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:古巴宪法改革引发引发公开辩论2018-10-18
Cuba’s current constitution went into effect in 1976. Cubans are now being asked to discuss changes to it. But will the government listen?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国前总统罗纳德·里根的全息影像正在展出2018-10-18
Three moving, life-like images of former United States President Ronald Reagan are now on display at his official library in Southern California.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:朝韩双方同意共同修建铁路、公路项目 专家对此表示担忧2018-10-17
As part of continuing talks between North and South Korea, the sides agreed on joint modernization of land links between their countries. Some international experts, however, remain cautious about the increase in cooperation between North and South Korea.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:洪都拉斯移民车队涌向美国墨西哥2018-10-17
Honduran migrants are crossing the country hoping to enter neighboring countries and to get all the way to the United States. They say they are fleeing dangerous conditions in the home country.
VOA慢速英语:特朗普称沙特国王否认安排了记者失踪案2018-10-17
Trump said he is sending American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Middle East to investigate the Khashoggi situation.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:印尼儿童发育迟缓率异常偏高2018-10-16
Experts say Indonesia is experiencing unexpectedly high rates of children stunting.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:移民刺激美国农民市场的复苏2018-10-16
In St. Paul, the arrival of Hmong refugees in the 1970s and '80s gave the market a second life. The Hmong came from Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, cultures where nearly everyone shops in outside markets.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:好莱坞演员联合抵制特朗普2018-10-15
Celebrities have usually been less visible in state elections, but that is changing. Singer Taylor Swift recently asked her fans to support Democratic candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate in Tennessee.
VOA慢速英语:巴西农民受益于美国贸易战2018-10-15
A growing trade war between the United States and China is re-ordering the international grains trade. China, the world’s largest importer of soybeans, has cut back on purchases of U.S. grain and instead turned to Brazil.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:贾迈勒·哈苏吉是谁?2018-10-14
No one has seen or heard from him since October 2. That was the day when he walked into Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government officials have said he was killed inside the office. Saudi Arabian officials deny harming the journalist.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:教皇接受华盛顿红衣主教辞职2018-10-14
A Vatican statement Friday said Pope Francis had accepted Wuerl’s resignation but named no replacement. The letter said that Wuerl made some “mistakes” in dealing with sex abuse cases. However, he was not accused of trying to hide them. The Pope asked him
VOA慢速英语:零浪费运动旨在减少垃圾2018-10-14
Writers and bloggers say that the Zero Waste movement is real and people can sharply reduce the amount of trash they produce. But doing so, supports say, people can recycle materials, save money and improve the environment.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:俄罗斯联盟号发射后坠毁 两名宇航员紧急逃生2018-10-13
Two astronauts traveling to the International Space Station had to make an emergency landing when a rocket engine failed. The men returned to Earth safely.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:飓风迈克尔在美国南部导致至少两人死亡2018-10-13
The third most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland caused widespread damage and at least two deaths in two southern states.
VOA慢速英语:日本海上自卫队悬挂太阳旗惹怒韩国民众2018-10-13
South Korea and other Asian countries strongly link the rising sun flag with Japan’s aggression during the 20th Century. Some even go as far as to link the flag to war crimes and consider it a lasting symbol of World War II.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:记者因工作被杀害的风险越来越大2018-10-12
News reporters know about the risks of working in countries at war. But the recent death or disappearance of three individuals in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico showed the growing dangers to people targeted for their reporting.
VOA慢速英语:美国钢铁工人质疑特朗普关税政策2018-10-12
A growing number of union members question whether the tariffs will lead to more manufacturing jobs, better wages and working conditions.
VOA慢速英语:罗兴亚难民妇女——受教育意味更光明的未来2018-10-12
Rahima Akter is a 19-year-old Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh. She hopes to attend a university to study human rights. Her education and ability to translate mean that she now earns more money than her whole family.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:俄罗斯军事情报部门或发生变化2018-10-11
On Monday, the investigative website Bellingcat identified the second suspect as Alexander Mishkin, a medical doctor working for the GRU. He is one of two intelligence officers suspected in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿富汗自杀式炸弹袭击杀害议会候选人2018-10-11
A suicide bombing has killed an Afghan candidate as October 20 elections near. This weekend, Taliban rebels said they would increase attacks on candidates and security forces. The militants have warned Afghans to boycott the elections.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国驻联合国大使辞职2018-10-11
At the U.N., Haley led Trump’s policy to fight against anti-American and anti-Israel actions by the international organization. She announced that the U.S. would be “taking names” of countries that voted against its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Isra
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国最高法院新大法官在白宫举行就职典礼2018-10-10
The White House gave Brett Kavanaugh a ceremonial swearing-in to high court service, following his disputed nomination. Americans remain sharply divided over the appointment just one month before US mid-term elections.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究发现一半美国年轻人认为未来的财务状况会转好2018-10-10
A new study has found that around 50 percent of American young people think their financial health will be stronger than that of their parents.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国气候变化研究人员获2018年诺贝尔经济学奖2018-10-10
William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University will share the $1 million prize.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿富汗青年男女组建乐团抚平战争哀伤2018-10-09
The war in Afghanistan is having the greatest effect on the country’s civilians. Afghan women have often been the target of the violence. Years ago, the Taliban leadership banned music and education for girls.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:机器人农场为美国城市带来更新鲜的蔬菜2018-10-09
Robotic farming in cities is set to grow in America and across the world in the future. One farm operating near San Francisco, California is powered by a large robot named Angus.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:越南汽车公司巴黎发布新车 邀贝克汉姆站台2018-10-08
Vinfast is Vietnam’s first major car manufacturer. It has existed for only about a year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2018年诺贝尔和平奖授予刚果医生和反性暴力少女2018-10-07
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad. The two were honored for their work against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:巴西人将于周日投票选举下届总统2018-10-07
Brazilians will vote Sunday in presidential elections. A total of 13 candidates are on the ballot. The leading candidate is said to be 63-year-old Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party.
