美国之音(以下称VOA)的英语节目,按播音速度可分为两种:Standard English (标准英语)和 Special English(特别英语)。

Special English 又叫“慢速英语”,是VOA 专为全世界非英语国家初学英语的听众安排的一种简易、规范的英语广播节目。该节目创始于50年代末期,是VOA 的专家们研究如何与世界各地的英语学习者进行交际的产物。它正式开播于1959年10月。当时只面向欧洲和中东,但由于这个节目适合许多国家英语学习者的需要,所以它的广播对象不久就扩大到世界其他地区,并很快在全世界范围内产生了广泛的影响。现在这个节目对欧洲、非洲和拉丁美洲每晚广播一次,对加勒比地区每晚广播一次(星期天除外),对东南亚广播次数最多,每天上午两次,晚上三次。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:7岁移民女孩在美国边境被拘留后死亡2018-12-16
A young, migrant girl died last week after being detained by immigration officials. The incident brings attention to the large numbers of migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border and the conditions they face af
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:约翰内斯堡动物园:最后一头大象应留下还是离开?2018-12-16
Elephants are known for their intelligence, strong social ties and even the ability to mourn. And some argue that the 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to another place where she can be with other elephants. But the zoo wants her to stay and will search f
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2018年谷歌热搜榜:世界杯、电影黑豹、斯坦·李2018-12-15
The World Cup, the movie Black Panther, Meghan Markle and the deaths of several famous people are among the most popular Google searches of 2018.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:维珍银河完成太空飞船搭载游客的测试2018-12-15
Virgin Galactic says its spacecraft designed to launch tourists climbed more than 82 kilometers during a test flight in California. The company said by reaching this height, the spacecraft had reached the boundary of space for the first time.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:报道称伊朗支持黑客入侵美国官员、核专家的邮箱2018-12-15
Iran government-backed hackers reportedly tried to break into the personal emails of American officials and international nuclear experts.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:百年来澳大利亚野生动物第一次受到威胁2018-12-14
For the first time in more than a century, bilbies are running wild in Southeastern Australia. The small animals were once widespread across much of Australia, but were last observed in the wild in New South Wales state in 1912.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:巴西农村奇景 白蚁建造数百万个土丘2018-12-14
Northeastern Brazil has over 200 million mounds of dirt, and they cover about 230,000 square kilometers -- an area about the size of Britain.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:首尔探讨变废为宝之道2018-12-14
Seoul has a problem with waste from man-made products, such as plastic and vinyl. Now, the city is turning to upcycling to fix the problem.
VOA慢速英语:红、黄、蓝、绿:抗议的颜色2018-12-14
Colors have been linked to popular movements for a long time. Here are some famous movements linked to colors that changed history.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国降低巴基斯坦宗教自由等级2018-12-13
The United States is adding Pakistan to its list of nations that have taken part in or permitted systemic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.
VOA慢速英语:警察拦下自动驾驶的特斯拉汽车 车主正睡大觉2018-12-13
California police say they were able to stop a Tesla vehicle that was speeding with the driver sleeping inside. Officers said the Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system might have made it possible for them to stop the vehicle.
VOA慢速英语:基金会助年轻人掌握造船技艺2018-12-13
The art of building small wooden boats is being used to help young, at-risk adults in the United States. These young men and women are being trained and working as apprentices in a boat building program in Alexandria, Virginia.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:田野里的机器人:农场转向自主技术2018-12-12
Farmer Jamie Butler is testing a new worker on his farm in England’s Hampshire countryside.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:教堂修缮重新引起基督徒对伯利恒的关注2018-12-12
The church where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born has undergone major repairs.
VOA慢速英语:伊拉克纪念战胜伊斯兰国一周年2018-12-12
Iraqis celebrate one year since the defeat of Islamic State and call it a golden opportunity
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:政治危机重创斯里兰卡旅游业2018-12-11
The month of December usually marks the beginning of tourism season in Sri Lanka. Visitors come to the Indian Ocean island nation to enjoy...
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:贸易摩擦或损害美国啤酒行业2018-12-11
A maker of craft beer in Wisconsin is concerned that import taxes on aluminum could bring extra costs to his business. The Treasury Department says that tariffs have brought in more money than last year. But some trade groups oppose taxes as bad for buye
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国陆军利用外骨骼打造“超级战士”2018-12-10
The US Army is looking to the next generation of robotics to build the strongest possible soldiers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新一波非洲移民冒生命危险涌向欧洲2018-12-10
A new group of African migrants are going to the Spanish Canary Islands in search of jobs and comfort they cannot find at home.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:宝马加入改善刚果采矿条件的项目2018-12-10
Many companies involved in cobalt mining have been accused of environmental, health and safety and human rights violations. German carmaker BMW is exploring ways to improve working conditions at cobalt mines in Congo.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:海平面上升威胁历史悠久的灯塔2018-12-10
The threat of rising sea levels and erosion have many people worried about the future of lighthouses in the United States and around the world.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:猫如何用舌头进行深层清洁2018-12-09
Scientists are now learning how the rough, sandpaper-like surface of cats’ tongues helps the animals get clean and stay cool.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:特朗普宣布新的司法部长和联合国大使人选2018-12-09
United States President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will nominate former attorney general William Barr to lead the Justice Department. Trump told reporters that Barr was my first choice since day one.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“活珊瑚”:2019年度色彩来自海洋2018-12-09
A company known for advising businesses on color design choices has announced its color of the year for 2019. The winning color, called Living Color, is based on the color of healthy coral reels.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:古巴宣布手机将可接入互联网2018-12-08
Cuba is one of the last nations in the world to permit its citizens to have full internet access on their mobile phones.
