The TOEIC® Speaking Tests

TOEIC Speaking

The TOEIC Speaking Test Format

  • Content: 11 questions
  • Time: approximately 20 minutes
  • Score scale: 0–200

Below is an overview of the TOEIC Speaking Test, which includes 11 questions that measure various aspects of your speaking ability. For each question, you will be given specific directions, including the time allowed for preparing and speaking your response.

It is to your advantage to say as much as you can in the time allowed. It is also important that you speak clearly and answer each question according to directions.

The test takes about 20 minutes.

Questions

Task

Description

1–2

Read a text aloud

  • You will read out loud the text on the screen.
  • You will have 45 seconds to prepare.
  • Then you will have 45 seconds to read the text out loud.

3

Describe a picture

  • You will describe the picture on your screen in as much detail as you can.
  • You will have 30 seconds to prepare your response.
  • Then you will have 45 seconds to speak about the picture.

4–6

Respond to questions

  • You will answer three questions. No preparation time is provided.
  • You will have 15 seconds to respond to questions 4 and 5.
  • You will have 30 seconds to respond to question 6.

7–9

Respond to questions using information provided

  • You will answer three questions based on information provided.
  • You will have 30 seconds to read the information before the questions begin. No additional preparation time is provided.
  • You will have 15 seconds to respond to questions 7 and 8.
  • You will have 30 seconds to respond to question 9.

10

Propose a solution

  • You will be presented with a problem and asked to propose a solution.
  • You will have 30 seconds to prepare your response.
  • Then you will have 60 seconds to speak. In your response, be sure to:
    • Show that you recognize the problem
    • Propose a way of dealing with the problem

11

Express an opinion

  1. You will give your opinion about a specific topic.
  2. You will have 15 seconds to prepare your response.
  3. Then you will have 60 seconds to speak.