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。

30多年来,VOA 为了办好Special English节目,进行了大量的调查研究工作,对播音速度、内容及用词范围都作了具体规定,基本上达到了既能为英语学习者提供信息,又不损害英语本身风格的目的,使之成为VOA 独具特色,拥有最大量听众的节目。

美国著名词汇学家S. B. Flexmer 指明了Special English的三条标准,也就是它所“特别”的地方:

1、它是一种由美国人最常用的1500个基本单词为主体构成的美国英语;

2、它用简短、明晰的句子写作和广播;

3、它以每分钟90个单词的速度,即2/3的Standard English(标准英语)速度进行广播。

Special English的节目可分为两大类:一类是新闻节目;一类是专题节目。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“智能农场”高科技追踪奶牛的行为2018-04-20
A Dutch company has developed a high-tech system that follows the movements and activities of cows. Devices placed on the cows can help predict when a cow gets sick, becomes less productive or is ready to breed.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:组织培养年轻的非洲科学家成为“下一个爱因斯坦”2018-04-17
Established in 2013, the Next Einstein Forum provides support to young researchers across the African continent. Organizers say this year’s event was the largest-ever gathering of scientists in Africa.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新技术从河流和潮汐运动中获取能量2018-04-16
The creators feel their technology could be useful for small, rural communities.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:机器人给建筑业带来了变化2018-04-14
Construction is an industry that has not been as quick as others to make use of new technologies such as robotics. But that is starting to change with several companies creating construction machinery that operates itself.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国国会议员要求加强监管facebook2018-04-13
U.S. lawmakers have demanded that Facebook take more steps to protect the privacy of its users. Some even raised the possibility of regulating social media networks.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:日光将薄的塑料屏障变成了杀菌材料2018-04-13
Scientists have developed membranes that produce small amount of hydrogen peroxide when placed in daylight. Hydrogen peroxide, a liquid sold in drug stores, can help destroy harmful organisms.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究人员:银河系中心存在许多黑洞2018-04-12
Scientists say they found the center of the Milky Way is full of black holes, confirming earlier theories.
VOA慢速英语:NASA将发射新宇宙飞船探索宇宙2018-04-10
In the next few weeks, the United States space agency NASA will launch the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, also known as TESS. Agency officials say TESS will intensify NASA’s search for planets orbiting distant stars.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:机器人人工智能水平仍有待提高2018-04-09
Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. He is Italy’s first robot concierge. He is deployed at a hotel on the popular Lake Garda to help answer simple, usual questions from visitors.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家:北极露脊鲸是“北极的爵士歌手”2018-04-07
Researchers have found that bowhead whales have the most diverse types of communication of all whales.
VOA慢速英语:NASA的朱诺航天飞船展示木星的部分构造2018-04-06
At the center of the planet is a liquid mixture of the elements hydrogen and helium. Scientists say large atmospheric jet streams and unusual gravitational qualities also exist.
VOA慢速英语:新的Facebook工具提供新闻发布者的信息2018-04-06
Facebook has released a new tool it says will make it easier for users to evaluate news stories and publishers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家:早期人类超乎你想象2018-04-03
Scientists have discovered evidence that some of the earliest members of the human race, Homo sapiens, were surprisingly advanced.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:野生动物专家对露脊鲸的数量表示担忧2018-04-03
Wildlife researchers in Georgia and Florida are concerned about the population of endangered whales. The winter birthing season just ended, but no newborn sightings have been reported.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:Facebook点赞暴露了你很多个人信息2018-03-31
In a 2013 study, researchers showed they could use Facebook likes to correctly predict personal information, including a user’s sexual identity and ethnicity. The researchers could also predict a person’s age, intelligence, and opinions about religion and
VOA慢速英语:Uber公司的自动驾驶汽车发生致命交通事故2018-03-31
This week, a self-driving vehicle struck and killed a woman in the state of Arizona. The event raises a question: can self-driving cars be engineered to be ethical?
VOA慢速英语:美国医生利用发光染料来帮助发现癌症2018-03-31
In an effort to make cancer easier to remove during operations, researchers are testing ways to make cancer cells glow. The goal is to make cancer surgery more effective.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:3D打印机能在一天内打印出一个完整的房子2018-03-31
An American company says it has completed the first permitted 3D printed home in the United States. The company has teamed up with a not-for-profit organization to help provide a quick, lost-cost housing solution for needy people.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:证据表明7万4千年前南非人未受火山爆发伤害2018-03-20
About 74,000 years ago, the Mount Toba volcano erupted on what is now the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The eruption caused a worldwide environmental disaster. It may have destroyed ancient human populations in many parts of the world. But experts say som
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:智能镜子能帮助你挑选衣服2018-03-19
Stores are starting to use virtual mirror apps to show people what they would look like wearing things like jewelry, makeup and other things. Some experts say new apps will get people to go out to shop again.
VOA慢速英语:研究:虚假消息传播比以前更快更远2018-03-16
A new study has found that false news stories posted on Twitter spread much faster and reach far more people than true ones.
VOA慢速英语:天文学家:发现第一批恒星的证据2018-03-13
Astronomers say they have found evidence of the first stars that formed. The findings also suggest the presence of dark matter after the beginning of the universe.
VOA慢速英语:宇航员的太空智能助手:CIMON2018-03-09
Researchers have developed the first AI assistant for use in space. It will be deployed to the International Space Station during a planned mission in June.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:木头能比钢更结实?2018-03-06
Researchers say they have created a new super-material in the laboratory. They say it is stronger, lighter and costs less than steel. But the new material is not a product of high technology or metallic substance. It is wood.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:科学家在实验室首次培育出完全发育成熟的人类卵子2018-03-02
