The special English , (literally: " English spécial"), of the language English E is a simplified form used by the radio VOA (" the Voice off America " , the Voice of America), a radio of State pertaining to the government of the the United States. The texts diffused in special English are read at fallback speed (25% less than the speed of normal diction), use a number of words limited (less than 2000) and exclude the idiomatic turnings.
Thanks to this simplification, people having a basic English level can include/understand the diffused emissions. The special English can also facilitate the training of English; it is one of its uses in particular in China where this English shape is increasingly popular.
The first diffusion of an emission in special English took place on October 19th, 1959.
- BASIC English, another English shape simplified
- List of the words accepted in '' special English '', on Wikipédia in simple English
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- Emissions diffused in '' special English '' by the radio VOA to listen to in Streaming, downloadable sour form of MP3, transcription of the texts, etc
Simple: Special English
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