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:Instagram推出24小时阅后即焚新功能2017-04-20
Instagram made the announcement Tuesday. The company said that users don’t have to worry about over-posting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day -- with as much creativity as you want.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:尸臭魔芋花在华盛顿植物园盛开2017-04-20
A bad-smelling flower is getting ready to blossom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. The plant is over two meters tall and six years old. When it opens it will produce a smell similar to a dead body.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:中国火箭划过美国西部夜空2017-04-20
People in the western United States could not believe their eyes Wednesday night when, high in the sky, a bright streak of light appeared. Some people thought it was a meteor shower. But, these bursts of light were actually from a Chinese rocket re-enteri
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:冰桶挑战赛筹集的资金帮助研究人员发现与该疾病相关的基因2017-04-20
Ice Bucket Challenge videos were very popular on social media two years ago. The campaign raised over $100 million for research into the cause of the brain disease ALS. It turns out the money has already made a difference.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:米歇尔•奥巴马在民主党大会上发表强有力的演讲2017-04-20
First Lady Michelle Obama stole the show in Philadelphia. Her powerful and emotional speech is already being called, by some, one of the best speeches in Democratic National Convention history.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电信运营商Verizon以50亿美元并购雅虎2017-04-20
Communications company Verizon announced a plan Monday to buy internet company Yahoo.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:米歇尔·奥巴马现身夜间秀节目《拼车卡拉秀》2017-04-20
Even days before it aired Wednesday evening in the United States, Michelle Obama’s appearance on Carpool Karaoke was a trending topic on social media. And, after the episode aired, people could not stop talking about it. Carpool Karaoke trended Thursday o
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:《风月俏佳人》导演加里马歇尔逝世 终年81岁2017-04-20
Garry Marshall was a television and movie comedy actor, writer, director and producer. He died on Tuesday. Some of his famous shows and movies were The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:梅拉·特朗普复制米歇尔·奥巴马成功之路?2017-04-20
Not long after Melania Trump’s speech ended, an unemployed journalist named Jarrett Hill noticed similarities between her speech and the one given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2016环法:自行车撞坏就用腿跑到终点2017-04-20
Tour de France leader Chris Froome crashed during Thursday’s stage. His bike broke, so he decided to run up the mountain instead.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:NASA朱诺探测器发回第一张木星照片2017-04-20
The NASA Juno spacecraft launched in 2011. This week it sent back its first photos of Jupiter. And people have been sharing and liking these photos. Others leave comments on NASA’s page about Juno.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Pokemon Go成现象级游戏2017-04-20
Millions of people are downloading the Pokemon Go smartphone app and collecting funny little monsters. But some people think gamers should control themselves better.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:游戏Pokemon Go迅速火爆全球2017-04-20
Many people remember the Pokemon card-trading game that was popular in the 1990s. Now it is back in the form of a smart phone app. It has millions of downloads since July 6.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:西班牙斗牛士表演时被公牛杀死 系本世纪首例2017-04-20
A Spanish bullfighter died for the first time in over 30 years over the weekend. Other people were injured during the running of the bulls at the famous San Fermin festival in Pamplona.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:乔恩·邦乔维乐队:婚礼歌手?2017-04-20
When American rock star Jon Bon Jovi attended a wedding in Florida recently, he had no plans to perform. But a wedding band persuaded him to come on stage and perform a jazz version of his 1986 classic rock song Livin on a Prayer.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Goole新Doodle致敬美国科学家内蒂史蒂文斯2017-04-20
The Internet search engine Google celebrated a woman scientist on Thursday. Her name might not be world famous. But on July 7, on what would have been her 155th birthday, she was a trending topic on social media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:梅西或获刑21个月2017-04-20
Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi received a 21-month sentence from a Spanish court on Wednesday for tax evasion.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:电视观众抱怨烟花直播“掺假”2017-04-20
The fireworks show on Washington’s National Mall is a big deal each year on July 4. But this time, some people on social media were critical of the show’s producers for using video from an earlier broadcast.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:《海底总动员2:多莉去哪儿》北美上映带来惊喜2017-04-20
