Speaking and Writing
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The TOEIC ® test sets the standard for workplace English-language proﬁciency worldwide.
The TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication™) test—the preferred English-language assessment tool for organizations worldwide. At ETS, we know the importance of developing strong communication skills to remain competitive in today’s global economy. The TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests provide an authentic measure of English-language proﬁciency that can help you ﬁnd out who has the language skills to succeed. The information in this brochure is designed to give you an overview of the types of questions test takers encounter on the actual TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests. Simply follow the instructions in the brochure to guide you through the test experience. In addition to the TOEIC tests’ sample questions, we have included information on the following topics to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the TOEIC testing experience: ◾ The TOEIC test overview ◾ ETS’s Online Scoring Network ◾ The ETS rating process
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You’re in good company with the TOEIC test.
For more than 25 years, organizations worldwide have relied on the TOEIC test to evaluate English proﬁciency based on a test taker’s listening and reading skills. Corporations and government agencies rely on the TOEIC test as an objective way to measure English proﬁciency for recruiting and promoting employees. Colleges, universities, and English-language programs use the TOEIC test to assess their incoming students’ English-language skill levels and to gauge their progress. With more than 5 million test takers per year, the TOEIC test is the global standard for workplace English-language proﬁciency. We are conﬁdent that the TOEIC test will continue to contribute to the advancement of English-communication skills. Now more than ever, you can rely on TOEIC test scores to guide your most important decisions, which can help set your organization apart from the others.
TOEIC Speaking and Writing Sample Tests
The TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests
The TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests include tasks that people might perform in work-related situations or in familiar daily activities that are common across cultures. The tests assess Englishlanguage speaking and writing proﬁciency and do not require test takers to have specialized knowledge of business. The Speaking test responses are digitally recorded and sent to ETS’s Online Scoring Network (OSN) where they are scored by certiﬁed ETS raters. The Speaking test includes six different task types. The ﬁrst four task types (Questions 1–9) are rated on a scale of 0 to 3 and the last two task types (Questions 10–11) are rated on a scale of 0 to 5. The sum of all ratings is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 200. The Writing test responses are also sent to ETS’s Online Scoring Network and scored by certiﬁed ETS raters. The Writing test includes three different task types. The ﬁrst task type (Questions 1–5) is rated on a scale of 0 to 3, the...