TOEIC Bridge® Speaking & Writing Tests

Test Format and Content

Abilities Measured

The TOEIC Bridge Speaking & Writing Tests measure two English-language skills, Speaking and Writing, for beginners to lower-intermediate English language learners in daliy life.

Test Format and Content

Speaking Test

Speaking test format

Number of questions 8 in total
Test
length
Approx. 15 minutes

Speaking test content

TASK NUMBER OF ITEMS RESPONSE TIME DESCRIPTION OF TASK SCORE
SCALE
Read a Short Text Aloud 2 30 secs. per item
(Prep time: 25 secs.)
The test taker reads a short paragraph aloud. 0~3
Describe a Photograph 2 30 secs. per item
(Prep time: 30 secs.)
The test taker describes a photograph presented on the computer screen. 0~3
Listen and Retell 1 30 secs.
(Prep time: 15 secs.)
The test taker listens to a talk on an everyday social or workplace related situation and communicates the main ideas and important details of the talk to a third person. 0~3
Short Interaction 1 30 secs.
(Prep time: 30 secs.)
The test taker reads a brief text and asks for information and/ or makes requests, offers, suggestions, and invitations. 0~3
Tell a Story 1 60 secs.
(Prep time: 45 secs.)
The test taker narrates a story based on a picture sequence. 0~4
Make and Support a Recommendation 1 60 secs.
(Prep time: 60 secs.)
Test taker reads a short, simple piece of information showing options, alternatives, or choices that can be compared and contrasted, and uses this information to express an opinion, make a recommendation, give advice, or state a preference and support it. 0~4

Writing Test

Writing test format

Number of questions 9 in total
Test length Approx. 37 minutes

Writing test content

TASK NUMBER OF ITEMS RESPONSE TIME DESCRIPTION OF TASK SCORE
SCALE
Build a Sentence 3 60 secs. for 3 items The test taker sees a sentence or question with words or phrases in the wrong order and drags and drops words or phrases to form a grammatically correct sentence or question. 0~2
Write a Sentence 3

90 secs. for 3 items

The test taker sees a photograph with two key words or phrases below it. Using both of the key words or phrases, the test taker writes one grammatically correct sentence that describes the picture. The test taker can change the forms of the words and can use them in any order. 0~3
Respond to a Brief Message 1 8 min. The test taker reads a brief message (e.g. an instant message) from an acquaintance, and composes a response that completes two communication goals (e.g., providing basic information, asking for basic information, or making simple requests, offers, suggestions, and invitations). 0~3
Write a Narrative 1 10 min. The test taker sees a prompt on the screen and writes a story based the prompt. 0~3
Respond to an Extended Message 1 10 min. The test taker reads an extended message (e.g. an e-mail) from a person or entity, and writes a response. 0~4
  • All directions for the questions, whether on-screen or spoken, are given in English Follow these instructions when answering the questions.
  • Question format, text, names, etc. may change.

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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