TOEIC® and TOEFL® Comparison

TOEIC® information

Looking for TOEIC preparation and or for a comparison of the TOEFL® and TOEIC®?

These are two different English language proficiency exams administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), who is not associated with this website.

The TOEIC® Test is the Test of English for International Communication. You may register for both tests on the official ETS website.

The Test of English for International Communication consists of the Speaking and Writing Test and the Listening and Reading Test.



Test of English for International Communication Part 1

The Listening and Reading Test has two sections, with 100 questions each.

In Section 1 of the Test of English for International Communication Listening and Reading Test you will listen to questions and short conversations recorded in English, and then answer questions based on them.

Listening and Reading Test Section 1 may contain photographs, question-response dialogues, conversations, and short talks.

Listening and Reading Test Section 2 is the Reading part of the test. The Reading Test contains incomplete sentences, error recognition or text completion, and reading comprehension.

The TOEIC Listening and Reading Test normally lasts for two and a half hours, with 45 minutes for Section 1 and 75 minutes for Section 2.

There are 30 minutes in which to answer biographical questions.

Test of English for International Communication Part 2

The Speaking Test has 11 questions and takes 20 minutes. Scores range from 0 to 200 for the TOEIC speaking Test.

For the Speaking Test, you will read aloud, describe pictures, respond to questions, and find solutions for a problem.

During the Speaking Test, try to speak clearly and answer each question according to the directions provided.

The Writing has eight questions and takes 60 minutes. Scores for the TOEIC Writing Test range from 0 to 200.

The Writing Test has 8 questions that assess your writing ability. For each question, you will be given specific directions, including the time allowed for writing.

You will have to write about pictures, write a written request, and write an opinion essay for the Writing Test.

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