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[翻译]:2017土拨鼠日:普克托尼克菲尔预测冬季还要持续六周2017-02-03
Every February 2nd, Americans observe Groundhog Day. On this day, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog, looks for his shadow and predicts if warm weather will arrive soon.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:粉丝捐赠同性恋帮助热线贺Harry Styles生辰2017-02-02
On Harry Styles 23rd birthday, fans donated 11,849 to support the oldest gay and lesbian telephone help line in the UK. The band members also support a large number of charities.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:迪斯尼最后版本的“美女与野兽”预告片2017-02-01
Walt Disney Pictures has released the final trailer for its remake of Beauty and the Beast. The movie will come out in March.
VOA慢速英语:《怪奇物语》赢得最佳电视剧奖2017-01-31
People on social media are talking about the 2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards show. The event took place Sunday night in Los Angeles, California. Five young actors were as surprised as the crowd when they heard their show, Stranger Things, had won the award for best drama series.
VOA慢速英语:堪萨斯州警方的幽默感2017-01-28
A police department in Kansas is getting attention for its humorous tweets.
VOA慢速英语:威廉姆森姐妹会师决赛 费德勒闯进男单决赛2017-01-27
Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Roger Federer all qualified for the finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
VOA慢速英语:《爱乐之城》14项提名独领第89届奥斯卡奖提名风骚2017-01-25
The nominees for this years Academy Awards were announced Tuesday. Leading the way was the musical La La Land, with 14 Oscar nominations. That ties it with Titanic and All About Eve for most-ever Oscar nominations.
VOA慢速英语:残疾人人权活动家登上GOOGLE首页2017-01-24
Today's Google Doodle shows Edward Roberts, one of the first disability rights activists in the United States. He was the first seriously disabled student to graduate from the University of California at Berkeley. He became director of the California Department of Rehabilitation.
VOA慢速英语:数十万民众齐聚华盛顿抗议川普就职2017-01-20
Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to gather on the National Mall. The biggest protest group will be the Women’s March on Washington. About 200,000 people are expected to participate.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:世界上最年长的大猩猩去世2017-01-19
Colo was born in 1956 at the Columbus Zoo in the American state of Ohio. She was the first-ever gorilla to be born in captivity.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国乔治亚州议员:川普当选非合法2017-01-18
Representative John Lewis said that he will not attend President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration because he does not think he is a legitimate president. Trumps criticism of Lewis on Twitter has led other representatives to boycott the inauguration.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国发行黑人版自由女神像金币2017-01-14
For the first time ever, Lady Liberty is shown as a black woman on American currency.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:米歇尔奥巴马惊喜现身《今夜秀》2017-01-13
Michelle Obama made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. During one segment she surprised supporters who were thanking her for what she did as First Lady.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:奥巴马卸任在即 Spotify欲招入麾下2017-01-12
Barack Obama gave his final speech as President of the United States on Tuesday night. May people are wondering what he will do next. The streaming music service Spotify seems interested in offering him a job.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2026年足球世界杯扩军到48队2017-01-11
FIFA has announced plans to add 16 teams to men’s World Cup play in 2026. The organization also named the Best Players of the Year in 2016.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016年年度词汇Dumpster Fire和Aleppo2017-01-10
The American Dialect Society and the American Name Society have announced their Words of the Year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:男子直播救援受困滑雪朋友2017-01-08
Mickey Wilson planned to have a quiet day skiing on a mountain in Colorado recently. Instead, he wound up saving a man’s life.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:法国105岁自行车手再创世界纪录2017-01-06
Robert Marchand does not let age slow him down. He covered about 23 kilometers in one hour. He is 105 years old.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:小男孩勇救被柜压的哥哥成网红2017-01-05
Ricky Shoff posted a video on YouTube on January 1. It showed a piece of furniture falling on his two young sons. Both boys are okay, and the video has become YouTube's top trending video.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:新年新法:车内拿手机违法、可乐税、断绝权法2017-01-04
January 1 marked the first day of a new French law designed to give workers more of their own time.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:纽约司机连续通过236个绿灯成网红2017-01-02
An Uber driver in New York City made a video of himself driving through 236 green lights in a row.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:女演员黛比•雷诺兹与凯丽·费雪相继去世2016-12-30
Debbie Reynolds gained fame for singing and dancing in the film Singin in the Rain. She died one day after her daughter, actress and writer Carrie Fisher.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:社交媒体再次掀起恶搞川普风潮2016-12-29
2017 will be the Year of the Rooster in China. One Chinese shopping mall is displaying a huge rooster statue that looks like U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:成千上万民众看到Facebook邀请欲参加墨西哥女孩的生日会2016-12-28
This is What’s Trending Today… Rubi Ibarra just celebrated a birthday she will never forget Rubi is a teenager. She lives in the small community of La Joya in northern Mexico.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:俄大使被袭照片背后的故事2016-12-22
The image of the man who killed Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara, Turkey on Monday has many people talking. The image of the man pointing the gun and waving his finger after the assassination came from an Associated Press photographer, who explains what happened.

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