Đề thi nghe hiểu (Listening) B1, B2 VSTEP theo Thông tư số 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT ngày 24/01/2014 của Bộ trưởng Bộ Giáo dục và Đào tạo bao gồm 3 phần với tổng cộng 35 câu hỏi trắc nghiệm. Bài thi nghe hiểu (Listening) B1,B2 Vstep thực hiện trong vòng 40 phút và làm hoàn toàn trên máy tính.


Directions: In this section of the test, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to understand conversations and talks in English. There are three parts in this section with special directions for each part. Answer all the questions on the basis of what is stated or implied by the speakers in the recording. There will be time for you to read the instructions and you will have a chance to check your work. The recording will be played ONCE only.

Time allowance: about 40 minutes, including 05 minutes to transfer your answers to your answer sheet.

PART 1: Questions 1-8

Directions: In this part, you will hear EIGHT short announcements or instructions. There is one question for each announcement or instruction. For each question, choose the right answer A, B, C or D. Then, on the answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer that you have chosen.

1.  What most likely is the speaker‟s job?

  1. Aerobics
  2. Doctor.
  3. Dietician.
  4. Salesman.

2.  How are the road conditions?

  1. Normal.
  2. Bumpy.
  3. Slippery.
  4. Icy.

3. How long has Sandusky Industries been suffering from losses?

  1. 17 years.
  2. 3 years.
  3. 13 years.
  4. 10 years.

4.  Who is Derrick Brooke?

  1. The bride.
  2. The father of the groom.
  3. The groom.
  4. The father of the bride.

5.  Where is Dale going?

  1. To a sporting
  2. To his office.
  3. To his house.
  4. To a boat.

6.  For whom is this announcement intended?

  1. Balloonists.
  2. Tourists and locals.
  3. Parents with children.
  4. Children.

7.  Who is the speaker?

  1. A car
  2. A movie star.
  3. An executive.
  4. A baker.

8.  When is the sign-up deadline?

  1. Thursday, next week.
  2. Wednesday, 12:00.
  3. Wednesday, next week.
  4. Tuesday, 12:00.

PART 2: Questions 9-20

Directions: In this part, you will hear THREE conversations. The conversations will not be repeated. There are four questions for each conversation. For each question, choose the correct answer A, B, C or D.

Questions 9 to 12 refer to the following conversation.

9.  Where does the woman most likely work?

  1. At a record shop.
  2. At a credit card company.
  3. At an insurance agency.
  4. At a department store.

10.  What does the man have a problem with?

  1. His electricity bill.
  2. His credit card statement.
  3. His bank statement.
  4. His department supervisor.

11.  Why will the Stillworth‟s Department Store call the woman?

  1. To cancel the booking.
  2. To order an item.
  3. To book a ticket.
  4. To cancel the charge.

12.  When will the man call the store?

  1. Today.
  2. Tonight.
  3. Tuesday.
  4. Tomorrow.

Questions 13 to 16 refer to the following conversation.

13.  What kind of soup isn‟t there today?

  1. Tomato.
  2. Chicken noodle.
  3. Duck noodle.
  4. Potato.

14. Where does this conversation take place?

  1. In a supermarket.
  2. In a restaurant.
  3. In a farmhouse.
  4. In a butcher’s shop.

15.  What does the man order?

  1. Spaghetti with meat sauce.
  2. Spaghetti with tomato sauce.
  3. Chicken with tomato sauce.
  4. Chicken with mean sauce.

16.  What is the woman‟s profession?

  1. She’s a waitress.
  2. She’s a cook.
  3. She’s a farmer.
  4. She’s a food critic.

Questions 17 to 20 refer to the following conversation.

17.  When does Simon leave?

  1. Monday morning.
  2. Tuesday night. 
  3. Tuesday morning.
  4. Monday night .

18.  Who will cover for Simon on Wednesday?

  1. Carl.
  2. Simon.
  3. Janice.
  4. Rick.

19.  Why won‟t Simon be in the office next week?

  1. on a camping trip. 
  2. on vacation.
  3. on a business trip.
  4. on sick leave.

20.  Why don‟t Carl mind working overtime?

  1. He loves his job.
  2. He wants to go on vacation
  3. He needs to make more money.
  4. He hopes to impress his boss.

PART 3: Questions 21-35

Directions: In this part, you will hear THREE talks, lectures or conversations. The talks, lectures or conversations will not be repeated. There are five questions for each talk or lecture. For each question, choose the right answer A, B, C or D.