VOA慢速英语:从洪都拉斯到美国 一个新移民的故事2018-12-08
Almost 4,000 Latin American migrants have died or gone missing along the route to the United States in the past four years. This is a story of one migrant.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:老布什被誉为“最后一位伟大的军人政治家”2018-12-07
Presidents and world leaders attended the funeral of the 41st President, George H.W. Bush. Friends and family celebrated the life of the long-time public official’s life with praise and laughter.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国阿拉斯加州发生7.0级地震2018-12-07
The American city of Anchorage, Alaska is recovering from a powerful earthquake Friday that damaged public buildings, homes and roads. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused buildings to sway. But there have been no reports of deaths, serious injuries or wid
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:法国因暴力抗议推迟征收新的燃油税2018-12-06
France’s Prime Minister announced a six-month delay in a fuel tax increase the government said was meant to fight climate change. President Emanuel Macron announced the tax last month but damaging protests have taken place since then.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:刚果感染埃博拉病毒的女性多于男性2018-12-06
Ebola Virus Disease is striking down more women than men in the Democratic Republic of Congo
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国将为前总统老布什举行国葬2018-12-05
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush returns to Washington, DC Monday for the last time. Bush died last Friday at the age of 94. He served as president from 1989 to 1993 after a long career in government service.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加利福尼亚火灾后 孩子们重返学校2018-12-05
Three and a half weeks a deadly wildfire hit Northern California, students are finally returning to class. The fire was the deadliest to hit the United States in a century.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:墨西哥新总统以“普通人”身份就职2018-12-05
Mexico’s new president has taken first steps in leading the country as a common man. He says his rule marks the end of years of secrecy, high security and luxury living enjoyed by past presidents.
VOA慢速英语:印度出台学生书包重量指南2018-12-04
The central government said the weight of the bag should depend on the age of the child. It urged all Indian states to set limits in accordance with the new guidance.
VOA慢速英语:韩国人花钱住“监狱” 为逃离日常生活2018-12-04
Most prisoners would give anything to get out of jail. But some South Koreans pay money to spend time in a realistic looking mock prison to escape the pressures of daily life.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新加坡欲制定新媒体法配合选举2018-12-03
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is planning to step down in the coming years. The ruling PAP party has named a possible successor. But election results in Malaysia have the government worried about the political influence of the media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:音乐理论教授从奥斯维辛集中营寻找囚犯之音2018-12-02
Two years ago, music theory professor Patricia Hall traveled to Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. She hoped to learn about the music performed by prisoners in World War II death camps.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国宇航局:私人公司即将登月2018-12-02
NASA officials say private companies will make America’s next moon landing. The space agency said the goal is to bring as many different science and technology experiments to the moon as soon as possible. The first such flight could come next year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:乌克兰寻求北约帮助对抗俄罗斯2018-12-01
Ukraine is seeking support from NATO after Russia seized three Ukrainian ships and their crews in the Black Sea. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged NATO to deploy naval ships to the area to assist Ukraine.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加沙唯一大钢琴10年来首次亮相演出2018-12-01
The only grand piano in the Palestinian territory of Gaza was played in public this week for the first time in 10 years.
VOA慢速英语:自杀和吸毒过量导致美国人寿命低于预期2018-12-01
Suicides and drug overdoses were two reasons for an increase in the number of deaths in the United States last year. They also were partly to blame for a continuing decrease in how long Americans are expected to live.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:吸引力下降?美国非法移民数创十年来最低点2018-11-30
The numbers of people entering the U.S. illegally were at their lowest in ten years in 2016, a new study finds. The number of unauthorized immigrant workers has also fallen, along with their share of the total U.S. workforce.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:报告称机件故障是狮航空难主因2018-11-30
The Indonesian government report suggests the airplane should have been removed from service because of earlier reports about problems.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:埃及建设新首都 开罗将何去何从?2018-11-30
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is building a new capital for his country in the desert. But the costly project goes forward as Cairo continues to grow worrying planners.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:俄罗斯:乌克兰进入战备状态后果自负2018-11-29
Ukraine has approved 30 days of martial law in 10 regions after Russian forces seized three Ukrainian ships and their crews in the Black Sea. The incident comes as Ukrainians prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections next year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:安妮·弗兰克故居博物馆翻新迎客2018-11-29
The world’s most famous victim of the Holocaust during World War II might be Anne Frank. The house where she and her family hid from the Nazis is now a museum which recently reopened.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:安哥拉沿海发现的古代海洋生物2018-11-29
Millions of years ago, many large, strange-looking sea creatures lived in what is now the South Atlantic Ocean. A museum in Washington, D.C., is giving visitors a chance to learn about these ancient animals.
VOA慢速英语:伊拉克战争受害者通过社交媒体寻求医疗帮助2018-11-29
Saleem lost her eyesight, right arm and an ear in the explosion. The cause was a roadside bomb. Months later, her injuries forced her to leave school after other students criticized her scary face.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:墨西哥与美国合作打击非法移民2018-11-28
Mexican and U.S. officials are promising to take legal action against those taking part in violence along the border between their countries.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国议员寻求解除众议院戴帽禁令2018-11-27
If the change is permitted, Somali-American Ilhan Omar will be the first federal lawmaker to wear a religious headscarf.
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