TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test

Test Format and Content

Test Format

Multiple choice test Approximately 2 hours, 200 questions / Listening (approximately 45 minutes, 100 questions) / Reading (75 minutes, 100 
questions)

The TOEIC L&R uses an optically-scanned answer sheet. There are 200 questions to answer in two hours in Listening (approximately 45 minutes, 100 questions) and Reading (75 minutes, 100 questions). The same question format is used each time. Mark your answers on your answer sheet and not in the test book. The test is only in English. There are no questions involving translating from Japanese to English, or from English to Japanese.

Test Content

Listening Section (approx. 45 minutes, 100 questions)    Listen to conversation and narrations, and answer the questions.

Part1

Photographs: 6 questions
Four short statements regarding a photograph will be spoken only one time. The statements will not be printed. Of these four statements, select the one that best describes the photograph and mark your answer on the answer sheet.
Part2 Question-Response: 25 questions
Three responses to one question or statement will be spoken only one time. They will not be printed. Select the best response for the question, and mark your answer on the answer sheet.
Part3 Conversations: 39 questions
Conversations between two or three people will be spoken only one time. They will not be printed. Listen to each conversation and read the questions printed in the test book (the questions will also be spoken), select the best response for the question, and mark your answer on the answer sheet. Some questions may require responses related to information found in diagrams,etc. printed on the test book as well as what you heard in the conversations. There are three questions for each conversation.
Part4 Talks: 30 questions
Short talks such as announcements or narrations will be spoken only one time. They will not be printed. Listen to each talk and read the questions printed in the test book (the questions will also be spoken), select the best response for the question, and mark your answer on the answer sheet. Some questions may require responses related to information found in diagrams, etc. printed on the test book as well as what you heard in the talks. There are three questions for each talk.
Reading Section (75 minutes, 100 questions)    Read printed questions and answer them.

Part5

Incomplete Sentences: 30 questions
Select the best answer of the four choices to complete the sentence, and mark your answer on the answer sheet.
Part6 Text Completion: 16 questions
Select the best answer of the four choices (words, phrases, or a sentence) to complete the text, and mark your answer on the answer sheet. There are four questions for each text.
Part7 Single Passages: 29 questions
Double Passages: 25 questions

A range of different texts will be printed in the test book. Read the questions, select the best answer of the four choices, and mark your answer on the answer sheet. Some questions may require you to select the best place to insert a sentence within a text. There are multiple questions for each text.

Sample Test

Here are some sample test for the TOEIC L&R (in Japanese page).

These sample test include the directions (explanation of the question format) for each part, followed by sample questions.

Listening Section 
Reading Section 
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Windows Media Player

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

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