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The TOEIC® Tests

Unlock global opportunities with business English-language proficiency

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About the TOEIC Bridge® Tests


How to use TOEIC Bridge tests

Designed for beginning to intermediate learners, the TOEIC Bridge® tests measure all four English communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. You can use TOEIC Bridge scores to:

  • place students at appropriate English-language program levels
  • highlight instruction areas that need improvement
  • motivate learners to improve their English-language skills
  • measure program and curriculum effectiveness
  • determine academic and workplace readiness

Learn additional uses for the TOEIC tests and how they give your organization a global advantage.


Test content and format

The TOEIC Bridge tests focus on communication tasks in everyday life and common workplace scenarios that reflect modern language uses and communication methods.

The score scale for each individual test is 15 to 50.


TOEIC Bridge Listening test

Test takers will respond to descriptions, questions, conversations and talks in English.

Test time: about 25 minutes

Test format: 50 multiple-choice questions grouped into 4 parts:

  • Part 1: Four Pictures (6 questions)
  • Part 2: Question-Response (20 questions)
  • Part 3: Conversations (10 questions)
  • Part 4: Talks (14 questions)

TOEIC Bridge Reading test

Test takers will complete sentences in written English and answer questions about short informational texts.

Test time: 35 minutes

Test format: 50 multiple-choice questions grouped into 3 parts:

  • Part 1: Sentence Completion (15 questions)
  • Part 2: Text Completion (15 questions)
  • Part 3: Reading Comprehension (20 questions)

TOEIC Bridge Speaking test

Test takers will read texts aloud, ask for and provide information, describe and narrate events, and give opinions.

Test time: about 15 minutes

Test format: 8 questions grouped into 6 task types:

  • Read a Short Text Aloud (2 questions)
  • Describe a Photograph (2 questions)
  • Listen and Retell (1 question)
  • Short Interaction (1 question)
  • Tell a Story (1 question)
  • Make and Support a Recommendation (1 question)

TOEIC Bridge Writing test

Test takers will complete and write sentences, ask for and provide information, describe events and give opinions.

Test time: about 37 minutes

Test format: 9 questions grouped into 5 task types:

  • Build a Sentence (3 questions)
  • Write a Sentence (3 questions)
  • Respond to a Brief Message (1 question)
  • Write a Narrative (1 question)
  • Respond to an Extended Message (1 question)