TOEIC® Speaking Test

Test Format and Content

The format and content of the TOEIC Speaking are the same as of the TOEIC S&W Speaking section.

TOEIC® Speaking Test

  1. The test taker can generate language intelligible to native and proficient nonnative English speakers.
  2. The test taker can select appropriate language to carry out routine social and occupational interactions (such as giving and receiving directions, asking for and giving information, asking for and giving clarification, making purchases, and greetings and introductions).
  3. The test taker can create connected, sustained discourse appropriate to typical daily life and the workplace.

Test Format and Content

Speaking test format

Number of questions 11 in total
Test
length
Approx. 20 minutes

Speaking test content

TASK NUMBER OF ITEMS RESPONSE TIME GENERAL OUTLINE OF TASK EVALUATION CRITERIA SCORE
SCALE
Read a text aloud 2 45 secs. per item
(Prep time: 45secs.)
Test-taker reads aloud a short text, such as an announcement or advertisement.
  • Pronunciation
  • Intonation and stress
0~3
Describe a picture 1 45 secs.
(Prep time: 30 secs.)
Test-taker gives a verbal description of a photograph. All of the above, plus
  • Grammar,
  • Vocabulary, and
  • Cohesion
0~3
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. All of the above, plus
  • Relevance of content and
  • Completeness of content
0~3
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. All of the above 0~3
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. All of the above 0~5
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. All of the above 0~5

Sample Test

You can see sample questions with voices, examples of answers, and explanations. These samples are similar to actual test screens.

However, actual screens may differ.

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