What's New

First of all an apology to all users, been sick in the second half of 2012, did not give us update App, very sorry.In the beginning of 2013, I will redouble our efforts to make the software easier to use and richer content.

If the App is helpful to you, I hope you can click 'Suggestion' to rate the application and wrote your evaluation, your support is our biggest motivation! ^_^

1、To fix Online translation bug
2、Optimization the speaking practice experience, to increase the recording time
3、Listening exercises increased adjust the speech rate
4、Optimization for iPhone5
5、Increase 2012 articles

App Description

This is a VOA Special English learning application, which is easy-to-use, simple and effective.

☆It includes 2011 and 2012 In The News, a total of 70 reports!

〖In the News〗
It covers worldwide politics, economy, military affairs, foreign affairs, international relations, religions, weather conditions and various major events and anecdotes.

【4 Features】
★ The software contains quality audio files and enables learning at anytime you like even in the absence of Internet access.
★ Accurate translation with graphical and text descriptions to help you understand and learn.
★Full text reading and sentence-by-sentence reading and re-play upon a single click to improve learning efficiency.
★ Repeated reading sentence-by-sentence and audio record reference that encourage you to read out authentic American English.

【Full text reading】
※Click the sentence to play it.
※Hold the sentence to repeat reading it at a regular interval of 3 seconds.
※Drag the article up and down to pause.
※Background playing to make it convenient for other operations.
※Automatic re-play; controllable play of previous or next article.
※Adjustable background color, font size and highlight color of texts.

【sentence-by-sentence Speaking】
※Your repeat of each sentence is expected and recorded.
※Reading to be repeated automatically if no learner response is detected for long.
※Automatic replay of audio records after learner repeating; manual comparisons of voices are enabled.
※Click on left and right arrows or scroll the screen to skip to previous or next sentence.
★Note: learner to repeat in a quiet environment if possible to avoid possible errors in recording.

【Translation Languages】
※ 60+ Languages
※简体中文、繁體中文为人工翻译。

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 19, 2011 Initial release
  • August 25, 2011 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • August 31, 2011 New version 1.2.1
  • December 31, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • February 14, 2012 New version 1.3
  • February 25, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • March 16, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 27, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • June 28, 2012 New version 1.3.1
  • January 01, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • March 08, 2013 New version 1.3.2
  • March 08, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • January 01, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99