WHAT IS TOEIC
TOEIC stands for the Test of English for International Communication. It is written and
run by ETS, the Educational Testing Service. TOEIC is a North American Business English
exam. It is designed to test the ability of candidates to communicate in everyday
situations in an English-speaking international working environment.
TOEIC test scores are used by over 10,000 companies, government agencies and English
Language Learning programs in 120 countries. TOEIC results are valid for 2 years.
TOEIC TEST FORMAT
There are 2 parts to the TOEIC, the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test, and the TOEIC
Writing Test. It is not necessary to take them both. However, they are designed to
complement each other.
The questions from both are taken from common business and work scenarios, such as
marketing, meetings, making appointments, socialising, and business travel.
TOEIC LISTENING AND READING TEST
The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test is a paper-based test, and takes around 2 hours and 30
minutes to complete - 2 hours for the tests and a further 30 minutes to answer some
questions about yourself.
(45 minutes): there are 100 multiple-choice questions in total, taken in 4 sections. These
are all listening texts, which start simple and become progressively more difficult, moving
from photograph prompts to question-response dialogues to conversations to short talks.
(75 minutes): there are also 100 multiple-choice questions in total. These are a mix of gap-
fills, paragraph completion, and reading comprehension.
each candidate receives independent scores for the listening and reading sections on a scale
from 5 to 495 points each. The total score is then calculated, on a range from 10 to 990
TEOFL VS TOEIC
The main differences between the TOEIC and the TOEFL are that the TOEIC test is used to
determine North American English proficiency of employees in the business world; thus,
heavy emphasis is placed on business English.
The TOEFL, on the other hand, functions primarily as a measure of the North American
English proficiency of international students wishing to study at colleges and universities
in the U.S. and Canada; therefore, emphasis is placed on academic English.
To see clearly the differences both test as follows;;
SECTION 1: LISTENING COMPREHENSION
(Time: 45 minutes; 100 questions)
Part I: Picture (20 questions)
Part II: Question/Response (30 questions)
Part III: Short Conversations (30 questions)
Part IV: Short Talks (20 questions) (Time: 75 minutes; 100 questions)
SECTION II : READING COMPREHENSION
Part V: Incomplete Sentences (40 questions)
Part VI: Error Recognition (20 questions)
Part VII: Reading Comprehension (40 questions)
SECTION 1: LISTENING COMPREHENSION
(Time: 30 minutes; 50 questions) Part A: Short Conversations (30 questions) Part B:
Longer Conversations (8 questions) Part C: Talks (12 questions)
SECTION II: STRUCTURE AND WRITTEN TEST
(Time: 25 minutes; 40 questions) Part A: Multiple choice answers to incomplete sentences
(15 questions) Part B: Error Recognition (Sentences with 4 words or phrases underlined)
SECTION III; READING COMPREHENSION
(Time: 55 minutes; 50 questions) Generally 5 reading passages followed by 10 questions
STRUCTURE AND WRITTEN TEST
1. Winda : Is that today’s newspaper? …………………..
Ridwan : Sure. Do you want to see today’s headline?
Winda : No. I just want to check the movie schedule.
a. Have you finished reading it?
b. Did you borrow it this morning?
c. Would you lend it to me a minute?
d. Do you mind if I return it to its place?
2. Secretary : May I help you?
Visitor : Yes, please. May I speak with Mr. Imam?
Secretary : I’m sorry, ……………He will be free in a few minutes
a. He’s busy right now
b. He can’t meet you now
c. Just one moment, please
d. He’s waiting for somebody
3. Bondan : Hi. Adinda,…………………….
Adinda : Not Much. Oh yeah, I’m taking an English speech class
Bondan : That sounds like fun!
a. What do you usually do?
b. What did you do yesterday?
c. What have you already done?
d. What are you doing these days?
4. Nadia : …………….it’s on Friday after work
Rendi : I’d love to. Can I bring something to eat?
Nadia : No. there’ll be plenty of food and drink there
a. May I help you?
b. Can you come to my party?
c. When should I come to your party?
d. Would you mind if I come to your party?
5. Students :……………..
Teacher : No, they aren’t. look there’s a sign over there that says no
Students : Oh sorry. I didn’t notice it. Thanks for telling me
Teacher : You are welcome
a. Why don’t you swim here?
b. Are people allowed to swim here?
c. Would you like to swim here?
d. Would you mind swimming here?
1. Rian : Can you tell me where you live?
Yetty : I live in a dormitory which residents come from many countries
2. Lilian ; Excuse me. Would you mind to speak a little more slowly?
I didn’t catch what you said
Wiwin : I’d be happy to
3. Rina : What do the two new girls like?
Bayu : They’re very nice. They’re twins and they’re exactly alike
A B D
4. Henri : I don’t seem to be able to make any friends
Mother : It’s your own fault. But if you went out more, you will meet a few people
5. Bayu : Which do you prefer; eating at home or eating in a restaurant?
Hardi : I prefer to eat in restaurant to eating at home
6. Harry : Can you describe Naomi?
Jockie : She’s high, dark and beautiful
B C D
The Reading Comprehension section contains reading
passages and questions about the passages. The questions
are about information that is stated or implied in the
passage and about some of the specific words in the
• SKIMMING is a method of rapidly moving the eyes over text with the purpose of
getting only the main ideas and a general overview of the content.
• SCANNING rapidly covers a great deal of material in order to locate a specific fact or
piece of information.