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. 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 is the reason for the call?

  1. To get Clifford’s contact information.
  2. To receive payment for a service.
  3. To discuss available Internet packages. 
  4. To set up and installation date. 

2.  Where was the first facility?

  1. Portland           
  2. Milton             
  3. Rochester             
  4. St. Louis

3.  What is the man calling about?

  1. A piece of         
  2. An airline delay       
  3. A document       
  4. A travel itinerary

4.  Who most likely is the speaker?

  1. A cook               
  2. A receptionist           
  3. A waiter           
  4. A food critic

5.  From when will St. Paul Street be closed to vehicles?

  1. November 9                         
  2. November 10       
  3. November 12                       
  4. Next weekend

6.  What type of event is being held?

  1. A sporting event.                           
  2. An awards ceremony. 
  3. A concert.                                     
  4. A theatrical performance.

7.  What is the caller waiting for?

  1. A medical prescription.                      
  2. A payment invoice.
  3. Test results.                                       
  4. Hospital forms.

8.  How does the master bedroom differ from the other rooms?

  1. It was decorated first.                       
  2. It is much bigger than the others.
  3. It has more furniture.                         
  4. It looks more modern.

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.  What would the man like Julie to do?

  1. Meet with the president.                       
  2. Come to the office later.
  3. Change an appointment time.             
  4. Contact some clients.

10.   What time is the appointment originally set?

  1. At 1 o’clock.                                 
  2. At 2 o’clock.
  3. At 3 o’clock.                                 
  4. At 4 o’clock.

11.   What will the man do this afternoon?

  1. Go to the emergency room.               
  2. Relocate his office.
  3. Meet with some clients.                     
  4. Call the president’s office.

12.   What time will the man start his appointment this afternoon?

  1. At 1 o’clock.                                         
  2. At 2 o’clock.
  3. At 3 o’clock.                                         
  4. At 4 o’clock.

Questions 13 to 16 refer to the following conversation.

13.   What is the man‟s problem?

  1. His Internet is slow.
  2. His computer is broken.
  3. He cannot contact technical support.
  4. His Internet provider closed down.

14.   What will the man get when he calls the company?

  1. A new account.
  2. A new contract discount.
  3. A new credit card.
  4. A new computer.

15.   Why does the woman recommend Roger‟s Inc.?

  1. They give discounts on used
  2. They offer great technical assistance.
  3. They provide a money-back guarantee.
  4. They repair computers free of charge.

16.   What does the woman ask the man to do?

  1. Give her name when ordering a service. 
  2. E-mail the company his details.
  3. Go to a nearby computer shop.
  4. Talk to a service staff member.

Questions 17 to 20 refer to the following conversation.

17.   Where would the speakers most likely be?

  1. At a convention center.
  2. At a local hotel.
  3. At a shopping mall.
  4. At a company warehouse.

18.   What will the woman give Mr. Dyson?

  1. A name tag.
  2. A guest list.
  3. An information package.
  4. An operating manual.

19.   What time does the event begin?

  1. At 8 m.
  2. At 9 a.m.
  3. At 10 a.m.
  4.  At 11 a.m.

20.   What does Mr. Dyson inquire about?

  1. The name of the conference.
  2. The location of an event.
  3. The number of guests.
  4. The dates of the seminar.

PART 3-Questions 21-35

Directions: In this part, you will hear THREE talks or lectures. The talks or lectures 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 lecture. Listen to part of a lecture in a psychology class.

21.   What is the lecture mainly about?

  1. A process for meeting human needs. 
  2. A system of classifying human needs.
  3. A comparison of different approaches to human development.
  4. Experiments testing a theory of human development.

22.  According to the professor, what did Maslow realize from studying monkeys?

  1. They are very similar genetically to humans.
  2. They need very little other than food and water. 
  3. They placed meeting certain needs before meeting others. 
  4. They need the same things humans need.

23.  According to the professor, which of the following is a feature of self-actualized individuals?

  1. Having completed growth. 
  2. Being well-loved by all people. 
  3. Having a limited sense of humor. 
  4. Having a well-developed awareness of ethics

24.   Why does the professor say this: “get the idea”?

  1. To challenge students to explain what she meant. 
  2. To check the students’ understanding of the preceding levels.
  3. To introduce the next idea in the lecture. 
  4. To see if students need additional examples. 

25.   What would the professor most likely talk about next?

  1. How educators have applied Maslow’s ideas in classrooms.
  2. What a person can do to attain self-actualization.
  3. How Maslow’s ideas are challenged by experts. 
  4. Why certain people meet more of their needs than others. 

Questions 26 to 30 refer to the following lecture: Listen to part of a lecture in a history class.

26.   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. 

27.  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.

28.  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.

29. 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.

30.  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.

Questions 31 to 35 refer to the following conversation: Listen to part of a conversation between a student and her professor.

31.   Why does the student go to see her professor?

  1. To ask if the professor’s website is working properly.
  2. To let the professor know she finds the online site very informative.
  3. To request help with her computer.
  4. To see why she’s the one having trouble understanding the course.

32.  The student assures the professor that she uses anti-virus software. What problem does the professor think the student is having with her computer?

  1. He doesn’t think she is using the software correctly. 
  2. Her trouble could be caused by something other than a virus. 
  3. The problem he was having with the website has been fixed. 
  4. She’s been having difficulty with the website all long.

33.   What problem is the student having?

  1. She can’t access the material on the website.
  2. She is having trouble with the class. 
  3. The website seems to respond slowly to her input. 
  4. When she talks, she hears her words shortly after she says them.

34.   What does the professor think about the computer help desk?

  1. Its staff create a lot of nuisance programs.
  2. Its staff run an ethical business.
  3. Its staff often cause delays to computer systems.
  4. Its staff are professional and helpful.

35.   What will the student probably do next?

  1. Go to the store to buy an anti-spyware program for her computer.
  2. Get a second opinion from another professor.
  3. Have her computer checked for adware and spyware problems.
  4. Check with her classmates to see if any of them are having problem.





1. B

11. C

21. B

31. A

2. B

12. D

22. C

32. B

3. A

13. A

23. D

33. C

4. C

14. B

24. D

34. D

5. A

15. B

25. A

35. C

6. B

16. A

26. D


7. C

17. A

27. B


8. D

18. C

28. B


9. C

19. C

29. B


10. A

20. B

30. A


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