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:10月15日和16日超级月亮美图火遍社交媒体2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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 - sprea
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2017-04-20
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
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2017-04-20
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 sho
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Reporter’s Chinatown Story Criticized2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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”2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
American actor Tom Hanks was exercising in New York City last week when he bumped into a couple taking wedding photos.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:国家选民登记日2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Americans Mark Start of Hispanic Heritage Month2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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 ha
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016年里约残奥会开幕2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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?2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
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2017-04-20
People around the world are posting photos to social media sites for World Photo Day.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:叙利亚受伤儿童照片冲击民众内心2017-04-20
People are reacting to the image of a dusty, wounded boy pulled from the rubble of an apartment building in Aleppo, Syria.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:萌宠!科学家发现紫色大眼鱿鱼2017-04-20
Scientists are using two small underwater vehicles to map the ocean floor off the coast of California. They recently found a purple squid with big eyes.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:菲尔普斯等美国名将登《体育画报》封面2017-04-20
On August 16,1954, Sports Illustrated published its first-ever magazine. The new publication led with an article called the The Golden Age is Now. Sixty-two years later, it has published its most golden magazine cover yet.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:博尔特连续三届赢得男子100米奥运金牌2017-04-20
The weekend had more Olympic firsts. Usain Bolt won the 100-meter race for the third time. No runner did that before. Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first-ever gold medal. And a pair of Irish rowers gave a first-rate interview.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:斐济庆祝该国史上第一枚奥运金牌2017-04-20
Fiji won its first ever medal on Thursday night at the Rio Olympics. The country won the men’s rugby sevens tournament with a victory over Great Britain.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:中国洪荒少女傅园慧已火遍全球2017-04-20
She is being called the most lovable athlete at the Rio Olympics and Chinas Sweetheart Swimmer. Meet Fu Yuanhui, now an Olympic bronze medalist.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:关注里约奥运会难民队2017-04-20
The IOC created a refugee Olympic team to make the world more aware of the refugee crisis in places like Africa and the Middle East. And people are searching for those athletes during the first week of the Rio Games.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:朝鲜与韩国运动员在里约自拍2017-04-20
Two athletes, one from North Korea and the other from South Korea, took a selfie together. It was a rare moment of inter-Korean friendship. The photo is being praised for representing the Olympic goals of building peace and understanding between countries
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国美少女射落里约奥运第一枚金牌2017-04-20
A number of athletes from around the world captured Olympic medals and broke barriers over the weekend at the Rio Games. A look at some of the Olympic firsts.
VOA慢速英语:奥巴马千金的暑期工2017-04-20
Some people who ordered food recently from Nancy’s seafood restaurant in Massachusetts were surprised who brought it to them. It turns out that Sasha Obama, the younger daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, is working at the restaurant this summer.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:日本奥运选手里约玩Pokemon Go花费3.2万元2017-04-20
Kohei Uchimura is a Japanese gymnast. He is a six-time world champion and the defending Olympic champion in men’s gymnastics. His first day of competition at the 2016 Games is on Saturday. But, somehow, he has found time -- a lot of time -- to try to hunt
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:歌手Matisyahu夏威夷偶遇流浪歌手翻唱其作品2017-04-20
The American singer and songwriter Matisyahu is based in the Brooklyn area of New York City. But during a recent trip to Hawaii, he surprised a street musician who was playing his song.

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