Frequently Asked Questions About the TOEIC Bridge™ Test

What is the TOEIC Bridge™ test?

It is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice test that measures basic listening and reading English-language skills used in an everyday context by beginning and mid-level learners. Educators and employers use the test to assess English-language skill levels for academic or workplace purposes.

Developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the TOEIC Bridge test is based on more than 40 years of English-language assessment experience worldwide.

Who uses it?
  • language schools
  • universities
  • colleges
  • corporations
  • manufacturing companies
  • small businesses
  • government agencies
Why use the test?
  • to guide placement decisions at schools and in the workplace
  • to evaluate English-language teaching programs and monitor students’ progress
  • to motivate beginning and mid-level learners to improve their skills
  • to measure test takers’ level of English-language proficiency
  • to find ways to improve language programs
Who takes the test?
  • beginning and mid-level learners of English
  • individuals taking introductory or basic commercial English-language courses
  • people who use everyday English-language skills for school or work
  • entry-level and junior employees who want to measure their English-language skills
Where is the test administered?

Schools, corporations, and other organizations usually arrange TOEIC Bridge testing for their students or employees. If testing has not been arranged by your organization, please contact your local ETS Preferred Network office to find out where you can take the test.

When is the test administered?

If the test is not given by your school or organization, please contact your local ETS Preferred Network office to find out the dates and locations for taking the test.

How much does the test cost?

TOEIC Bridge test prices vary in different parts of the world. To find out about prices in your area, contact your local ETS Preferred Network office.

What are the contexts of the test questions?

These are some examples of the settings and situations you may find in TOEIC Bridge test items:

  • Activities — hobbies, sports, daily routines, free-time activities
  • Dining out — lunches, dinners, restaurants, reservations
  • Entertainment — cinema, theater, music, art exhibitions, museums, sports, games
  • Family and friends — family members, activities with friends, invitations, pets
  • General business — sales, conferences, training, bills, banking, appointments, advertising
  • General ideas — feelings, likes and dislikes, small talk, general courtesy
  • Health — doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals, general health and health care
  • Housing — apartments, houses, farms, buying and renting, repairs
  • Offices — letters, memos, telephones, fax and email messages, office equipment and furniture, office procedures
  • News — weather forecasts, news programs, newspapers
  • School — classes, classrooms, subjects, teachers, students, books, homework
  • Shopping — groceries, clothes, purchases
  • Travel — directions, trains, airplanes, taxis, buses, ships, ferries, tickets, schedules, station and airport announcements, car rentals, hotels, reservations