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]:芝加哥小熊队赢得世界大赛冠军2016-11-04
The Chicago Cubs won baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1908 early Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio. It ended one of the longest title droughts in professional sports history.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:视频记录阿拉斯加冰怪物2016-11-03
The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska recently put a strange-looking video on its Facebook page. It showed something swimming in a river. Some people said the swimmer looked like an ice monster. Thousands of people tried to solve the mystery of what actually was on the video.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:警方利用facebook寻找示威者2016-11-02
You might have seen some of your Facebook friends checking in recently at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, inside the American state of North Dakota. They are showing support for people there who are protesting the building of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:万圣节话题霸屏Twitter2016-11-01
October 31 is Halloween in the United States. People celebrate the holiday by dressing in costumes, carving pumpkins and going door-to-door asking in a tradition called Trick-or-Treat. Social media users posted photos of their costumes and other frightening images.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:表情包走进艺术博物馆2016-10-29
A Japanese telecommunications company created the first set of 176 emojis. They are now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:比尔·莫瑞还是汤姆·汉克斯?2016-10-28
A photo went viral on the internet recently. People could not tell if the man in the image was actor Tom Hanks or Bill Murray. What do you think?
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:奥巴马阅读推特了解民意2016-10-27
President Barack Obama’s eight years in office will come to an end in January. The president is celebrating the last time he will get to do many things. He hosted his final state dinner recently. He also appeared on a late-night talk show and read Mean Tweets for the last time.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:特朗普在Facebook Live直播选情2016-10-26
Facebook carried the first Trump Tower Live program Monday night. The program looked similar to a nightly news show on television. Its aim is, as one presenter explained on Monday, to bypass the left-wing media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:世界职业棒球锦标赛2016-10-25
The baseball World Series starts Tuesday night in the United States. The final games of the season feature two teams that have not won in many years. The fans of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are excited to see their teams play.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:任天堂发布新游戏设备2016-10-22
Video game company Nintendo announced its newest portable gaming device on Thursday. It is called the Nintendo Switch. It allows users to play games both at home on their televisions and while on the move.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国大选:讨厌的女人vs坏男人2016-10-21
People around the U.S. are reacting to two expressions used by Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential debate Wednesday night. He called Hillary Clinton such a nasty woman and referred to Mexican drug dealers as bad hombres.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:帅气巴基斯坦卖茶哥红遍Instagram2016-10-20
People around the world are reacting to photographs of a dark-haired, blue-eyed man from Pakistan. He works as a tea-seller at a market in Islamabad.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:10月15日和16日超级月亮美图火遍社交媒体2016-10-18
Did you see the Supermoon over the weekend? People around the world who saw it took some amazing photos.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国将解禁古巴雪茄和朗姆酒2016-10-15
People in the U.S. who enjoy smoking Cuban cigars celebrated Friday. The U.S. government announced it was ending restrictions on travelers bringing home cigars and rum from Cuba.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:巨型南瓜迎万圣节2016-10-13
October means it is pumpkin season in the U.S. The fall brings cooler weather, less daylight and the pumpkin harvest. Some farmers are bringing large pumpkins to be weighed, while creative people are showing off their best pumpkin carvings.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:总统辩论现场观众因提问爆红互联网2016-10-12
Ken Bone was one of several undecided voters chosen to ask questions at the presidential debate last Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri. Ken Bone’s few seconds on national television has made him famous. Talk of Bone - especially his bright red sweater - spread quickly.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:周日美国总统候选人辩论史上最火爆2016-10-11
Recently released negative information about Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton made their second meeting tense. Trump said he was not proud of insulting words he had for women in a video 11 years ago. Clinton defended her statements to donors and her use of private email.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:6岁女孩在自己后院完成“美国忍者战士”挑战2016-10-08
A five-year-old girl completed an obstacle course her father built in the backyard. The video appeared on Facebook, and so far, over 60 million people watched it. It is inspired by what she and her father watch on the American Ninja Warrior television show.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Reporter’s Chinatown Story Criticized2016-10-07
A Fox News reporter went to New York City’s Chinatown to ask people about China’s role in the upcoming U.S. elections. The story he came back with led to Asian-Americans, and even the New York mayor, asking him for an apology.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Yahoo再暴丑闻 偷偷扫描用户邮件2016-10-06
People are reacting on social media to a news agency report that Yahoo designed an email-scanning app for use by a U.S. intelligence agency.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:莎拉波娃申诉成功 禁赛期将缩短2016-10-05
Maria Sharapova will be able to return to competitive tennis next April, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her doping ban from 24 months to 15 months.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:拉布的树蛙或已灭绝2016-10-04
A tree frog from Panama died last week at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in the American state of Georgia. The little creature, known as Toughie, is the last known Rabbs fringe-limbed tree frog in the world.
VOA慢速英语:雅虎五亿用户数据遭黑客窃取2016-10-01
Yahoo says hundreds of millions of its accounts were hacked in 2014. Many people are reacting to the news on social media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:候选人加里约翰逊的“阿勒颇时刻”2016-09-30
Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate. He continues to struggle when asked about U.S foreign policy.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:新人拍婚纱照偶遇汤姆·汉克斯2016-09-29
American actor Tom Hanks was exercising in New York City last week when he bumped into a couple taking wedding photos.

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