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:美国三大航空公司修改台湾标识名称2018-07-28
Three large U.S.-based air carriers have given in to pressure from China and removed the term Taiwan from their websites. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines joined other companies to stop listing the city of Taipei as being in Taiwan.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:前板球明星伊姆兰汗宣布胜出巴基斯坦大选2018-07-28
Former cricket star Imran Khan has declared victory for his political party in Pakistan’s general elections.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:Facebook股价一夜暴跌20%2018-07-28
Facebook share prices dropped almost 20 percent Thursday. That is believed to be the largest one-day drop of any company on the American stock market.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:朝鲜与美韩修好 官媒转而抨击日本2018-07-27
The state-operated media of North Korea have mostly stopped criticism of United States and South Korean leaders. Japan is not a target of strong words. Japanese leaders now must find a way to remain part of diplomatic effort toward the North.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:越南男子因在德国绑架而被判刑2018-07-27
Trinh Xuan Thanh, a former oil businessman, had requested asylum in Germany. The government there says armed Vietnamese agents forced Thanh, and a woman with him, off a Berlin street and into a car on July 23,2017. Many people reported seeing the kidnappi
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:老挝大坝倒塌造成数百人失踪2018-07-26
A dam built to create electricity has collapsed in Laos, leaving several people feared dead and hundreds missing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:泰国少年足球队员举行佛教剃光头仪式2018-07-26
Tradition calls for Buddhist males in Thailand to enter the clergy at some point in their lives. The service is to show thanks, often toward their parents for raising them. It is also believed that they will gain goodness and protection through such servi
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:朝鲜欲摧毁导弹发射区2018-07-26
Satellite pictures suggest that North Korea is taking apart areas of its main rocket launch center. The move appear to confirm a promise made to United States officials by leader Kim Jong Un.
VOA慢速英语:密西根州候选人欲成为美国第一位穆斯林州长2018-07-26
Abdul El-Sayed, a former Michigan health official, is seeking to become the state’s governor. He is among 13 Muslims running for offices across Michigan.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:中国号召青年留农村发展2018-07-25
In China, rural communities are aging and becoming less productive. Now, there is an effort to get young workers to return to the countryside.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:叙利亚称撤离白盔人员是犯罪2018-07-25
Syria criticizes the evacuation of hundreds of White Helmet rescue workers to Jordan. The Jordanian government said in a statement Sunday that 422 White Helmet members were evacuated from Syria to Jordan.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:川普警告伊朗总统“威胁美国没好下场”2018-07-25
U.S. President Donald Trump says Iran risks serious consequences if it makes more threats against the United States. Trump’s words were written in large letters as part of a Twitter message. It appeared on Twitter Sunday night.
VOA慢速英语:澳大利亚保护极度濒危的方言2018-07-25
Indigenous elders in Australia are working to keep the endangered Pertame language alive.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:西班牙成为欧盟移民的首选目的地2018-07-25
Migrants used to seek to make it to Italy, but now Spain is the place to go.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:约旦史前遗址发现世界上最古老的面包2018-07-25
The bread was found in a stone fireplace at an ancient site in Jordan’s Black Desert.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:梅蒂斯人身份的复杂问题2018-07-25
The group are called Métis, a French word for mixed. They are the descendants of French animal trappers and native women during the 1600s in today’s Western Canada.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:谷歌利用气球为肯尼亚提供互联网服务2018-07-23
Alphabet Inc will use its balloon technology to bring internet to rural parts of Kenya.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:雨季威胁的罗兴伽地区2018-07-23
More than 200,000 people are living in areas believed to be in danger of landslides and flooding.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:西伯利亚的特朗普汉堡店越来越受欢迎2018-07-23
The restaurant has been receiving increased attention after the Helsinki talks between the U.S. and Russian presidents
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:密苏里州鸭船事故造成17人死亡2018-07-22
The Missouri accident is the latest in a series of accidents involving duck boats. More than 30 people have died in such incidents in the last 20 years.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:加州圣地亚哥国际动漫节盛大开幕2018-07-22
Comic-Con celebrates popular culture and the world of show business. Guinness World Records, the record-keeping business, recognizes it as the largest convention of its kind in the world.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:研究:朝鲜、厄立特里亚拥有最高水平的“现代奴隶制”2018-07-22
The Walk Free Foundation published its 2018 report on what it calls modern slavery. It says more than 40 million people around the world live under force labor or trafficked conditions.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国农民为应对贸易战的长期影响做准备2018-07-22
U.S. farmers are beginning to feel the effects of tariffs set up by China to answer U.S. tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:迭戈·马拉多纳执教白俄罗斯足球队2018-07-22
Maradona joined the Dynamo Brest football club in the Belarusian Premier League. However, he serves as the club chairman and not as a coach.
