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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.

Location:

Washington, DC

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VOA

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

2022034984


Episodes
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Learning English Podcast - July 20, 2024

7/19/2024
On the weekend podcast, people relearn the ancient tradition of bell ringing; what is the difference between ‘who’s’ and ‘whose’?; banking on something means it will happen; then, ‘Pecos Bill, An American Folk Tale’ on American Stories.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - July 19, 2024

7/18/2024
On today’s podcast, an American Indian tripe says its fishing tradition is affected by climate change; listeners write in about the Olympics in Paris followed by a discussion on the importance of articles; then, all about reflexive pronouns on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 18, 2024

7/17/2024
On today’s podcast, scientists find a cave on the moon that could house future explorers; one of the world’s rarest animals washes up on a New Zealand beach; all about passwords followed by a discussion about passkeys; then, habitual actions on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - July 17, 2024

7/16/2024
On today’s podcast, experts are following bird flu around the world; a public opinion study shows many Americans do not think college is worth it followed by a discussion about cost versus expense and ‘bang for the buck’; then, connecting sentences on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - July 16, 2024

7/15/2024
On today’s podcast, a gunman attacks former President Donald Trump and a short history of attack on U.S. presidents and candidates; resistance training might be good for your health followed by a discussion on resistance exercises; then, connecting sentences on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 15, 2024

7/14/2024
On today’s podcast, a rare larynx operation gives a man his voice back; ants have a form of health care; the U.S. space ageny completes an experiment into living in Mars-like conditions followed by details of NASA’s effort; then, part two of conditional statements on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - July 14, 2024

7/13/2024
On today’s podcast, a story about America’s first novel; what is the difference between ‘zest,’ ‘drive,’ and ‘desire?’; ‘food for thought’ and similar expressions; then, 'The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock,' by O. Henry on American Stories.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 13, 2024

7/12/2024
On today’s podcast, a story about America’s first novel; what is the difference between ‘zest,’ ‘drive,’ and ‘desire?’; ‘food for thought’ and similar expressions; then, 'The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock,' by O. Henry on American Stories.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 12, 2024

7/11/2024
On today’s podcast, learn about early ancestors of humans called Denisovans; U.S. farmers are growing a tree from India to make protein, biofuel; what is hedging? followed by a discussion about softening factual statements; then, conditional statements on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - July 11, 2024

7/10/2024
On today’s podcast, where is the oldest cave art in the world?; dog weddings are getting popular in China; NASCAR organization tests electric car racing followed by a discussion about collaborative efforts to develop the technology; then, a blizzard and ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 10, 2024

7/9/2024
On today’s podcast, Asia’s richest man is throwing a pricey wedding for his son; researchers discovered a plant on Earth that might grow on Mars; experts say there are too few U.S. students studying in China followed by a discussion about why; then, using ‘wish’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 09, 2024

7/8/2024
On today’s podcast, aircraft maker Boeing admits guilt in a deal with the U.S. government over two deadly plane crashes; scientist are worried about a bird flu pandemic; dealing with poison ivy followed by personal experiences with the plant; then, hoping and wishing on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - July 08, 2024

7/7/2024
On today’s podcast, Nigeria could be producing a lot of solar power, what is standing in the way?; China leads in the patent race; SpaceX gets another big contract from NASA; ‘should have’ and talking about pets on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - July 07, 2024

7/6/2024
On this weekend’s podcast, the Volkswagen Beetle remains popular in a Mexico City neighborhood; how to use ‘only had’ and ‘had only;’ What does it mean to be ‘partners in crime?’ then, 'The Ransom of Red Chief,' by O. Henry on American Stories.

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Learning English Podcast - July 06, 2024

7/5/2024
On this weekend’s podcast, the Volkswagen Beetle remains popular in a Mexico City neighborhood; how to use ‘only had’ and ‘had only;’ What does it mean to be ‘partners in crime?’ then, 'The Ransom of Red Chief,' by O. Henry on American Stories.

Duration:00:30:00

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Learning English Podcast - July 05, 2024

7/4/2024
On today’s podcast, environmental researchers propose a plan to save endangered animals from extinction; India’s garbage pickers are threatened by hot weather; important words for the Olympic Games; then, the passive voice on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 04, 2024

7/3/2024
On today’s podcast, the story of July 4 in America; Hurricane Beryl marks the start of the ocean storm season in the Atlantic Ocean; U.S. states aim to train workers in artificial intelligence followed by a discussion on what industries might be affected; then, prepositions on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - July 03, 2024

7/2/2024
On today’s podcast, Chinese researchers develop a robot guide dog for the blind; South Sudan is home to largest mammal migration; a rural student in China gets high marks in a national competition followed by a discussion about the word ‘vocational;’ then, ‘best and worst’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

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Learning English Podcast - July 02, 2024

7/1/2024
On today’s podcast, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that presidents’ official acts cannot face legal action; an ancient ancestor to mammals had a developed brain; heat can harm the body; polite disagreement on Lesson of the Day.

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Learning English Podcast - July 01, 2024

6/30/2024
Learning English uses a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

Duration:00:29:59