The Voice of America began during the World War II. 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 War II ended 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 from around 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
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