Voice of America began during the World WarⅡ.When Germany was broadcasting a radio program to get international 1__________,American officials believed they should 2__________ the German broadcast with words that they thought were the facts of world events.The first VOA news report began with words in 3__________.“The 4__________ may be good or bad,but we shall tell you the truth.”Within a week,other VOA 5__________ were broadcasting in Italian,French and English.
After the World WarⅡended in 1945,some Americans felt VOA‘s 6__________ had to be changed,7 __________the Soviet Union became enemy of AmericA.They wanted to 8 Soviet listeners.Then VOA began broadcasting in Russian.
In the early years VOA began adding something new to its broadcast that was 9__________“Music USA”.Another new idea came along in 1959.VOA knew that many listeners did not know 10__________ English to completely understand its 11__________ English broadcast.So VOA 12 __________a simpler kind of English,13__________ uses about 1，500 words and is spoken 14 __________of course,it is special English.
In the 15__________ of most VOA listeners,the most 16__________ program is the news report.News fromaround the world 17__________ into the VOA news rooms in Washington 24 hours a day.It comes from VOA reporters in 18__________ cities and also from other 19__________ like BBC.VOA writers and editors use these materials to 20__________ news reports,which are being broadcast in 43 languages.
1.A.business B.culture C.support D.information
2.A.reply B.answer C.join D.interrupt
3.A.same B.short C.English D.German
4.A.news B.problems C.effects D.opinions
5.A.stations B.news C.announcers D.officials
6.A.home B.position C.purpose D.results
7.A.if B.supposing C.considering D.in order that
8.A.reach B.satisfy C.attack D.support
9.A.known B.reported C.called D.printed
10.A.American B.British C.standard D.enough
11.A.normal B.fast C.good D.exact
12.A.invented B.discovered C.taught D.stopped
13.A.it B.who C.which D.that
14.A.slowly B.rapidly C.normally D.loudly
15.A.pleasure B.course C.opinion D.advice
16.A.difficult B.important C.various D.common
17.A.flies B.sends C.delivers D.pasts
18.A.all B.major C.American D.news
19.A.broadcasts B.forms C.newspapers D.countries
20.A.broadcast B.announce C.translate D.prepare
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