VOA慢速英语:数据显示东南亚渐成全球毒品集散地2018-07-22
The UN report says Colombia remains the world’s top producer of cocaine. Yet the amount of the drug seized in Asia in 2016 was three times greater than the amount seized one year earlier.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:欧盟对谷歌开出创纪录的50亿美元罚单2018-07-22
ropean Union officials announced their biggest ever fine against Google. The EU said Google uses its 90 percent market share to force mobile phone makers to use their search engine and other apps. Google said it would appeal the ruling.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:离散家庭在美国法庭赢得小小的胜利2018-07-22
A U.S. federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop immediate deportations of immigrant families. The order, which is enforced until at least July 24, would give families time to decide their next steps.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国检察官称俄罗斯妇女与间谍有联系2018-07-22
A Russian woman in the U.S. as a student and a gun-rights activist, has been accused of spying on U.S. persons and organizations.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:泰国男孩谈论被淹在洞穴里的经历2018-07-22
Members of the boys soccer team who were trapped for days in a flooded cave in Thailand spoke to the media about what they went through. The boys also showed sadness over the death of one of the rescue divers.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国公司:中国攻击柬埔寨网络2018-07-19
An American company says it found evidence that a Chinese group has attacked computers belonging to Cambodian government agencies, opposition leaders and media. One of the targeted groups was the National Election Committee.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:特朗普为芬兰赫尔辛基讲话辩解2018-07-19
After fierce criticism, President Donald Trump says he “misspoke” when talking about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump said his misstatement made it appear that he did not believe Russia was responsible.
VOA慢速英语:美国对加拿大、中国、墨西哥、欧盟征收关税2018-07-19
The U.S. Trade Representative has brought action in the World Trade Organization against China, the EU, Canada and others for tariffs they placed on U.S. products. The nations were reacting to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. But, the U.S. says, that i
VOA慢速英语:中国的投资或给非洲带来意料不到的后果2018-07-19
China has financed big infrastructure projects in some African countries. But experts say a lack of competitive bidding and government supervision mean some countries may be taking on more risk than they should.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:中国与欧盟举行贸易会谈应对经济增长放缓2018-07-18
Experts say it is unlikely that European Union countries will join China if fighting the US over export taxes. However, they think China and the US should restart trade talks as China has shown willingness to change trade policies.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:厄立特里亚驻埃塞俄比亚大使馆重新开馆2018-07-18
The official reopening came a week after the two sides declared an end to 20 years of a military stalemate. The countries fought a border war in which tens of thousands of people died.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:川普:“没理由”相信俄罗斯干涉美国大选2018-07-18
American President Donald Trump has said he cannot see any reason to believe Russia interfered in the election that put him ...
VOA慢速英语:被美国驱逐的移民家庭返回危地马拉2018-07-18
Eleven families that had been detained and separated at the U.S. border returned home to Guatemala. They appeared quiet, unsure and tired.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:老年人的生活将由机器人来陪伴?2018-07-17
As the American population ages, the demand for services and care for older adults is growing.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:亚洲菜在美国飞速增长2018-07-17
Between 1999 and 2015, sales of Asian fast food rose 135 percent, beating Latin and Middle Eastern cuisines. That information comes from market research firm Euromonitor.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:非洲猴面包树因干旱或枯萎而死2018-07-17
Some of the largest and oldest baobab trees have suddenly collapsed in recent years, and young trees do not seem to be taking their place.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:美国海军允许女性无需扎头发2018-07-17
The U.S. Navy has approved changes so that female service members can put their hair in a ponytail or wear other hairstyles. Navy officials said the changes aim to make the Navy a more inclusive team.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:北约部队正在芬兰附近“亮肌肉”2018-07-15
The drive from the Russian border to the Tapa military base in Estonia is only three hours by tank. And that concerns the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:俄罗斯美食成世界杯另一道美景2018-07-15
In the past month, football fans from all over the world have come to Russia to cheer on their countries’ teams. Many have a chance to taste Russian food for the first time.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:12名俄罗斯人被控干涉2016年美国大选2018-07-15
The United States Justice Department has announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking during the 2016 presidential campaign. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the charges Friday.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕[翻译]:中国敦促美国企业就贸易问题游说政府2018-07-14
China is urging American companies to tell the U.S. government to protect their interests. At issue is a Trump administration plan for 10-percent tariffs on Chinese products entering the United States. Those imported goods are worth about $200 billion.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:硅谷欢迎中国资本“宠幸” 官员却持不同意见2018-07-14
Noting national security concerns, U.S. lawmakers are looking at foreign investment in American technology companies, especially those that work
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:骨肉分离的儿童已陆续与家人团聚2018-07-14
As of Thursday morning,57 children under the age of five had been reunited with their parents, the Trump administration said in a statement.
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:特朗普提名的高院大法官候选人卡瓦诺是何许人?2018-07-14
This week, President Donald Trump nominated Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The reaction from Congress was predictable. Republicans widely support him while Democrats say they are concerned he will change earlier c
该音频有LRC字幕 VOA慢速英语附字幕:少年足球队从泰国洞穴中被救出来且身体健康2018-07-14
A Thai government official says all 12 boys and their coach are doing well after their rescue from the Tham Luang cave.
VOA慢速英语:津巴布韦反对党:7月30日选举困难重重2018-07-14
For Zimbabwe, the July 30 vote will be the first election in many years without longtime leader Robert Mugabe.

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