VOA慢速英语:TIME’S UP公益基金会帮助贫穷妇女与性侵犯作斗争2018-10-07
A $22 million dollar legal fund has helped give women at all economic levels a chance to bring sexual harassment cases against employers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:印尼逐渐恢复供电 数千人仍下落不明2018-10-06
A total of 370,000 people live in Palu, on the island of Sulawesi. The city has been the center of aid efforts after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck on September 28. A short time later, large waves covered parts of Sulawesi’s west coast.
VOA慢速英语:埃及前总统穆尔西被囚禁五年只与儿子见面三次2018-10-06
Mohamed Morsi’s family says the 67-year-old former president is suffering from poor health because of conditions in his prison.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美英科学家因“定向进化”获得诺贝尔化学奖2018-10-05
Two Americans, Frances Arnold and George Smith, along with Gregory Winter of Britain, will share the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Arnold was honored for discovering a way to create new enzymes that have uses in many industries. Smith and Gregory found
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿富汗官员:塔利班干扰脊髓灰质炎疫苗接种工作2018-10-05
Afghan health officials say militants are interfering in their effort to protect children in western Afghanistan against polio virus.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:缅甸修建昂山素季父亲的的雕像引少数民族抗议2018-10-04
A movement in Myanmar to build statues of independence hero General Aung San risks renewed tensions with the country’s ethnic minorities. It could also affect the ruling party’s chances in planned elections, observers say.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美第一夫人梅拉尼娅对非洲进行五天的访问2018-10-04
Melania Trump has begun her first solo international trip as the first lady of the United States. She arrived Tuesday in the West African country of Ghana.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美法加科学家获得2018年诺贝尔物理学奖2018-10-04
Arthur Ashkin of the United States will share the physics award with Gerard Mourou of France and Canada’s Donna Strickland. Strickland is the third woman two win a Nobel Physics Prize.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:两科学家因发现癌症免疫疗法获得2018年诺贝尔医学奖2018-10-03
The work of American James Allison and Japan’s Tasuku Honjo led to greatly improved therapies for skin cancer, as well as cancers of the lung, head, neck, kidney and liver.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:朝韩开始清除边境上的地雷2018-10-03
South Korea says it and North Korea have started to remove landmines from along their heavily defended border. The move is part of an effort to ease tensions between the two sides.
VOA慢速英语:海啸促使印尼开发新预警系统2018-10-03
A new high-technology system to warn officials of dangerous ocean waves could have helped after the earthquake and tsunami last Friday. But the system has been delayed by disagreement in the government. People working on the project say it needs $69,000-w
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:尼日利亚抓捕博科圣地疑犯2018-10-02
In Nigeria, women are appealing to the government to free their husbands and sons, who have been detained for years on suspicion of belonging to Boko Haram.
VOA慢速英语:“绿色空间”或有助减少贫困地区的犯罪2018-10-02
Several studies suggest changing empty, unused properties into small parks may help reduce crime and depression in poor areas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:更多美国企业警告称贸易战将导致美国物价上涨2018-10-01
A growing number of major American companies are warning that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their co...
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:南苏丹医生获得联合国南森难民奖2018-10-01
A doctor from South Sudan has won an award from the United Nations for his work with refugees.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究探索了美国人对女性从政的看法2018-10-01
A Pew Research Center study shows that many Americans want more women as politicians, but they also feel men get more support.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:特朗普命令FBI调查对高院提名人的指控2018-09-30
American President Donald Trump is directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to launch an additional investigation into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:马其顿人决定是否改变他们国家的名字2018-09-30
On Sunday, Macedonians will vote on whether to change their name to North Macedonia. The move is demanded by Greece, which has a province of that name. Supporters say that if the change is made, Macedonia can join NATO and the EU. Opponents say the change
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:高院法官候选人:我从没性侵犯过任何人2018-09-29
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2018年诺贝尔文学奖没有提名 将颁发另一个奖项2018-09-29
The Swedish Academy said in May it would not name a literature laureate this year, following accusations of sexual abuse and other wrongdoing by people connected to the academy. Instead, members of Sweden’s cultural society have created a replacement lite
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国加息或产生重大影响2018-09-28
The United States Federal Reserve Bank raised its main interest rate Wednesday. The move will make borrowing more costly. It may also affect countries facing sharp decreases in the exchange value of their money.
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