‘aquatic’ on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - May 07, 2024

5/6/2024
On today’s podcast, pop star Madonna performs for free on a beach in Rio de Janeiro; the first drug approved for Alzheimer’s disease is not being used very much followed by a discussion about why not many people are taking Lequembi ; then “superlatives” on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - May 06, 2024

5/5/2024
On today’s podcast, scientists want to grow crops on Mars; plastic records gain popularity in Brazil; NASA tests laser communications farther from Earth than ever before followed by a discussion about the technology; then, childhood dreams on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - May 05, 2024

5/4/2024
On today’s podcast, artificial intelligence used for “mock” turtle soup; a U.S. company wants to launch driverless trucks; pro-Palestinian protesters want to influence investment policy at colleges followed by a discussion; then, what does ‘cast a wide net’ mean? and then a talk about dating.

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Learning English Podcast - May 04, 2024

5/3/2024
On today’s podcast, China launches a spacecraft to the moon; Japanese ramen noodles gain new fans; how ‘ever’ can be used in a question followed by a discussion about question forms that are really statements; then, part two of ‘A Princess of Mars’ by Edgar Rice Burroughs on American Stories.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - May 03, 2024

5/2/2024
On today’s podcast, college officials are dealing with protests in different ways; Kenya continues to get heavy rainfall; a restaurant shows only women’s sports; listeners give feedback on statistics about their countries followed by a discussion on using big numbers in writing on Everyday Grammar.

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Learning English Podcast - May 02, 2024

5/1/2024
On today’s podcast, Afghanistan’s Taleban rulers want to increase tourism; how did the video sharing service TikTok learn become so popular? followed by a discussion about why there is a law against its activities; then, all about being nervous on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59