TOEIC Bridge® Test

Test Format and Content

Test Format

Optically-scanned answer sheet Approximately 1 hour, 100 questions/Listening Section (approximately 25 minutes, 50 questions)/Reading Section (35 minutes, 50 questions)

The TOEIC Bridge Test uses optically-scanned answer sheets. There are 100 questions to answer in about one hour in Listening (approximately 25 minutes, 50 questions) and Reading (35 minutes, 50 questions).
The test is only in English. There are no questions involving translating from Japanese to English, or from English to Japanese. The directions are also only in English. The question format is the same each time year. The answers are all given on a separate answer sheet, where you select the number that best corresponds with the answer and fill it in with your pencil.

Test Content

Section I: Listening (approx. 25 minutes/50 questions) Listen to conversation and narrations, and answer the questions.
Part1 Photographs: 15 questions
Look at the picture in your test book and choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture. Then mark you answer on your answer sheet.
Part2 Question-Response: 20 questions
Now, you will hear a question or statement followed by three responses. Choose the best response to each question or statement.
Part3 Short Conversations and Short Talks: 15 questions
In this part of the test, you will hear short talks or conversations. In your test book, you will read a question followed by four answers. Choose the best answer to each question and mark it on your answer sheet.
Section II: Reading (35 minutes/50 questions) Read printed questions and answer them.
Part4 Incomplete Sentences: 30 questions
This part of the test has incomplete sentences. There are four words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D), under each sentence. Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then mark your answer on your answer sheet.
Part5 Reading Comprehension: 20 questions
The questions in this part of the test are based on reading materials such as notices, letters, forms, and advertisements. Choose the one best answer, (A), (B), (C), or (D), to each question. Then mark your answer on your answer sheet.

About Sample Test (in Japanese page)

These sample questions include the directions for each part, followed by sample questions.

Listening Section (in Japanese page)
Reading Section (in Japanese page)

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Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is required to play back the Listening samples.

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