The TOEIC® Writing Tests

TOEIC Writing

The TOEIC Writing Test Format

  • Content: eight questions
  • Time: approximately 60 minutes
  • Score scale: 0–200

Below is an overview of the TOEIC Writing test, which includes eight questions that measure different aspects of your writing ability and takes about one hour. For each type of question, you will be given specific directions, including the time allowed for writing.

Questions

Task

Description

1–5

Write a sentence based on a picture

  • You will write 1 sentence that is based on a picture.
  • With each picture, you will be given 2 words or phrases that you must use in your sentence.
  • You can change the forms of the words and you can use the words in any order.

6–7

Respond to a written request

  • You will show how well you can write a response to an email.
  • You will have 10 minutes to read and answer each email.

8

Write an opinion essay

  • You will write an essay in response to a question that asks you to state, explain and support your opinion on an issue.
  • Typically, an effective essay will contain a minimum of 300 words.