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 English22666.com_【官方首页】-彩神彩票(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。

22666.com_【官方首页】-彩神彩票30多年来,VOA 为了办好Special English节目,进行了大量的调查研究工作,对播音速度、内容及用词范围都作了具体规定,基本上达到了既能为英语学习者提供信息,又不损害英语本身风格的目的,使之成为VOA 独具特色,拥有最大量听众的节目。

美国著名词汇学家S. B. Flexmer 指明了Special English的三条标准,也就是它所“特别”的地方:



3、它以每分钟90个单词的速度,即2/3的Standard English22666.com_【官方首页】-彩神彩票(标准英语)速度进行广播。

Special English的节目可分为两大类:一类是新闻节目;一类是专题节目。

该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:棕榈油业导致大量危地马拉人远离家园?2019-01-21
Some news reports suggest that the production of palm oil in Guatemala is forcing many Guatemalans to migrate north in search of jobs. Palm oil is a big export for Guatemala. Industry supporters say it brings investment and jobs in the country.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:网球或修改规则避免超长比赛2019-01-21
The Australian Open and Wimbledon Championships are finally putting a stop to extremely long matches.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:请教老师:如何计算音节2019-01-13
In todays Ask a Teacher, our reader Mastaneh asks how to recognize syllables in a word.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:天主教会拒绝承认刚果总统选举结果2019-01-13
The Catholic Church rejected the official result of the Democratic Republic of the Congos presidential election on Thursday. And the losing candidate called the result a robbery.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:一名沙特妇女逃往加拿大2019-01-13
A Saudi woman who fled to Thailand has been permitted asylum in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that his country had granted her asylum.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国政府推加强网络安全计划2019-01-12
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is working with the American government in a computer security campaign.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:制作真正的美国乐器2019-01-12
Banjo is the result of two cultures blending. It was brought from Africa by slaves. At the beginning of the 19th century people in the American South started using it to make country music, namely bluegrass.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:土耳其总统对美国从叙利亚缓慢撤军表示不满2019-01-10
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the U.S. national security advisor for saying there were conditions on the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria. John Bolton left Turkey’s capital without speaking with the president. Two thousand U.S. troop
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:足球狂热粉丝住广告牌支持主队2019-01-10
Over the past two weeks, four Americans took their team loyalty to new heights. As part of a competition, they agreed to live high in the air next to a billboard overlooking the city of San Jose, California.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:马来西亚国王突然宣布退位2019-01-10
Malaysia’s largely ceremonial chief of state, King Muhammed V, resigned unexpectedly on Sunday. The national news agency Bernama says the country’s ruling families have agreed on a date to choose a new king.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:健康但发育不良的儿童或是缺乏这种能力2019-01-10
Most healthy children between the ages of four and 10 grow about five centimeters a year. Parents often notice this growth by how quickly their children grow out of their clothes and shoes. However, when a child does not reach usual growth markers, it cou
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:双比特马戏团为传统游戏带来革新2019-01-10
Traditional games meet modern technology at a futuristic entertainment business in Los Angeles, California.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究:撒哈拉沙漠经两万年转变而成2019-01-10
A new study suggests climate conditions in the Sahara Desert has changed from wet to dry about every 20,000 years.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:芝加哥博物馆展出世界上最受欢迎的恐龙2019-01-10
Visitors to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago have been able to see Sue since 2000. However, for most of 2018, Sue was nowhere to be seen. Instead, experts spent 10 months working on and adding to the world-famous skeleton.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:委内瑞拉残疾人通过舞蹈获取新生2019-01-10
In 2010, a gunshot crushed Iraly Yanez’s dreams of finding a job as a dancer. But now, she is working toward her goal of becoming a professional dancer, thanks to a dance company that helps physically disabled individuals perform.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:中国消费者不买账!苹果公司股价大滑坡2019-01-10
Apple says dropping demand for iPhones in China will cause overall revenue to fall well below previous predictions.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:众议院女议员热舞引争议2019-01-10
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress. One critic recently shared an old video of Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter that was meant to harm her reputation. It shows her and other students dancing to music. And she replied
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:请教老师:Can与Be Able To的区别2019-01-10
Today’s question is about a modal that is commonly confused with an expression. Here’s the question, which comes from a listener named Cafer.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:墨西哥流浪乐队&重金属摇滚音乐——Metalachi2019-01-10
Metalachi’s members call themselves the first and only heavy metal mariachi band. They mix the traditional mariachi sound from Mexico with modern Heavy metal.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:举世瞩目!中国嫦娥四号飞抵月球背面2019-01-10
China’s space program has become the first to land a spacecraft on the so-called dark side of the moon. The landing on Thursday brought the country closer to its goal of becoming a space power.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:意大利博物馆希望德国归还纳粹偷走的画作2019-01-10
The director of a well-known art museum in Italy is urging Germany to return a Dutch painting stolen by Nazi troops during World War II.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:印度妇女进入印度教寺庙引发抗议活动2019-01-10
Two women entered a Hindu temple for the first time since a ban was lifted on female visitors between the ages of 10 and 50.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国原住民博物馆欢迎来自美洲的艺术家2019-01-10
Visitors to the U.S. National Museum of the American Indian recently had a chance to buy artwork made by some of the world’s finest Native American artists.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国高中生通过建造房屋来学习建筑2019-01-10
