TOEIC® Speaking Test
- The test taker can generate language intelligible to native and proficient nonnative English speakers.
- 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).
- 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: 45 secs.)||Test-taker reads aloud a short text, such as an announcement or advertisement.||
|Describe a picture||2||30 secs. per item (Prep time: 45 secs.)||Test-taker gives a verbal description of a photograph.||All of the above, plus
|Respond to questions||3||15 or 30 secs. (Prep time: none ※3 secs. after each question and before the beep)||Test-taker responds to questions on a commonplace topic, as if responding in an interview.||All of the above, plus
|Respond to questions using information provided||3||15 or 30 secs. (Prep time: 45 secs. ※3 secs. after each question and before the beep)||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|
|Express an opinion||1||60 secs. (Prep time: 30 secs.)||Test-taker expresses an opinion about a specific topic and the reasons for that opinion.||All of the above||0～5|