American English Audio from Voice of America

The Voice of America website has some excellent stories that you can use to listen to American English.

I especially like the series titled Words and Their Stories. This series has stories with idioms, phrasal verbs and stories that describe American culture.

Keep this in mind though: the narrators who read the audio tend to speak a bit slowly. You won’t always hear the linking and reduced sounds that you would in conversational American English.

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