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:国家选民登记日2016-09-29
The U.S. election is November 8. But voters must register up to a month ahead of time in order to be allowed to vote.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:年轻的棒球明星因划船事故丧生2016-09-27
Jose Fernandez was a successful, young player for Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins. He died in a boating accident on Sunday.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美国男童致信奥巴马欲收留叙利亚受袭男孩2016-09-23
Last month, images of a bloody, wounded 5-year-old Syrian boy in an ambulance captured the world’s attention. ? ? This week, a letter about the images, written by a 6-year-old American boy, has captured the world’s attention.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:安吉丽娜·朱莉与布拉德·皮特离婚2016-09-22
People continue to react to reports that Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie has asked her husband, actor Brad Pitt, for a divorce.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Twitter修改140字符限制2016-09-21
A report in May suggested that the social media company was considering making the changes. Later, Twitter confirmed the news and Monday the company announced the changes were taking effect.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:“权力的游戏”打破艾美奖记录2016-09-20
The biggest winner at the 68th Emmy Awards Sunday was the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. It received 12 Emmy awards this year. The show has won 38 Emmys since its first season aired in 2011.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:纽约博物馆展示黄金马桶2016-09-17
If you have ever wanted to use a toilet made of pure gold, now is your chance. New York’s famous Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has set up a working 18-carat gold toilet in one of its washrooms. The device, like a piece of art, even has a name. It is called America.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Americans Mark Start of Hispanic Heritage Month2016-09-16
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 through October 15. It celebrates the history and culture of people with ancestry in Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:华盛顿国家动物园猩猩妈妈诞下小猩猩2016-09-15
For the first time in 25 years, a baby orangutan was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D. C. Zoo officials say they are cautiously optimistic that the baby boy will survive and thrive—or do well.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:庆祝英国作家罗尔德·达尔诞辰100周年2016-09-14
Roald Dahl is a beloved British writer. He is the author of some of the world’s best-known children’s novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. On Tuesday, people around the world celebrated what would have been Dahl’s 100th birthday.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国少年制作多米诺视频引关注2016-09-13
A teenager from the northeast state of New Hampshire has one of the top trending YouTube videos this week. She is an expert at lining up dominoes so they make great designs when they fall down.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:铭记2011年9月11日2016-09-10
The 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States is Sunday. On social media, people shared their memories and expressed their sadness about Sept.11,2001.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:吉尔吉斯斯坦世界游牧运动会闭幕2016-09-10
The 2016 Rio Olympics are over and the Paralympics are just beginning. But in between, a much different kind of international sporting event took place in Central Asia. Instead of running, swimming, and basketball, athletes took part in sports like eagle hunting and traditional stick wrestling.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016年里约残奥会开幕2016-09-08
Rio de Janeiro is home for the next 11 days to thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games. As the opening ceremony took place Wednesday night, organizers were dealing with budget concerns.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:德克萨斯州泥浆赛跑比赛2016-09-07
Two high school runners are getting noticed for how they reacted to an obstacle at recent race in Texas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:SpaceX火箭爆炸祸及Facebook价值两亿美元卫星2016-09-03
A rocket owned by SpaceX exploded Thursday, two days before its planned launch. Video images of the explosion have people talking on social media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究表明狗确实能理解人类2016-09-02
People on social media are reacting to the news that dogs can understand the human voice.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:比尔·奈伊回归电视 加盟一档新节目2016-09-02
Almost 20 years after Bill Nye the Science Guy ended, Nye is getting a new show. The streaming service Netflix announced this week that it will release Bill Nye Saves the World next year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:地球进入一个新的地质周期了吗?2016-09-01
We are in a new geological era, experts say, and have been since around 1950. This era is marked by the huge effects humans have had on the planet. Scientists are calling this era the Anthropocene Epoch. Anthro is a prefix that means human.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016年MTV音乐录像带颁奖礼 蕾哈娜德雷克偷吻2016-08-31
The MTV network held its Video Music Awards Sunday night. Social media users are still talking about the stars and performances at the ceremony.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:法国或废除戛纳Burkini泳装禁令2016-08-27
A seaside town in France had its burkini ban reversed on Friday. Many commenters on social media were pleased with the news.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:意大利地震前后对比照片2016-08-26
People on social media are reacting to the before and after photos resulting from the huge earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国泳坛名将瑞安·洛赫特失去赞助2016-08-24
American swimmer Ryan Lochte admitted that he did not tell the truth about being robbed during the Rio Olympics. The Olympic Games ended Sunday. A day later, he lost all four of his sponsors.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:社交媒体指奥运报道里存性别歧视2016-08-23
This is What’s Trending Today…. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have come to an end, but people are still discussing media coverage of the event.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:神奇的奥运会:世界摄影日照片2016-08-20
People around the world are posting photos to social media sites for World Photo Day.

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