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TOEIC Speaking

The TOEIC Speaking includes 11 questions that measure different aspects of test-takers’ speaking ability. Please refer to the following table for more details.

Task Number
of items
Response time General outline of task
Read a text aloud 2 45 secs.
per item
(Prep time: 45 secs. per item)
Test-taker reads aloud a short text, such as an announcement or advertisement.
Describe a picture 1 45 secs.
(Prep time: 30 secs.)
Test-taker gives a verbal description of a photograph.
Respond to questions 3 15 or 30 secs.
(Prep time: none)
Test-taker responds to questions on a commonplace topic, as if responding in an interview.
Respond to questions using information provided 3 15 or 30 secs.
(Prep time: none)
Test-taker responds to questions based on written information (such as a schedule of events) that appears on the screen.
Propose a solution 1 60 secs.
(Prep time: 30 secs.)
Test-taker listens to a voice mail message describing a problem and gives a response. In the response, the test-taker indicates recognition of the problem and proposes a solution.
Express an opinion 1 60 secs.
(Prep time: 15 secs.)
Test-taker expresses an opinion about a specific topic and the reasons for that opinion.

For more information, review the Sample Test in Japanese.

TOEIC Writing

TOEIC Writing is composed of 8 questions to measure test-takers’ writing ability. Please refer to the following table for more details.

Task Number
of items
Response time General outline of task
Write a sentence based on a picture 5 8 min. for 5 items Test-taker writes one sentence based on a picture, using the two words or phrases provided.
Respond to a written request 2 10 min. for each item Test-taker reads an e-mail message which is about 25 to 50 words long, and writes an e-mail in response.
Write an opinion essay 1 30 min. Test-taker writes an essay expressing an opinion on the topic providing, giving reasons or examples to support the opinion.
  • Test formats and/or names are subject to change.
    For more information, review the Sample Test in Japanese.

Test Length

TOEIC Speaking 20 minutes•11 questions / TOEIC Writing 1 hour•8 questions

TOEIC Speaking lasts approximately 20 minutes.
TOEIC Writing lasts approximately 1 hour.

Test Fee

10,260 JPY

  • You can cancel or change the test date, time and site at a charged fee. For more details, please refer to Test Fee (Japanese).

Test Results

  • All fees are inclusive of tax.

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