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:中国探索利用蟑螂处理厨余和食物2018-12-18
People usually see these insects as dirty pests. But in China, they are seen for their environmental – and economic - value.
VOA慢速英语:全球变暖危及南北二极地2018-12-17
Recently released studies on climate change paint one of the worst pictures yet of warming in the polar areas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:有趣的人工智能应用:制作漫画头像2018-12-14
In a caricature, the artist creates a drawing of a face, with different parts of it greatly enlarged, or exaggerated, in other ways. The pictures or images are usually made to make the person look funny.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:人工智能有助医生提高医术?2018-12-12
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology may soon be a useful tool for doctors. It may help them better understand and treat diseases like breast cancer in ways that were never before possible.
VOA慢速英语:神秘生物威胁地中海蛤蜊生存2018-12-11
A new kind of microscopic parasite is causing the pen shell clam, which can grow to one meter in size, to die off. Scientists are rushing to find out what is causing the attack and how to keep the clams from disappearing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国首个人脸识别终端在亚特兰大机场启动2018-12-07
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has become the first in the nation to let passengers to use facial recognition to get on an airplane. The system launched last week.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国宇宙飞船抵达本努小行星2018-12-06
An American spacecraft this week successfully reached its target, the asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is now operating around the asteroid, about 122 million kilometers from Earth.
VOA慢速英语:第24届联合国气候变化大会讨论海平面上升和水温升高等问题2018-12-06
Each year, Lisbon honors St. Anthony with a huge three-day festival and parade. Tradition says that, one day, Saint Anthony went down to the river and gave a religious sermon to the fish. Hundreds of years later, the people of Lisbon still honor him with
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:专家们开会了解夏威夷附近座头鲸数量减少的原因2018-12-01
Every winter, thousands of humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warmer waters off the Hawaiian Islands. There, they mate and give birth before making their return trip north. But since 2014, there has been a reduction in humpback whale sightings.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:麻省理工新型电动飞机首次试飞成功2018-11-30
Engineers say they have carried out the first-ever flight of an electric airplane with no moving parts.
VOA慢速英语:巴西热带雨林即将消失?2018-11-30
About 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil. Scientists wonder it will be protected under Brazil’s next president, Jair Bolsonaro. He takes office on January 1.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国气候报告称天气灾害将愈演愈烈2018-11-28
The U.S. government report was released on November 23. It was written long before the deadly fires in California this month and before Hurricanes Florence and Michael struck the East Coast.
VOA慢速英语:基因编辑将助农场改善动物品质2018-11-27
This may seem impossible, but an American company is seeking to change farm animals by cutting or adding to their genes.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国航天局着陆器InSight抵达火星2018-11-26
The InSight lander will study the structure of the planet looking for quakes and meteorite strikes. It will take Mars’ temperature with a device that buries itself underground. And it may provide clues about the mystery of Mars’ wobble.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:专家植树造林可解决碳污染问题2018-11-24
As the planet heats up, experts warn that simply cutting greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to avoid possibly disastrous levels of global warming. A new study says the answer may be found… in the forest.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新华社与搜狗研发智能主持人震惊外媒2018-11-23
China’s Xinhua news agency recently launched what it called the world’s first artificial intelligence news presenter. Will this be the start of a new wave of robotic news readers?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家推演尼安德特人灭绝过程2018-11-22
Neanderthals are extinct, but they were the closest relative of modern humans. Up until about 30,000 years ago, human beings shared the Earth with Neanderthals. The two species were so close that they sometimes mated.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:太空岩石仍是科学家未解之谜2018-11-22
Oumuamua is the first interstellar object scientists have found passing through our solar system. Interstellar means it came from another star system like our own. A new research paper from Harvard University proposes that Oumuamua may have been sent by a
VOA慢速英语:基因编辑食品即将成真,你敢吃吗?2018-11-20
Researchers are using new technology to edit the existing genes in crops and animals. But gene-editing, as it is called, also raises question about supervision and whether people will actually want the products.
VOA慢速英语:研究证实辅助驾驶系统存缺陷2018-11-20
A new has study found that driver assistance systems failed to perform some actions designed to prevent an automobile crash.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:千克这个单位即将退出历史舞台?2018-11-16
For nearly 130 years, scientists have used a singular small, metal cylinder to define the exact weight of a kilogram. Now, officials at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures say it is time for a change to meet today’s technology-driven world.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:海平面上升威胁著名农场2018-11-13
Around the world, scientists warn that coastal farms are under threat from rising seas and salt water.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:联合国报告称地球臭氧层愈合中2018-11-13
After facing severe damage from the use of man-made chemicals, scientists say the Earth’s ozone layer is finally healing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:三星推出新款可折叠手机2018-11-10
Samsung has provided a first look at its new foldable smartphone.
