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[翻译]:电视观众抱怨烟花直播“掺假”2016-07-06
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2016-07-02
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2016-07-01
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2016-07-01
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 monument.
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2016-06-30
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2016-06-28
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 play in international competitions.
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2016-06-24
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 were turned off.
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2016-06-23
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2016-06-22
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2016-06-21
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2016-06-18
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2016-06-17
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2016-06-16
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2016-06-15
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 pet chicken with him.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:寻找那个可爱的男孩2016-06-14
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2016-06-11
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 than $45 million in its first day.
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”2016-06-09
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2016-06-08
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 firefighters and rescue workers, before she died.
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2016-06-07
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. How cool is that?
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2016-06-04
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2016-06-03
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 and Facebook.
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2016-06-02
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 enjoy the live show instead.
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2016-06-01
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 hurt the child.
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2016-05-28
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2016-05-27
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 around the world quickly corrected him.

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