Listening Comprehension
Hướng dẫn

1Bạn hãy chuẩn bị giấy, bút để có thể ghi nhanh lại những từ, ý chính trong khi nghe

2Đọc kỹ hướng dẫn, yêu cầu và câu hỏi trước khi nghe.

3Nghe lại bài kèm lời thoại nhiều lần sau khi hoàn thành bài tập.

Listening Comprehension Quiz

Các bạn hãy nghe đoạn băng nói về cuộc đời của Steve Jobs, sau đó trả lời các câu hỏi trong bài luyện tập dưới đây:


Các bạn có thể nghe lại bài kèm lời thoại nhiều lần bằng cách nhấn vào nút dưới đây:

Early life and Education

Steve Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco on February 24th, 1955. His parents were unmarried college students named Joanne Schieble and Syrian Jandali. They decided to put their child up for adoption because Joanne’s family would not support them. Jobs’s new adoptive parents were named Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs. Paul worked as a machinist and Clara was an accountant. Jobs’s felt that Paul and Clara were his True parents, even though they were not his birth parents.

Jobs’s family moved from San Francisco to Mountain View, California when he was five years old. Paul and Clara later adopted a second child, Jobs’s younger sister Patti. 

Jobs studied at Monta Loma Elementary, Mountain View, Cupertino Junior High, and Homestead High School. After he graduated high school in 1972, Steve went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He dropped out of Reed after only one semester. However, he decided to stay around the school. He continued to sit in classes even though he was no longer enrolled. He slept on his friend’s floors, returned cans for money, and got free food from a local Hare Krishna temple. Steve later talked about his time at college by saying “ if I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would never have had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”

Jobs was introduced to Steve Wozniak in 1971. In 1976, Wozniak invented the Apple I computer. Jobs, Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple computer in the garage of Jobs's parents in order to sell it.
At first, Jobs was very difficult to work with and sales went down. Jobs had a very difficult working relationship with Sculley.

On May 24th, 1985 Sculley called a board meeting to address Steve’s behavior. Apple’s board of directors decided to remove Jobs from his position as head of the Macintosh division. Jobs left work at Apple five months later and founded NeXT Inc that same year.

Only a year later, Jobs began to run out of money and he hadn’t created a new, interesting product yet. He decided to appeal to venture capital.

In 1986, Jobs bought The Graphics Group (which would later be renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division. The company cost 10 million dollars.

In 1996 Apple announced that it would buy NeXT for $427 million. This purchase allowed Jobs to return to the company that he co-founded.

The company then branched out by introducing and improving its other digital products. With the introduction of the iPod, iTunes, and the iTunes Store the company advanced into consumer electronics and music distribution. On June 29th, 2007, Apple also entered the cellular phone business when it introduced its newest product, the iPhone.

In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, but continued with his job as chairman of the board.

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