Resources - take the TOEIC

Malc Prentice

Overview of Test (2015 version)

Listening (45 minutes, 100 questions)

1) Photographs 10 questions
2) Question-Response 30 questions
3) Conversations 30 questions about 10 conversations
4) Talks 30 questions about 10 talks

Reading (75 minutes, 100 questions)

5) Incomplete Sentences 40 questions
6) Text Completion 12 questions
7) Reading Comprehension 7-10 texts with 2-5 questions each
4 pairs of texts, 5 questions each

Changes to the TOEIC test in 2017

The TOEIC test will change in May 2016.

The IP test you take at university will change in May 2017

In the new test:

More information

In Japanese: (link)

Example Questions (PDF): (link)

Online practice: (link)

Tips

General exam tip - be prepared

When I went to my first language test in a while a few years ago, I made a lot of mistakes. The exam was being held at a university in Tokyo. I arrived, then realised I had the wrong campus. I barely made it to the right campus in time. I had the wrong pencil for the grammar section ( no sharp-pencils allowed), the wrong kind of pen for the writing (no frixion allowed), and the battery on my watch (which I never usually use) had run out. Don't be like me! Prepare the right things in advance, and check everything twice.

Listening Tips

1) Questions are in order (answer to first question is at beginning of listening)

2) Answer as quickly as you can, then read the next question. Try to guess what is coming.

3) Answer every question - wrong answer do not get minus points

4) For section 3/4, answer the easy questions first.

Reading tips

1) Questions are in order (answer to first question is at beginning of text)

2) Plan your time for each section.

30s max per question for section 5/6

60s max per question for section 7

3) Answer every question - wrong answer do not get minus points

4) Skip difficult ones and come back at the end.

5) For part 7, read the questions first

Quiz


When will the TOEIC IP test change?




Which sections have more questions?




What does "multiple passages" mean?