The movie Finding Dory is the sequel to the successful film Finding Nemo. It is a children’s movie. But some people in California got quite a surprise when the preview of another film was recently shown by mistake.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:欧洲杯:冰岛与葡萄牙双双晋级2017-04-20
Iceland is the smallest country playing in the quarterfinals of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. And the world is reacting to the story of the team’s unlikely run into the last eight.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:奥兰多民众悼念枪击案死难者2017-04-20
Stonewall Inn has long been at the center of the gay rights movement in the United States. In June of 1969, police raided the bar. They went on to attack Stonewall’s gay and transgender customers. Now, Stonewall Inn is Americas first LGBT rights national
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国传奇女子篮球教练——帕特·萨米特2017-04-20
Pat Summitt influenced many Americans during her 38 years as the women’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee. She died on Tuesday at the age of 64. Five years ago, doctors said tests showed she had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:梅西宣布从阿根廷国家队退役2017-04-20
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is one of the best players in the world. But he has not been able to win a major tournament with his national team. After Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America finals on Sunday night, Messi said he would no longer
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:多名民主党议员呼吁严格控枪2017-04-20
U.S. Congressional Democrats have been demanding that the House of Representatives votes on gun-control legislation. Many of the lawmakers took part in a 25-hour sit-in. They used Periscope and Facebook live to broadcast the protest after the TV cameras w
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:美洲豹参与奥运圣火传递仪式因逃跑被击毙2017-04-20
A Jaguar was killed in Brazil on Monday after it got out of its leash. Just earlier it had been displayed during an Olympic torch ceremony in the city of Manaus.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:勒布朗詹姆斯夺冠哭泣成热门表情包2017-04-20
A popular morning television show called famous Muppet Kermit the Frog a lizard on its Twitter account. The Internet had a little fun with the mistake.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:抢七胜出!勒布朗詹姆斯终为克城带来冠军2017-04-20
The last time a Cleveland sports team won a major championship was 1964. On Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA title, breaking that losing streak.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:这个周日是父亲节哦2017-04-20
Some Twitter users came up with the hashtag #PutYourDadInABand in honor of Father’s Day this weekend.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:中国游客偷灌黄石公园温泉水被罚1000美金2017-04-20
This week, another Yellowstone tourist made the park a trending topic on social media. The National Park Service said it fined a Chinese man $1,000 for leaving a boardwalk path in Yellowstone’s Mammoth Hot Springs area.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:NBA:总决赛G6周四晚开场2017-04-20
Craig Sager is known for his colorful suits and jackets he wears to cover NBA games for a U.S. broadcaster. He also has cancer. A rival broadcaster says he will have a chance to cover his first, and possibly last, NBA Finals game for them on Thursday.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:法国小伙带着宠物鸡环球旅行2017-04-20
Guirec Soudee is sailing around the world. The 24-year-old Frenchman has already been at sea for two years. He set sail from the Canary Islands in May of 2014.Soudee is the only person on the boat. But he is not making the trip alone. He brought along his
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:寻找那个可爱的男孩2017-04-20
A young boy in Louisiana captured the attention of internet users recently when he was caught giving a hug to a neighbors dog.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:电影《魔兽》打破中国电影票房记录2017-04-20
Most movie industry experts do not expect the film version of the multiplayer video game World of Warcraft to be a big hit in the United States. But Warcraft is already breaking records in China. The movie opened there on June 8. It reportedly earned more
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:女替身着神奇女侠服装通关“美国忍者战士”2017-04-20
Jessie Graff is a former college athlete and a stunt woman in Hollywood. She completed an obstacle course on the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior, wearing a Wonder Woman costume. Her accomplishment made her a trending topic on social media.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:曾参与911救援的搜索犬死亡2017-04-20
Bretagne was the last living search dog to work at the area known as Ground Zero after the terrorist attack on New York City in September,2001. Search-and-rescue dogs detected humans and remains. She was given a salute Monday, as she walked past firefight