Many high School students in the United States get hands-on training in construction skills by building real houses. Recently, a group of students in the U.S. state of Iowa took part in construction training that centered on the skill of masonry.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:全球民众以各种方式迎接2019年2019-01-02
People around the world are saying goodbye to what many considered to be a troubling year.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国研究发现太空工作不会缩短宇航员寿命2019-01-02
Astronauts are generally well-educated, earn more money and in better physical condition than the average American.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:中国武术与斗牛技巧的融合2019-01-01
Chinese martial arts fighters have their own take on the sport of bullfighting.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科学家研究意大利大恐龙化石2019-01-01
Researchers in Italy have found an unusual dinosaur. They said that the ancient land animal somehow ended up in the sea where it was a meal for many different sea creatures.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:科幻名作《弗兰肯斯坦》出版200周年2019-01-01
It’s alive! Its alive! Its alive! Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, turned 200 years old in 2018!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:什么是杰利蝾螈(Gerrymander)?2019-01-01
The term was first used in 1812 by an artist who made pictures for a newspaper. The artist wanted to call attention to a strangely-shaped voting area in the state of Massachusetts.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:你的新年决心是什么?2018-12-31
Today we talk about the word resolution. Resolution is a word with more than one meaning.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:非洲国家要求法国归还其艺术品2018-12-31
Up to 90 percent of African artifacts are located outside the continent. And many African nations want those objects back.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国对俄罗斯超高声速武器试验作出反应2018-12-30
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the successful test of an extremely fast weapon that would be ready soon. The U.S. Defense Department said its existence could create an imbalance between the two countries, and cause America to develop its own h
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:请教老师:Sorry与Excuse Me的区别2018-12-30
Have you ever wondered about the difference between Excuse me and Sorry? Todays question comes from our reader Slava.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:2018年艺术与文化大事记2018-12-30
2018 was a big year in the world of Arts and Culture. Some of the big events, however, had less to do with movies or music and more to do with politics or social issues.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:日本将于2019年重启商业捕鲸活动2018-12-29
Japan announces plans to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and to restart commercial whale hunting. The hunts are to be limited to Japanese territorial waters. A Japanese official also said his country plans to stop whale hunting in the A
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国官方宣布新措施应对移民儿童死亡问题2018-12-29
Department of Homeland Security officials defended their actions and called for new measures after the death of a second migrant child in U.S. detention. An eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died at a New Mexico hospital this week.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国男子独自穿越南极洲创造历史2018-12-29
A Portland, Oregon man has become the first person to travel across Antarctica by himself without receiving any assistance.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:朝鲜和韩国官员庆祝联合铁路项目开工2018-12-28
North and South Korea held a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the beginning of an effort to modernize the North’s railways and roads. The countries received permission from the U.N. for a joint inspection of North Korea’s railroad system.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究人员:鸡幸福吗?2018-12-27
How do you measure a chicken’s happiness? Is it in the way it runs for food? Or by how much time it spends cleaning itself? To find the answers to these questions, researchers in Canada are putting 16 kinds of chickens through a series physical and mental
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:84岁老妇人:大学学位的终生目标,达成!2018-12-27
One American woman waited many years to reach her goal of receiving a college degree. But it finally happened.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:为什么美国人的预期寿命在下降?2018-12-27
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported recently that there were more than 2.8 million deaths in the United States in 2017. Of those,47,000 were suicides and 70,000 were drug overdoses.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:阿肯色州的持枪教师越来越普遍2018-12-26
The number of teachers carrying guns in and around schools in the American state of Arkansas is growing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:一周只上四天班更具工作效率2018-12-26
Companies that reduced work hours have found that their employees like their jobs more and are more productive at work.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:中国油画重镇从简单复制到创新发展2018-12-25
Ma Chunyan’s hands appear to hold Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting The Starry Night. But it is not Van Gogh’s masterpiece. The 32-year old Chinese artist is holding a $145 reproduction she made in one day from an image on her cell phone.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国人口普查细则及其作用2018-12-25
By counting the population, the Census helps determine how many lawmakers each area will send to Congress.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:词汇典故:圣诞快乐!2018-12-24
Santa Claus is someone who will remain in the hearts of children forever. He is the make-believe person who brings toys and other gifts to children at Christmas.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:经济专家担心韩国经济陷入衰退2018-12-24
South Korea’s President has proposed measures designed to increase economic growth in the country. A recent report suggests that South Korea could face difficult economic times if there are no changes in the current policies.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:请教老师:发音问题解析2018-12-23
The letter -i can have more than one sound. In fact, it can be pronounced six ways in American English alone!
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:食用色素:天然还是不天然?2018-12-23
Food companies are promising to use less artificial coloring in their foods, but how natural are some of the colors we associate with our food?
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