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TOEIC Practice Test Guide

The remainder of this guide will give detailed information about the TOEIC test. You'll also find sample TOEIC test questions for Reading and Listening sections.

Table Of Contents

Introduction to the TOEIC Exam

If you're already familiar with the TOEIC exam, then feel free to skip this section :)

TOEIC stands for the The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) and is designed to measure the everyday English skills of people working in an international environment. Small businesses, multinational corporations and government agencies use TOEIC test scores as a management tool to make personnel decisions including hiring, promoting and positioning employees, job or language training, and overseas assignments.

Two Types of TOEIC Tests

There are two different types of TOEIC Test: The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test and The TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test. This guide will focus on The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test.

The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test has been updated since 2018. The following table outlines the new TOEIC Listening & Reading Test's structure and new changes.


Part Description

Question Number

New Changes

Listening Section: 45 minutes, 100 questions, 495 scores in total










checknew three-people dialogs, "Diagram" questions


Short Talks


checknew "Diagram" questions

Reading Section: 75 minutes, 100 questions, 495 scores in total


Incomplete Sentences



Error Recognition or Text Completion


checknew "Text Completion" questions


Reading Passage Comprehension


checknew "Text Message" questions

Two Reading Passages Comprehension


Three Reading Passages Comprehension


TOEIC Listening Section

The listening section is the first test you'll complete in your TOEIC exam. There are 100 multple choice questions in total, and the test is around 45 minutes long. Your task will be to listen and answer the questions as they are heard in the audio. You'll only hear each audio recording once, so you only get one chance to hear and answer each question. You will need to mark your answers on the answer sheet. The TOEIC listening test is divided into 4 parts. Let's have a brief look at each part of the Listening section.

Four Parts of the TOEIC Listening Section
PART 1 - Photographs

In each question, you will look at a photograph and then listen to 4 sentences. Choose the sentence that best describes the photograph. There are 6 questions in this part.

Sample Question

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    Answer: (A)

    (A) He’s shoveling some soil.
    (B) He’s moving a wheelbarrow.
    (C) He’s cutting some grass.
    (D) He’s planting a tree.

PART 2 - Question-Response

In each question, you will listen to a question and then listen to 3 possible responses. Choose the correct response. There are 25 questions in this part.

Sample Question


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    Answer: (A)

    Where’s the new fax machine?
    (A) Next to the water fountain.
    (B) I’ll send a fax tomorrow.
    (C) By Wednesday.

PART 3 - Conversations

In this part, you will listen to 13 short conversations and anwer 39 multiple choice questions. For each conversation, you will be asked to answer 3 questions.

Sample Question

32. What are the speakers mainly discussing?
33. What does the man mention about the technician?
34. What does the man offer to do?

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    Answer: (A)(B)(C)

    W: Good morning, Jack. Can you do me a favor and photocopy these documents for me, please? I need them for the staff meeting tomorrow morning. There will be 15 attendees.

    M: Hi, Grace. Unfortunately, the copy machine is out of order. The repairman is supposed to be coming this afternoon to have a look after it, but this is the second time it has broken down in the past two weeks, so it may not be fixable.

    W: Oh, man! I need the copies by 7:30 A.M. to prepare the folders for the meeting. Would you be able to run to our branch in Marple? It is only a ten-minute drive. I just need to make sure I am prepared for this meeting.

    M: Yeah, I can do that. I actually did my training at the Marple office, so I am familiar with it. I can leave right now. Are these all the documents you need?
PART 4 - Short Talks

In this part, you will listen to 10 monolouges and anwer 30 multiple choice questions. For each monolouge, you will be asked to answer 3 questions.

Sample Question

71. What is the announcement mainly about?
72. What will happen every thirty minutes?
73. Look at the graphic. Which attraction is the ticket counter located closest to?

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    Answer: (C)(D)(B)

    Welcome to the county fair! We are celebrating the beginning of autumn by passing out some door prizes. We have already passed out $500 worth of prizes to a few lucky attendees yesterday, but don't worry! We have a lot more to give, and who knows, you could be next! Our town's education board will be doing a raffle every thirty minutes, until 4 P.M. when we will have a prize draw for the grand prize. This year's grand prize has been donated by Lucy's Bakery, and is a brand new KitchenArt baking set. If you would like to enter the draw, please head to the ticket counter. If you are entering through the first gate, take a left and follow it down to the end of the aisle. The counter is right in front of the attraction on the right. Best of luck!

Now let's look at our TOEIC listening practice questions grouped by different categories.

Listening Part 1 - Photographs Total: 365
Total: 22
Total: 32
Total: 23
Total: 13
Total: 33
Total: 21
Total: 18
Hospital & Lab
Total: 18
Household Chores
Total: 9
Total: 9
Total: 29
Outdoor Activities
Total: 31
Outdoor Scenes
Total: 23
Total: 4
Total: 32
Total: 16
Traffic & Public Transportation
Total: 28
Total: 4
Listening Part 2 - Question & Response Total: 515
Ask-politely Question
Total: 30
Auxiliary-verb Question
Total: 42
Be-verb Question
Total: 23
Total: 40
Make-a-choice Question
Total: 20
Negative Question
Total: 30
Noun-clause Question
Total: 30
State Question
Total: 60
Tag Question
Total: 33
Total: 26
Total: 40
Total: 39
Total: 20
Total: 42
Total: 40
Listening Part 3 - Conversations Total: 195
Business & Marketing & Sales & Communication
Total: 34
Daily Life
Total: 50
Financing & Accounting & Investment & Insurance
Total: 11
Office & Factory & Inventory & Shipping
Total: 39
Personnel & Trainings & Events & Policy
Total: 38
Recreation & Rental & