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You can obtain the TOEIC certificate through a website

www.examenglish.com

Or through the University of Berkshire

The TOEIC® exam

The Test of English for International Communication is produced by ETS® (Educational Testing Service).

TOEIC test questions are based on real-life work settings in an international environment (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc).

What is the TOEIC® test like?
There are two separate parts to the TOEIC test. You can do one or both parts.

  1. The Listening and Reading test is a paper and pencil test that takes 2.5 hours and is taken at a test centre.
  2. The Speaking and Writing test is an online test that is taken in a test centre and takes 90 minutes. The Speaking and Writing test is a new test which is only available in some countries.

What about scores?
The TOEIC Reading and Listening gives a score between 10 and 990:

  • 905 - 990 International Proficiency
  • 785 – 900 Working Proficiency Plus
  • 605 – 780 Limited Working Proficiency
  • 405 – 600 Elementary Proficiency Plus
  • 255 – 400 Elementary Proficiency
  • 185 – 250 Memorised Proficiency
  • 10 – 180 No Useful Proficiency

TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are scored out of 200.

Click here to see a table comparing the different exams related to their CEF level.

The TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test


This internet-based test lasts approximately 90 minutes. The two sections of the test (speaking and writing) are independent of each other and test-takers receive a separate score for each.

The new TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are not yet available in every country.

 The TOEIC Speaking Test

20 minutes

The test is taken online and your voice is recorded and sent to be marked. Scores arrive in 3 to 4 weeks.

You have to do the following tasks:

  1. read a paragaraph aloud (tests pronunciation)
  2. describe a picture (tests vocabulary/grammar)
  3. respond to recorded questions (tests fluency/extended discourse)
  4. propose a solution
  5. express an opinion

 The TOEIC Writing Test

60 minutes

The test is taken online and sent to be marked. Scores arrive in 3 to 4 weeks.

You have to do the following tasks:

Write sentences about pictures

  1. Write an email response
  2. Write an essay

Click here to see a table comparing the different exams related to their CEF level.

How much does it cost to take TOEIC Speaking and Writing?
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay around $85. It costs the same to do the Speaking and Writing as it does to do the Listening and Reading.

Where can I take the test?
You take it at a secure online test centre.

How often can I take the TOEIC test?
The test is available once a month.

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