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Learn English as you read and listen to news and feature stories about world events and politics. Our daily stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Everything is free.

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Learn English as you read and listen to news and feature stories about the U.S. and American life. Our daily stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Everything is free.

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Learn English as you read and listen to news and feature stories about business, finance and economics. Our daily stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Everything is free.

Health 
Learn English as you read and listen to news and feature stories about health and medical topics. Our daily stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Everything is free.

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As It Is 
"As It Is" is an exciting, new magazine format that looks at the stories behind the headlines.

American Mosaic 
Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about music, pop culture and American life. Our stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Everything is free.

In the News 
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. Free texts, MP3s, PDFs.

The Making of a Nation 
Learn English as you read and listen to our American history series. The programs are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free texts, MP3s and PDFs.

Science in the News 
Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about developments in science, technology and medicine. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Free texts, MP3s & PDFs.

This Is America 
Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about the United States and American life. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Free texts, MP3s and PDFs.

Words and Their Stories 
Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about American idioms and expressions. Our stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free texts, MP3s and PDFs.

Agriculture Report 
Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show on farming, food security, gardening and other subjects. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Free texts, MP3s, PDFs.

Economics Report 
Learn English as you read and listen to news and feature stories about business, finance and economics. Our daily stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Everything is free.

Education Report 
Learn English as you read and listen to news and feature stories about education and study in the U.S. Our stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Everything is free.

Health Report 
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Technology Report 
Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about science, technology, engineering and other subjects.Our stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Free texts & MP3s.

Learning English Broadcast 
Learning English news and feature programs use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

Learning English TV - Agriculture 
Captioned television to read, watch and learn American English. Focusing on agriculture.

Learning English TV - Economics 
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Learning English TV - Education 
Captioned television to read, watch and learn American English. Focusing on education.

Learning English TV - Health 
Captioned television to read, watch and learn American English. Focusing on health.

Learning English TV - Technology 
Captioned television to read, watch and learn American English. Focusing on technology.

English In A Minute 
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