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。

EXPLORATIONS(自然探索) 每逢星期三晚上,听众可以收听到Explorations这一专题节目。该专题既涉及人类遨游太空、探索原子、研究自身、改造自然的现代技术,也报道发展中国家开发新资源,利用新工艺改善人民生活等方面的成就,其侧重点在各种科技实验和简易实用技术方面。该节目一般安排一段时间播一个系列,每次播出一个主题,以便能将某项新技术的研究和应用的全过程介绍给听众,电台还乐意为感兴趣的听众提供所需的文字材料。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Nam June Paik Turned Video into an Object of Art2013-01-24
I'm Shirley Griffith. And I'm Mario Ritter with EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. Nam June Paik is widely considered one of the first video artists. Today, video art is a rich and popular field in modern art. But in the nineteen sixties, the use of television and television images to make art was very new and revolutionary.
VOA慢速英语:A Visit to Two National Parks: Mount Rainier and Valley Forge2013-01-16
I'm Shirley Griffith. And I'm Christopher Cruise with EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. Today we tell about two areas that are popular with visitors to the United States.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Voyager: The Extraordinary Story of a Flight Around the World2013-01-11
Explorations -- a program in Special English by the Voice of America.It was called the last great goal in flying. It would be a flight around the world without stopping or adding more fuel. Today, Frank Oliver and Doug Johnson tell about a special plane called Voyager and the effort to set a difficult world record.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:How English Evolved Into a Modern Language2013-01-03
This is Steve Ember. And this is Shirley Griffith with the VOA Special English program, EXPLORATIONS. Today we present the second of our two programs about the history of the English Language.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Where Did the English Language Come From?2012-12-26
This is Steve Ember. And this is Shirley Griffith with the VOA Special English program EXPLORATIONS. Today we present the first of two programs about the history of the English Language.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:The Missouri is America’s Longest River2012-12-21
This is Shirley Griffith.And this is Steve Ember with the VOA Special English program, EXPLORATIONS. Today, we tell about another important American river, the Missouri. It is the longest river in the United States.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Lighthouses Keep Watch Over the North Carolina Coast2012-12-15
This is Shirley Griffith. And this is Steve Ember with the VOA Special English program, EXPLORATIONS. Today we tell about the lighthouses that protect ships sailing along the coast of North Carolina.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:MOOCs Are Moving Forward2012-12-06
From VOA Learning English, this is EXPLORATIONS in Special English. Im Bob Doughty.And Im Faith Lapidus. Today we tell about the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses in higher education.
VOA慢速英语:Older Populations Are a Fact of Life for Many Countries2012-11-28
I'm Barbara Klein. And I'm Christopher Cruise with EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. The number of young people in Africa is growing. So is the number of older people in Asia. In fact, the United Nations says that, very soon, every fifth person in the world will be over the age of sixty.
VOA慢速英语:1890's Gold Rush2012-11-22
This is Bob Doughty. And this is Phoebe Zimmermann with the VOA Special English program, EXPLORATIONS. Today we tell the second part of our story about the discovery of gold in the area of Canada called the Yukon.
VOA慢速英语:Hungry for Wealth, Gold Seekers Once Rushed to Canada’s Northwest2012-11-16
This is Faith Lapidus. And this is Richard Rael with the VOA Special English program EXPLORATIONS. Today we begin the first of two programs about the discovery of gold. Huge amounts of gold.
VOA慢速英语:Eleanor Creesy Helped Guide One of the Fastest Sailing Ships Ever Built2012-11-07
I'm Steve Ember. And I'm Shirley Griffith with EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. Today, we tell about Eleanor Creesy. She helped to guide one of the fastest sailing ships ever built.
VOA慢速英语:Edwin Hubble Changed Our Ideas About the Universe and Its Birth2012-11-01
EXPLORATIONS a program in Special English by the Voice of America. Today, Richard Rael and Tony Riggs tell the story of American astronomer Edwin Hubble. He changed our ideas about the universe and how it developed.
VOA慢速英语:High and Fast: the X-15 Reached the Edge of Space2012-10-26
EXPLOATIONS a program in Special English by the Voice of America. Today, Doug Johnson and Frank Oliver tell about the first airplane that flew out of the Earth's atmosphere.
VOA慢速英语:Jimmy Doolittle: a Pilot and Leader2012-10-19
EXPLORATIONS, a program in Special English on the Voice of America. Today Shirley Griffith and Frank Oliver tell about a famous World War Two pilot, Jimmy Doolittle.
VOA慢速英语:William Shakespeare: Star of Stage and Screen2012-10-12
Welcome to EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. Today, we complete our story about the English writer William Shakespeare. Last week, we talked about Shakespeare's life, his plays and poems.
VOA慢速英语:The Works of William Shakespeare Remain Full of Life2012-10-05
Welcome to EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. I'm Mario Ritter. Today, Steve Ember and Barbara Klein tell us about one of the most influential and skillful writers in the history of literature.
VOA慢速英语:Apollo's Final Missions: The Last Footsteps on the Moon2012-09-26
SHIRLEY GRIFFITH: I'm Shirley Griffith.STEVE EMBER: And I'm Steve Ember with EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. Today we tell about the flights that followed Apollo Eleven to the moon.
VOA慢速英语:Apollo 13: 'Houston, We've Had a Problem Here'2012-09-19
STEVE EMBER: And I'm Steve Ember with EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. Today we continue the history of the American space program with the flight of Apollo Thirteen, the flight that almost did not return home.
VOA慢速英语: ‘One Small Step for Man:’ Apollo 11 And the 1st Moon Landing2012-09-05
Today, Shirley Griffith and Steve Ember tell how America met its goal of placing astronauts on our only natural satellite by the end of the nineteen sixties.
VOA慢速英语:NASA and the Early Apollo Flights of the 1960s2012-08-29
The nineteen sixties were exciting times in space exploration. Today look back at the first flights of the Apollo program designed to land humans on the moon.
VOA慢速英语:As Gemini Spacecraft Join in Space, US Moves One Step Closer to the Moon2012-08-22
Today, Shirley Griffith and Tony Riggs complete a report about America's second manned space program, Gemini. Its purpose was to bring the United States closer to its goal of landing astronauts on the moon.
VOA慢速英语:Race to the Moon: The Days of Project Gemini2012-08-16
Today, Harry Monroe and Tony Riggs report about America's second manned space program, Gemini. Two astronauts flew on each flight. Gemini's purpose was to bring the United States closer to its goal of landing astronauts on the moon.
VOA慢速英语:Project Mercury: Alan Shepard Becomes the First American in Space2012-08-08
The American space agency opened for business October first, nineteen fifty-eight. NASA's most important job was to send an American into space and return him safely to Earth. Project Mercury was the plan for doing this.
VOA慢速英语:Project Mercury: The American Space Program Begins2012-08-01
That announcement was made May fifth, nineteen sixty-one. It was the first manned flight of project Mercury. Today, Tony Riggs and Larry West tell about the beginning of the United States space program that carried humans into space.

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