The TOEIC® Bridge Test
The TOEIC Bridge™ test is the choice of more than 180,000 test takers a year and is recognized by hundreds of corporations. As a fair and objective measure of English proficiency for beginning to lower-intermediate level learners, the TOEIC Bridge test enables test takers to verify their current level of English-language proficiency, set their own goals and monitor their progress in learning English.
TOEIC Bridge™ Test Content
The TOEIC Bridge™ test is a paper-and-pencil test that measures a test taker's ability to listen to and read everyday English. It is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions. The test itself takes 60 minutes to complete with an additional 30 minutes to complete a brief questionnaire about the test taker's education and work history. (In total, the entire administration is planned to be an hour and a half, including the test length and the guidance before the test.)
The Two Main Test Sections
Test takers will listen to recorded statements, questions, short conversations and short talks in English via audio cassette or CD and answer 50 questions based on what they hear. There are three parts:
- Part 1: Photographs (15 questions)
- Part 2: Question-Response (20 questions)
- Part 3: Short Conversations and Short Talks (15 questions)
This section will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.
Test takers will read single sentences as well as texts and then answer 50 questions based on what they read. There are two parts:
- Part 4: Incomplete Sentences (30 questions)
- Part 5: Reading Comprehension (20 questions)
This section will take approximately 35 minutes to complete.
Benefits of the TOEIC Bridge™ Test
The TOEIC Bridge™ test features a multiple-choice format and is one-hour in length. It is beneficial for those who are beginning to intermediate English learners as the test examines comprehensive Listening and Reading skills and prepares individuals for the next level of English language learning.
Because the TOEIC Bridge test is so widely accepted as an accurate measure of proficiency in beginning to intermediate English, it can help you:
- show instructors or employers you are ready for success at the next academic or workplace level
- be placed at the appropriate level in a program
- establish personal language-learning goals and monitor your progress
- learn which areas you need improvement in