美國之音(以下稱VOA)的英語節目,按播音速度可分為兩種:Standard English (標準英語)和 Special English(特別英語)。

Special English 又叫“慢速英語”,是VOA 專為全世界非英語國家初學英語的聽眾安排的一種簡易、規范的英語廣播節目。該節目創始于50年代末期,是VOA 的專家們研究如何與世界各地的英語學習者進行交際的產物。它正式開播于1959年10月。當時只面向歐洲和中東,但由于這個節目適合許多國家英語學習者的需要,所以它的廣播對象不久就擴大到世界其他地區,并很快在全世界范圍內產生了廣泛的影響。現在這個節目對歐洲、非洲和拉丁美洲每晚廣播一次,對加勒比地區每晚廣播一次(星期天除外),對東南亞廣播次數最多,每天上午兩次,晚上三次。

30多年來,VOA 為了辦好Special English節目,進行了大量的調查研究工作,對播音速度、內容及用詞范圍都作了具體規定,基本上達到了既能為英語學習者提供信息,又不損害英語本身風格的目的,使之成為VOA 獨具特色,擁有最大量聽眾的節目。

美國著名詞匯學家S. B. Flexmer 指明了Special English的三條標準,也就是它所“特別”的地方:

1、它是一種由美國人最常用的1500個基本單詞為主體構成的美國英語;

2、它用簡短、明晰的句子寫作和廣播;

3、它以每分鐘90個單詞的速度,即2/3的Standard English(標準英語)速度進行廣播。

Special English的節目可分為兩大類:一類是新聞節目;一類是專題節目。

該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:法國或廢除戛納Burkini泳裝禁令2017-04-18
A seaside town in France had its burkini ban reversed on Friday. Many commenters on social media were pleased with the news.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:意大利地震前后對比照片2017-04-18
People on social media are reacting to the before and after photos resulting from the huge earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:美國泳壇名將瑞安·洛赫特失去贊助2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:社交媒體指奧運報道里存性別歧視2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:神奇的奧運會:世界攝影日照片2017-04-18
People around the world are posting photos to social media sites for World Photo Day.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:敘利亞受傷兒童照片沖擊民眾內心2017-04-18
People are reacting to the image of a dusty, wounded boy pulled from the rubble of an apartment building in Aleppo, Syria.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:萌寵!科學家發現紫色大眼魷魚2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:菲爾普斯等美國名將登《體育畫報》封面2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:博爾特連續三屆贏得男子100米奧運金牌2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:斐濟慶祝該國史上第一枚奧運金牌2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:土耳其與俄羅斯舉行會談旨在緩解敘利亞緊張局勢2017-04-18
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg to discuss cooperation in Syria.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:中國洪荒少女傅園慧已火遍全球2017-04-18
She is being called the most lovable athlete at the Rio Olympics and Chinas Sweetheart Swimmer. Meet Fu Yuanhui, now an Olympic bronze medalist.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:關注里約奧運會難民隊2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:朝鮮與韓國運動員在里約自拍2017-04-18
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
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:美國美少女射落里約奧運第一枚金牌2017-04-18
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慢速英語:奧巴馬千金的暑期工2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:日本奧運選手里約玩Pokemon Go花費3.2萬元2017-04-18
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
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:歌手Matisyahu夏威夷偶遇流浪歌手翻唱其作品2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:Instagram推出24小時閱后即焚新功能2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:尸臭魔芋花在華盛頓植物園盛開2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:中國火箭劃過美國西部夜空2017-04-18
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
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:冰桶挑戰賽籌集的資金幫助研究人員發現與該疾病相關的基因2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:米歇爾•奧巴馬在民主黨大會上發表強有力的演講2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:電信運營商Verizon以50億美元并購雅虎2017-04-18
Communications company Verizon announced a plan Monday to buy internet company Yahoo.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:米歇爾·奧巴馬現身夜間秀節目《拼車卡拉秀》2017-04-18
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
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:《風月俏佳人》導演加里馬歇爾逝世 終年81歲2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:梅拉·特朗普復制米歇爾·奧巴馬成功之路?2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:2016環法:自行車撞壞就用腿跑到終點2017-04-18
Tour de France leader Chris Froome crashed during Thursday’s stage. His bike broke, so he decided to run up the mountain instead.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:法國國慶日尼斯遭嚴重恐襲2017-04-18
A driver crashed into a crowd in Nice on Thursday during a celebration of Bastille Day, France’s national holiday. This is the third large attack in France since last year.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:NASA朱諾探測器發回第一張木星照片2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:Pokemon Go成現象級游戲2017-04-18
Millions of people are downloading the Pokemon Go smartphone app and collecting funny little monsters. But some people think gamers should control themselves better.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:游戲Pokemon Go迅速火爆全球2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:西班牙斗牛士表演時被公牛殺死 系本世紀首例2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:達拉斯殺警兇手為前美國陸軍預備役成員2017-04-18
Five police officers were shot and killed at a protest in Dallas, Texas, Thursday night. Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded in the deadly ambush, said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. The ambush came the same week as two separate shootings of
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:喬恩·邦喬維樂隊:婚禮歌手?2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:Goole新Doodle致敬美國科學家內蒂史蒂文斯2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:梅西或獲刑21個月2017-04-18
Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi received a 21-month sentence from a Spanish court on Wednesday for tax evasion.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:電視觀眾抱怨煙花直播“摻假”2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:已贏得18枚奧運金牌的菲爾普斯將參加里約奧運會2017-04-18
Michael Phelps swims his way to another Olympic Games. Also qualifying for the U.S. Swim team was Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:《海底總動員2:多莉去哪兒》北美上映帶來驚喜2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:歐洲杯:冰島與葡萄牙雙雙晉級2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:奧蘭多民眾悼念槍擊案死難者2017-04-18
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
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:美國傳奇女子籃球教練——帕特·薩米特2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:梅西宣布從阿根廷國家隊退役2017-04-18
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
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:英國公投決定脫歐 卡梅倫辭職2017-04-18
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to resign and markets to fall around the world. Final results gave Leave 52 percent, Remain 48 percent. The close vote showed how deeply divided the British people are on
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:多名民主黨議員呼吁嚴格控槍2017-04-18
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
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:美洲豹參與奧運圣火傳遞儀式因逃跑被擊斃2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:勒布朗詹姆斯奪冠哭泣成熱門表情包2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕[翻譯]:搶七勝出!勒布朗詹姆斯終為克城帶來冠軍2017-04-18
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.
該音頻有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英語附字幕:這個周日是父親節哦2017-04-18
Some Twitter users came up with the hashtag #PutYourDadInABand in honor of Father’s Day this weekend.
 764    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 下一頁 尾頁

贊助商鏈接

排列三试机号