"Best way of increasing my awful pronunciation is VOA Special English Radio Programs . I usually listen to the same news many times, then I try to write what I am listening and then I compare on VOA's page if I did it right. After doing this for almost a year, I did the test of University of Michigan and guess what!! I passed. "
"I listen to your program and print any article from your Internet Web site every night."
Each Special English broadcast is 30 minutes long. Most begin with world news, followed by a short report, then a 15 minute feature ,including
Issues that affect people in developing countries
News about farming and food production
The latest research about diseases and medical advice
New developments in American education
Traditions, ideas and life in the United States
Reports about the latest scientific discoveries and medical news
Reports about outer space and the world around us
A series about the history of the United States
News about business and finance in the U.S. and around the world
In-depth reports about a person or event in the news
Features about American idioms and expressions
A magazine show about popular culture and music
Adaptations of short stories, children's books and original stories.
Biographies of influential Americans in history, politics, science, business, sports & entertainment
Internet users can also listen to programs on the Special English Web site while reading the text. And they can receive scripts of features by e-mail. In countries around the world, many English teachers require their students to listen to Special English.
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"I would encourage to implement the development projects in vocational training, promoting adult literacy rate, infrastructure projects, health care ect., at our rakhine state .Government has just two hands which can not cover everything ."Rakhine Student at Philippine
"We want to pursue free trade agreements outside the country . Stronger bilateral trade relations could help Uruguay expand education, improve health care, and generate jobs with adequate salaries.”Tabaré Vázquez ,Uruguay President , 2006 .
"Individually all the adults need to literate and catch international standard education. Improving education is developing our country , training our adults for Human Resource development like Singapore which is country doesn't have too many resources but have many talented adults ." Rakhine Lecture at Yangon University,who is representative for Myanmar at ASEAN youth meeting in 2008 at Thailand .