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。

VOA慢速英语:威廉姆森姐妹会师决赛 费德勒闯进男单决赛2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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
VOA慢速英语:数十万民众齐聚华盛顿抗议川普就职2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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》2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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Aleppo2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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 expla
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016年是最糟糕的一年吗?2017-04-20
Many people are looking back at 2016 and thinking about all of the sad or frustrating things that happened. But some people used Twitter on Monday to mention some more positive news about the year that is soon coming to a close.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:NBA传奇记者克雷格•塞奇因癌症去世2017-04-20
Craig Sager was a television sports reporter best known for his work on NBA television broadcasts. He died of cancer on Thursday at 65.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:社交媒体渗透总统选举度越来越高2017-04-20
Members of the Electoral College will cast their votes in the presidential election on Monday. But before then, some members of congress want more information about Russia’s influence over the election.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:你会排队买神秘蛋(Hatchimal)吗?2017-04-20
Do you know what a Hatchimal is? If you do not, you probably will soon. Hatchimals are said to be one of the most popular holiday gifts for children in the United States this year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:旧金山治疗猪缓解出行者情绪2017-04-20
A small pig is just one of many animals you might find at the San Francisco airport. They are helping stressed-out travelers relax.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:川普当选时代杂志2016年年度人物2017-04-20
Time magazine named Donald Trump its Person of the Year on Wednesday. The magazine called him President of the Divided States of America on its cover.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:新的亚马逊商店避免让客户排长队2017-04-20
The online marketer Amazon is opening a new kind of store. It is one where people do not have to wait in long lines to buy a product. Instead, the buyers pay using their smartphones.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:北达科他州石油管道抗议者欢呼抗争取得胜利2017-04-20
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a work permit that would be needed to complete a major oil pipeline under the Missouri River. In a statement on Sunday, the Corps of Engineers said it would consider other possible areas for the project.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:星巴克CEO霍华德•舒尔茨将于2017年4月离职2017-04-20
The worldwide coffee company Starbucks announced that its chief executive officer would leave his position in April of 2017. Howard Schultz will focus on expanding a new Starbucks brand.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2017年倍耐力年历主打著名女星不化妆的黑白照2017-04-20
Pirelli is known for making high-performance tires for race cars. The company is also known for producing a calendar at the end of the year. In the past, the Pirelli calendar was filled with photographs of models wearing very little clothing. But this yea
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:奥巴马准备最后一次在白宫过圣诞节2017-04-20
President Barack Obama and his family will celebrate their eighth and final Christmas in the White House next month. On Tuesday, White House staff and first lady Michelle Obama revealed this year’s holiday decorations.
VOA慢速英语:川普称数百万张选票“非法”2017-04-20
President-elect Donald Trump used Twitter to say millions of people voted illegally in the recent election. But reporters and analysts say no evidence can be found for Trump’s claim.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Twitter用户讨论“感恩节生存指南”2017-04-20
The American Thanksgiving holiday is on Thursday. Many people will gather with family members for a large meal. It is a time to celebrate. But some people do not look forward to spending a lot of time with family. That is why people are proposing Thanksgi
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:说唱歌手坎耶·维斯特谈美国选举2017-04-20
Rapper Kanye West told the crowd at a recent show in California that he did not vote in the U.S. presidential election. He said if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:朝鲜领导人外号成中国网络敏感词2017-04-20
Chinese websites are blocking search results for Fatty Kim the Third and Kim Fatty the Third. The names are widely used in China to make fun of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. No results appear for the Chinese version of the terms on search engine Baidu,
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:外国社交媒体兴起模仿塑料模特挑战2017-04-20
Do you know about the mannequin challenge? It is a video trend that has everyone from high school students to First Lady Michelle Obama holding a pose.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:布鲁斯·斯普林斯汀的摩托车坏了2017-04-20
Rock and roll singer Bruce Springsteen was out for a ride on his motorcycle last Friday. He was on a road in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Springsteen’s motorcycle stopped working and he was stuck on the side of the road until some other bikers stopped to
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:第一位女性首席检察官珍妮特·雷诺逝世2017-04-20
Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general, died Monday. She had Parkinson’s disease, which affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. She was 78.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:数千民众在选举日悼念民权活动家安东尼2017-04-20
Voters are placing stickers on the gravestone of Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York. They are paying respect to the woman who campaigned for women’s voting rights in the United States.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:秋天的颜色不仅是红色和蓝色2017-04-20
Many people are talking about the fall colors red and blue as Election Day in the United States arrives next week. But social media users are also posting images of the more natural fall colors of orange, red and yellow.
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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 act
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2017-04-20
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 Pipel
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:万圣节话题霸屏Twitter2017-04-20
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 frighteni
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2017-04-20
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?2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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 Tw
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:世界职业棒球锦标赛2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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[翻译]:帅气巴基斯坦卖茶哥红遍Instagram2017-04-20
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.

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