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TOEIC (Listening and Reading)


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Test information TOEIC (Listening and Reading)

  • Format: paper-and-pencil
  • Levels assessed: Beginner to Advanced (A1 to C1 on the CEFR)
  • Recommended score validity: 2 years
  • Skills assessed: “receptive” skills (Listening and Reading) with multiple choice questions

  • Content and format

    The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is a paper or online assessment based on multiple choice questions with two timed sections of 100 questions each. It lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. The test does not require special knowledge, vocabulary or grammar beyond English used in everyday life and work activity.

    The Listening section

    The Listening section assesses how well test takers understand spoken English. In this section, test takers listen to short passages in English and answer a variety of questions. It consists of four parts and 100 test questions, and lasts 45 minutes:

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Response
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short talks

  • The Reading Comprehension

    The Reading Comprehension section measures how well test takers understand written English. In this section, test takers read materials and answer questions at their own pace. Passages use real-world workplace conversations. The test consists of three parts and 100 test questions, and it lasts 75 minutes:

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
  • Part 6: Text Comprehension
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension

  • source: https://www.etsglobal.org/pl/en/test-type-family/toeic-listening-and-reading-test



Date: expected May 2022
Time: to be announced
Costs: 61€
Registration only via E-Mail: andrea.suessmann@spz.uni-siegen.de as of 15th April 2022

Please note: It is only possible to cancel your registration for the exam until the 1st of June 2020. After registration and payment, costs can only be refunded if acceptable proof of absence for the exam date can be provided, e.g. a doctor’s note or official documentation from the University.

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About the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test

The revised TOEFL® Paper‐delivered Test consists of 3 sections – Reading, Listening, and Writing. The test is about 2.5 hours long,and all sections are taken on the same day.

Test Format
The table below summarizes the structure of the test.
Section Questions Time
Reading 30 multiple-choice 54 minutes
Listening 28 multiple-choice Approximately 41 minutes
Writing 2 constructed-response 50 minutes
Total 78 2 hours 25 minutes
Each section is separately timed. The 2 questions in the Writing section are also separately timed.

Overview of the Test Sections

Reading Section

The Reading section measures your ability to understand university‐level academic texts written in English. The test uses reading passages from university‐level textbooks that introduce a topic. The excerpts are changed as little as possible so the test can measure how well you can read actual academic material written in English.

The passages cover a variety of subjects. You do not need to be familiar with the topic, because the passage contains all the information you'll need to answer the questions.

The Reading section contains 3 passages, with 10 questions about each passage. There are 3 question types in this section:

  • questions with 4 answer choices and a single correct answer in traditional multiple‐choice format
  • questions with 4 answer choices and a single correct answer that ask you to “insert a sentence” where it fits best in a passage
  • “reading to learn” questions with more than 4 choices and more than 1 correct answer.
Listening Section

The Listening section measures your ability to understand spoken English in an academic setting. Listening material in the test includes lectures and conversations. You can take notes on all listening material throughout the entire test.

The Listening section contains 2 conversations and 3 lectures, with a total of about 28 questions. There are 2 question types in the Listening section:

  • traditional multiple‐choice questions with 4 answer choices and a single correct answer
  • multiple‐choice questions with 2 correct answers out of 4 choices
Writing Section

The Writing section measures your ability to write in English in an academic setting. It contains 1 integrated task and 1 independent task.

In the integrated writing task, you will:

  • take notes on what you hear and read, and use them to organize information before writing
  • summarize, paraphrase, and cite information from the source material accurately
  • write about the ways the information you heard relates to the information you read

For example, in an academic course, you might be asked to compare and contrast the points of view expressed by the professor in class with those expressed by an author in the assigned reading material. You will need to successfully draw information from each source to complete the task.

In the independent writing task, you will express an opinion about an issue and support it based on your own knowledge and experience.

Source: https://www.ets.org/s/toefl/pdf/rpdt_section_descriptions.pdf