Scientists from Britain and the United States are the first ever to successfully grow human eggs outside of human body. This could mean huge developments in medicine and treatment for people who are unable to produce children.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:新手机应用有助快速分辨蛇毒种类2018-03-02
For victims, treating a snakebite requires the use of anti-venom. However, receiving the correct form of treatment can be difficult. The victim must first know which kind of snake bit them. That is because each poisonous snake produces a different kind of
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:专家探索蝙蝠长寿的密码2018-03-02
A new study suggests that processes inside the cells of bats limit the aging process and keep genetic material in good condition. This, the researchers say, makes the bats live nearly 10 times longer than would be expected for an animal their size.
VOA慢速英语:地球上的火星:阿曼沙漠试验2018-03-02
The desert in Oman looks so much like Mars that more than 200 scientists chose it as a place to field-test technology for use on Mars.
VOA慢速英语:3D打印技术如何助力美国队夺得金牌2018-03-02
Last week, the United States won its first Olympic medal in a men’s singles luge event at the PyeongChang Olympics. One part of this success could be 3-D printer technology, which Team USA Luge used to make equipment.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:数据还原1万年前英国人俱有黑皮肤、蓝眼睛2018-03-02
British scientists examined genetic material from a skeleton called Cheddar Man. The human remains were discovered in southwest England in 1903.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家在埃及发现恐龙新历史2018-03-02
The leader of a group of researchers said he knew immediately that the find was important telling his students they “your names will go down in history.” The new dinosaur is thought to be the first from its time period found in Africa.
VOA慢速英语:几项研究显示海洋面临严重威胁2018-03-02
Three different reports published in the journal Science discuss major man-made problems that threaten the world’s oceans.
VOA慢速英语:科学家们测试治疗关节炎的新疗法2018-03-02
The new treatment injects medicine immediately into the joints to prevent cell damage.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新型血液测试或能早期检测出老年痴呆症2018-03-02
Japanese and Australian researchers are reporting progress in developing a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia, the most common form of the disease, affects close to 50-million people worldwide.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:平昌冬奥会场外的滑雪赛道惊现机器人选手2018-03-02
As the world watches the world’s top athletes compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, some robots are also showing off their winter sports skills.
VOA慢速英语:人工智能已介入帮助美国法院处理事务2018-03-02
Machines powered by artificial intelligence are increasingly used to help people perform many different jobs. One area is in the American court system, where AI is helping judges decide when, and for how long, criminals should be jailed.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:日本公司引进新的“伴侣”机器人2018-03-02
Robots are being used in industry assembly lines, to carry out medical operations and in the military. But, some Japanese companies are producing robots for use in the home as companions. We would like to introduce three models that are more or less affor
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:儿童专家抗议Facebook的Kids Messenger应用2018-03-02
Child experts, health professionals, and parenting groups say children younger than 13 are not ready for the complications of social media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:苹果公司允许老设备用户决定是否降频2018-03-02
Apple says it will give iPhone users the ability to turn off a software tool that can slow down device performance. The change is expected to come this spring with the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system update, iOS 11.3.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:危地马拉丛林发现古代玛雅建筑2018-03-02
Researchers using new aerial mapping technology have found thousands of never-before-detected ancient structures from the Maya civilization.
VOA慢速英语:研究发现尼安德特人文明新证据2018-03-02
New studies suggest Neanderthals created artwork in Spanish caves almost 20,000 years before the arrival of modern humans in Europe.
VOA慢速英语:北极上空的暖气流冻结了欧洲2018-03-02
Scientists say warm air above the Arctic Ocean is behind freezing temperatures in Europe this week. A lack of sea ice, they say, could partly be to blame. Arctic ice is at its lowest level since satellite records began being kept.
VOA慢速英语:2017年最热门的科技事件2017-12-29
2017 was another big year for technology, with many new products launched to make our phones, homes and cars smarter. But the news also included stories about technology companies seeking to earn back the public trust.
VOA慢速英语:苹果承认故意降低老款iphone速度2017-12-28
Many people have long believed Apple intentionally slows down the performance of iPhones. Apple has admitted it did this to certain phones, but only to correct a battery-related issue.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国批准一种罕见失明遗传性疾病的基因疗法2017-12-27
The first gene therapy of its kind received approval for a rare disease that can cause total blindness.
VOA慢速英语:2017年的顶级科学故事2017-12-26
A total solar eclipse visible across America was one of the year’s rarest events. Strong storms raised concerns about climate change and neutron stars bring attention to a Nobel Prize-winning discovery about gravity.
VOA慢速英语:Facebook承认社交媒体会损害心理健康2017-12-22
Facebook has released new research suggesting social media can harm one’s mental health when used in certain ways. The research is based on studies and cooperation with psychology and sociologist experts.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家发现睡着的狗仍在学习!2017-12-21
Scientists in Hungary have measured brain activity in dogs. They say the measurements show the animals are learning while they sleep. The study is part of research to understand how dogs mental abilities and memory change with age.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家发现古代的企鹅和人类一样大2017-12-19
Newly discovered fossils in New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as an adult man. The creature was almost the same size and weight as professional Canadian hockey player Sidney Crosby, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
VOA慢速英语:法国希望从海岸获得更多风能2017-12-19
France recently launched its first floating wind turbine. The new turbine is called Floatgen. It is near the country’s western coast. ...
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