The TOEIC Listening and Reading

Test has set the standard for assessing English-language listening and reading skills needed in the workplace. Listening skills are important for face-to-face communication, meetings, videoconferencing, podcasts and telephone conversations. Reading skills are necessary for email, reports, newsletters and other forms of business correspondence. The Listening and Reading test offers a common standard of measurement for comparing the language skills of current and potential employees. Test content reflects real-world tasks and provides you with the information you need to easily:

Test Contents


The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two timed sections of 100 questions each

Section I: Listening

Test takers listen to a variety of questions and short conversations recorded in English, then answer questions based on what they have heard (100 items total).

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Response
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short Talks

Section II: Reading

Test takers read a variety of materials and respond at their own pace (100 items total).

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
  • Part 6: Error Recognition or Text Completion

Part 7: Reading Comprehension

Test Length

  • The test takes approximately 2½ hours, with:
  • 45 minutes for Section I
  • 75 minutes for Section II
  • approximately 30 minutes to answer biographical questions

 

TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests


 

English is the language of global opportunity. In the increasingly competitive global marketplace, employers need a workforce that can speak and write effectively across borders and cultures.The TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are valid assessments of English-language speaking and writing skills for business. In today's global workplace:

  • Speaking skills are important for effective presentations, face-to-face communication, meetings, videoconferencing, teleconferencing and telephone conversations.
  • Writing skills are necessary for clear, persuasive email and other types of business correspondence.

The TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests offer a common standard of measurement for comparing the language skills of current and potential employees. They enable you to:

  • Recruit, train and promote the most qualified candidates
  • Save time and resources by knowing immediately who has the skills to communicate effectively in the international workplace
  • Hire and develop individuals who can interact effectively with colleagues and clients around the world

Test Content


 

The TOEIC tests assess language skills that are used in daily life and the workplace. Test takers speak and write in English and give their responses to real-world questions and scenarios. The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions.

The TOEIC Speaking Test Format

  • Content: 11 questions
  • Time: approximately 20 minutes
  • Score scale: 0–200

The test is designed to provide information about language ability of speakers across a range of English proficiency.

 

The TOEIC Speaking Test Format

  • Content: 11 questions
  • Time: approximately 20 minutes
  • Score scale: 0–200

The test is designed to provide information about language ability of speakers across a range of English proficiency.

 

The TOEIC Writing Test Format

  • Content: 8 questions
  • Time: approximately 60 minutes
  • Score Scale: 0–200

The test is designed to provide useful information about test takers across a broad range of English proficiency levels.

 

The table below shows how tasks are organized

Questions

Task

Evaluation Criteria

1–2

Read a text aloud

  • Pronunciation
  • Intonation and stress

3

Describe a picture

All of the above, plus

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Cohesion

4–6

Respond to questions

All of the above, plus

  • Relevance of content
  • Completeness of content

7–9                  respond to questions using information provided     All of the above

10                    Propose a solution                                                   All of the above

11                    Express an opinion                                                  All of the above

The table below shows how the tasks are organized:

Questions

Task

Evaluation Criteria

  • 1–5
  • Write a sentence based on a picture
  • Grammar
  • Relevance of the sentences to the pictures
  • 6–7
  • Respond to a written request
  • Quality and variety of your sentences
  • Vocabulary
  • Organization
  • 8
  • Write an opinion essay
  • Whether your opinion is supported with reasons and/or examples
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Organization