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www.df57.com_【官方首页】-大福彩票者进行交际的产物。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。www.df57.com_【官方首页】-大福彩票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。

www.df57.com_【官方首页】-大福彩票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 English(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。

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People on social media are reacting to the before and after photos resulting from the huge earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday.
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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.
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People around the world are posting photos to social media sites for World Photo Day.
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People are reacting to the image of a dusty, wounded boy pulled from the rubble of an apartment building in Aleppo, Syria.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg to discuss cooperation in Syria.
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She is being called the most lovable athlete at the Rio Olympics and Chinas Sweetheart Swimmer. Meet Fu Yuanhui, now an Olympic bronze medalist.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Communications company Verizon announced a plan Monday to buy internet company Yahoo.
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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
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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.
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Tour de France leader Chris Froome crashed during Thursday’s stage. His bike broke, so he decided to run up the mountain instead.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi received a 21-month sentence from a Spanish court on Wednesday for tax evasion.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Some Twitter users came up with the hashtag #PutYourDadInABand in honor of Father’s Day this weekend.
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