VOA慢速英语:种植咖啡树为委内瑞拉国鸟提供栖息地2018-11-07
The red siskin is a small song bird many Venezuelans know and love. But the bird is disappearing. Now activists and scientists hope that getting farmers to grow coffee will help the bird’s numbers recover.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:巧克力的故事比我们想象的还要古老2018-11-06
Chocolate is a special food that people around the world have enjoyed for many years. But a new discovery suggests the substance used to make chocolate is even older than experts once believed.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家列出四种捕获碳的方法 限制气温上升2018-11-05
A recent report suggests four simple ways to take carbon out of the atmosphere. The goal is to limit carbon dioxide, a gas linked to rising temperatures.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:匹兹堡枪击案嫌犯曾在社交媒体发表种族言论2018-11-02
The man accused of killing 11 people at a synagogue reportedly used a social media service to post violent messages.
VOA慢速英语:云南白水一号冰川融化加剧 未来将消失?2018-10-30
Scientists say Baishui in southern China it is one of the world’s fastest-melting glaciers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:欧洲和日本的宇宙飞船开启7年的水星之旅2018-10-29
European and Japanese space agencies have successfully launched a spacecraft as part of a joint effort to study Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:谷歌称人工智能以99%的准确率发现乳腺癌2018-10-26
Google is already deeply involved in developing artificial intelligence (AI) to help doctors identify and treat disease. The company recently published two new studies showing a high level of success in identifying one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究人员发现入侵物种的“善良”一面2018-10-24
A new study provides evidence that some invasive species are having a good effect on the environment.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:澳大利亚科学家研发新型“望远镜” 可以观察地下深处2018-10-23
The Australian Academy of Sciences has released a 10-year plan aimed at developing a better understanding of Australia’s mineral wealth. It proposes creating a three-dimensional map of the continent. Scientists want the map to show rocks and minerals to a
VOA慢速英语:人形机器人Pepper现身英国议会 解释AI对教育影响2018-10-19
A humanoid robot named Pepper appeared with British lawmakers this week to demonstrate how machines are being engineered to connect with people.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究发现日全食影响蜜蜂劳作2018-10-16
On August 21, 2017, millions of people across America stopped what they were doing to watch a total solar eclipse. Researchers now say they have discovered evidence that bees also took a break from what they were doing during the eclipse.
VOA慢速英语:研究表明大脑能记住成千上万张脸2018-10-16
A new study has found that, on average, people can remember as many as 5,000 faces.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:古代沉船讲述贸易路线的故事2018-10-15
The discovery is believed to be the largest concentration of wrecks ever found in the Mediterranean.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:谷歌推出新款Pixel智能手机、平板电脑和智能家庭中心2018-10-12
Google has launched the latest versions of its Pixel smartphone, as well as a new tablet computer and a smart home controller.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家警告称不久的将来会有灾难性的全球变暖2018-10-11
The group says its research indicates a major slowing of warming is critical to avoid climate-related disaster. If not, the researchers say, the threat to human well-being, ecosystems and sustainable development will rise to irreversible levels.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家研究消灭耐药细菌的新方法2018-10-09
The decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics is among the most serious problems facing modern medicine.
VOA慢速英语:科学家说许多益虫正在消失2018-10-09
Scientists say it seems that many good insects that help the environment and humans seem to be disappearing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家称发现太阳系外的第一个月球2018-10-07
The possible moon appears considerably larger than Earth and is 8000 light years away. Astronomers say the object is about the size of the planet Neptune. It orbits a planet that is similar in size to the large planet Jupiter.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家证实发现五亿多年前动物化石2018-10-06
Scientists say they have confirmed that strange-looking fossils from more than 500 million years ago are remains of an animal.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家们将科幻大脑意念交流变成现实2018-10-05
Scientists say they have successfully connected the brains of three people who were able to send thoughts into each other’s heads.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:日本隼鸟2号携带的漫游者成功登陆小行星2018-10-03
Two small robots dropped on the surface of a distant asteroid last week sent back pictures and temperature measurements back to Earth. Japan’s space agency hopes this information, along with rock samples, may provide a window to the beginning of our solar
VOA慢速英语:研究发现海水变暖导致生成更多的飓风2018-10-03
A new study predicts that warmer waters in the Atlantic Ocean will continue to increase the number of major hurricanes.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Facebook增加筹款功能方便用户轻松筹款2018-09-28
Facebook’s birthday fundraiser feature lets people use the occasion of their birthday to do some good
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:利用虚拟现实帮助治疗疼痛2018-09-25
Virtual reality, or VR, is growing in popularity in video gaming and some training programs. It may also prove helpful in the treatment of chronic pain.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:世界上第一列氢列车在德国试运行2018-09-22
The world’s first hydrogen-powered trains have begun running in Germany.
VOA慢速英语:亚马逊欲获取南美太空数据开发AI工具2018-09-18
The American company Amazon.com is one of the biggest businesses in the United States and around the world. Now, the company is said to be negotiating with the government in Chile on a plan to reach for the stars.
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