TOEIC: Test Of English for International Communication

TOEIC TourTOEIC is a standardized test that measures your listening and reading skills. Unlike other tests, the TOEIC evaluates your ability to function in the business world rather than in an academic setting.

The test consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. Some students take the TOEIC because they want to improve their English. Other students take the TOEIC because they want to apply for a job that requires a TOEIC score.

Your score will range from 10-990. Every institution expects a different standard of proficiency from its employees. Many companies expect entry level applicants to score at least 600 on the TOEIC. Management positions may require a score of 800. You can take the TOEIC as many times as you want in order to achieve your goal.

Here is a general proficiency table:

TOEIC Scores
Below 400: Beginner
400-600: Intermediate
600-700: High Intermediate
800-900: Advanced

Here are some of the topics on the TOEIC:

Typical TOEIC Topics
BankingEntertainmentHealthHousingIndustry JobsOfficesRestaurantsTransportationTravel

Here is the format of the TOEIC:

TOEIC Format
Section 1: Listening Comprehension100 questions, 45 minutesPart I: Photographs (10 questions)Part II: Question-Response (30 questions)Part III: Short Conversations (30 questions)Part IV: Short Talks (30 questions)Section 2: Reading100 questions, 75 minutesPart V: Incomplete Sentences (40 questions)Part VI: Text completion (12 questions)Part VII: Reading Comprehension-Single Passages (28 questions) Double Passages (20 questions)

The TOEIC is developed in the United States, but is used throughout the world. The test developers use American language and spelling. The voices in the listening section are American, European countries or Australian accents.

TOEIC Practice SessionExamples for each part of the TOEIC, and explanations concerning the right and wrong answers.Note: Text that appears in blue is what you will be able to read on the real test. Text that appears red is what you will only be able to hear.

20 TOEIC TipsHints and advice to help you. Follow these essential tips to improve your TOEIC score.

More information may be found at TOEIC.

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