Questions 21 to 25 refer to the following talk: Listen to part of a lecture in a geology class.

21.  According to the professor, how did the cycle of volcanic eruptions begin?

  1. Several earthquakes and avalanches occurred.
  2. A cloud of ash traveled around the world.
  3. The volcano erupted suddenly without warning.
  4. Magma poured out of the top of the mountain.

22.  What is the professor‟s purpose when he talks about the visitors?

  1. To tell of his own experience of watching the mountain.
  2. To explain why the events were a surprise to geologists.
  3. To show that the eruptions interested a lot of people.
  4. To criticize the media for interfering with the scientists.

23. What does the professor mean when he says “quiet before the storm”?

  1. It had been a long time since the previous eruption of St. Helens.
  2. The public suddenly lost interest in watching the eruptions.
  3. Scientists took a few days off before continuing their work.
  4. The small eruptions paused briefly just before the major eruption.

24.  Which of the following was the effect of the eruption?

  1. Geologists were criticized for failing to predict it.
  2. Large numbers of animals and people were killed.
  3. There were some new species in the area.
  4. Tourists were afraid to visit the Cascade Range.

25.  What can be concluded about Mount St. Helens?

  1. It is a harmless inactive
  2. It is no longer of interest to geologists.
  3. It is the largest volcano in the world.
  4. It is likely to erupt in the future.

Questions 26 to  30 refer to the following conversation: Listen to a discussion in an economics study group.

26.  What are the students mainly discussing?

  1. Various costs that businesses face.
  2. The concept of opportunity cost.
  3. The rising costs of owning a business.
  4. Differences between economics and accounting.

27.  How does the man help the woman understand a concept that she finds difficult?

  1. He illustrates the concept with an example.
  2. He makes a list of terms for her to study.
  3. He asks her to explain a similar concept.
  4. He reads a passage from their textbook.

28. Why does the man ask this “But is it really that good?

  1. To find out how much money the woman made.
  2. To evaluate the food at a restaurant.
  3. To suggest that the profit is less than it seems. 
  4. To express his concerns about owning a business.

29.  According to the man, how does an economist's view of costs differ from that of an accountant?

  1. An economist's definition of costs never changes.
  2. An economist uses a computer to calculate costs.
  3. An economist tries to lessen the effect of costs.
  4. An economist looks at a broader range of costs.

30.  What can be inferred about the true cost of a college education?

  1. It includes the cost of lost income.
  2. It is more than the woman can afford.
  3. It is not as expensive as it appears.
  4. It continues to increase every year.

Questions 31 to 35 refer to the following lecture: Listen to part of a lecture in a history class.

31.  What is the lecture mainly about?

  1. The differences between salt and pepper.
  2. How pepper made it to our dinner table.
  3. The structure of the medieval European spice trade.
  4. The symbolic importance of spices in the Middle Ages.

32.  According to the professor, Europeans probably did NOT ________.

  1. use salt and herbs to preserve food
  2. use pepper and spices to preserve food
  3. use salt and herbs to flavor food
  4. use pepper and spices to flavor food

33.  According to the professor, why was salt so valuable to early peoples?

  1. It tasted better than pepper, cinnamon, or other spices.
  2. It could keep foods from spoiling.
  3. It had its origins in mysterious and distant lands.
  4. It is necessary to human health.

34.  What does the professor suggest about medieval European attitudes toward pepper and salt?

  1. Pepper tasted better than salt.
  2. Salt had less symbolic value than pepper.
  3. Salt had become part of European culture but pepper had not.
  4. Pepper had less preservative value than salt.

35.  Why does the professor mention that most Europeans in the Dark Ages only knew about the world within a ten-mile radius of their homes?

  1. To illustrate how common spices today could seem exotic to them. 
  2. To show students how the spice trade changed European social organization.
  3. To emphasize their mistrust of outsiders and dependence on the Church.
  4. To point out how spices were generally traded only short distances.





1. D

11. D

21. A

31. D

2. C

12. D

22. C

32. B

3. B

13. C

23. D

33. B

4. D

14. B

24. B

34. B

5. C

15. A

25. D

35. A

6. B

16. A

26. B


7. A

17. D

27. A

8. D

18. C

28. C

9. B

19. B

29. D

10. B

20. C

30. A

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