TOEIC Speaking & Writing

The Global Standard for Assessing English Proficiency in the Workplace

The  TOEIC®  Speaking and Writing tests are valid assessments of English-language speaking and writing skills (CEFR A1 to C1) for business. They are two separate assessments that can be taken individually or together.

In today’s global workplace:

  • Speaking skills are important for effective presentations, face-to-face communication, meetings, videoconferencing, teleconferencing and telephone conversations between colleagues and with customers.
  • Writing skills are necessary for clear, persuasive email and other types of business correspondence. 

Test Content

The  TOEIC  tests assess language skills that are used in daily life and the workplace. Test takers speak and write in English and give their responses to real-world questions and scenarios. The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and  key expressions.

Speaking and Writing Tests Format and Length

The test is designed to provide information about language ability of speakers across a range of English proficiency.

There are 11 tasks in total:

Questions Task Evaluation Criteria
1-2 Read a text aloud PronunciationIntonation and stress
3 Describe a picture All of the above, plusGrammar VocabularyCohesion
4-6 Respond to questions All of the above, plusRelevance of contentCompleteness of content
7-9 Respond to questions using information provided All of the above
10 Propose a solution All of the above
11 Express an opinion All of the above

Writing Test Format 

The test is designed to provide useful information about test takers across a broad range of English proficiency levels.

There are 8 tasks in total:



Evaluation Criteria


Write a sentence based on a picture


Relevance of the sentences to the pictures


Respond to a written request

Quality and variety of your sentences




Write an opinion essay

Whether your opinion is supported with reasons and/or examples




 Test Length

The test takes approximately 1½ hours, with:

– 20 minutes for the Speaking test

– 60 minutes for the Writing test

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