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:斐济庆祝该国史上第一枚奥运金牌2016-08-13
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2016-08-12
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2016-08-11
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2016-08-10
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2016-08-09
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2016-08-06
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2016-08-05
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 Pokemon while in Rio.
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2016-08-04
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.
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2016-08-03
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2016-08-02
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2016-07-29
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-entering the atmosphere.
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2016-07-28
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2016-07-27
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2016-07-26
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》2016-07-22
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 on Google, Twitter and Facebook.
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2016-07-21
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?2016-07-20
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2016-07-16
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2016-07-15
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2016-07-14
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2016-07-13
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2016-07-12
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?2016-07-09
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2016-07-08
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2016-07-07
Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi received a 21-month sentence from a Spanish court on Wednesday for tax evasion.

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