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:泰勒•斯威夫特出席粉丝婚礼2017-04-20
Two New Jersey newlyweds got an unexpected gift at their wedding reception: a performance by Taylor Swift. ? ? ? ? The superstar played a version of her song Blank Space at the reception of Max Singer and Kenya Smith in Long Beach Township on Saturday. Ho
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:特制美国女孩玩偶给女孩带来惊喜2017-04-20
Ten-year-old Emma Bennett got a surprise gift that made her very happy. She was given an American Girl doll that looks very much like her. The doll has a prosthetic leg, just like hers!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国民众发起活动要求加强枪支管制2017-04-20
Americans observed Gun Violence Awareness Day on Thursday by participating in the Wear Orange movement. What started as a local movement in the South Side of Chicago has turned into a national movement. The hashtag #WearOrange can be seen all over Twitter
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿黛尔要求粉丝专心看演唱会别玩手机2017-04-20
The British superstar Adele wants people to enjoy her live performances, and not videotape them. During a show last Sunday in Italy, Adele condemned someone in the crowd for videotaping the whole concert. The singer asked the woman to stop filming her and
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国动物园枪杀大猩猩引争议2017-04-20
Critics were outraged after zoo officials shot and killed a gorilla that held a 4-year-old boy at an American zoo this weekend. Harambe, a male western lowland gorilla, was shot and killed Saturday by Cincinnati Zoo officials who feared the animal would h
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:印度裔孩子赢得拼字比赛2017-04-20
Two boys – one from Texas and one from New York – shared the Scripps National Spelling Bee title Thursday night. The boys are the children of immigrants from southern India. They each won an award and a $45,000 prize.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Twitter教美国记者吃索马里食物2017-04-20
If you have ever tried Somali food, you know that a banana is an important part of any meal. One American reporter recently ate his first-ever Somali meal. He posted a photo of it on Twitter, and said a banana came with his meal as an appetizer. Somalis a
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:在非洲与狮子近距离接触视频爆红网络2017-04-20
A woman from South Africa was camping at a national park earlier in May. She woke up one morning to find two female lions licking drops of water off her tent. The video is both scary and impressive.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:西雅图全女子棒球队创历史2017-04-20
The 1992 film A League of Their Own tells the story of the first all-women’s professional baseball league in the United States. One of the leagues best teams was the Rockford Peaches.? ? The Peaches trended on social media, thanks to a baseball team of yo
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:《星球大战》秋巴卡打破facebook直播观看人数记录2017-04-20
A woman in Texas showed off her new toy using the Facebook Live service. Her video set the record for the most views of a live video on Facebook. Why? Some commented that the womans laugh was fun to listen to, and that there should be more people in the w
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国城市庆祝5月20日自行车日2017-04-20
National Bike to Work Day helps new bikers try cycling as a way to commute. In big U.S. cities, local bicycle groups provide Bike to Work Day participants with food, drinks and support as they make their journeys. The hashtag #BiketoWorkDay2016 trended on
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:只说英语的冰淇淋店2017-04-20
Employees at a frozen custard shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were asked to only speak English with their customers. This policy made some people upset and caused the story to be a trending topic.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:气象员在华盛顿山天文台遭遇时速175公里的强风2017-04-20
The United States is already almost two months into spring, but a recent video makes it look like at least one area is still the middle of winter. The Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire posted a video of a worker being blown around in 175-kilom
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:游客脑残行为致母牛拒认野牛宝宝2017-04-20
A baby bison at Yellowstone National Park had to be killed because of park visitors, the National Park Service said. Tourists thought it was too cold, put it in the back of a car, and went to park rangers for help. When returned to the wild, its herd reje
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:海滩男孩音乐专辑《宠物之声(Pet Sounds)》发表五十周年2017-04-20
One of the most important pop music albums of all time came out 50 years ago today. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys was ranked as the second-best album in pop music history by Rolling Stone magazine.

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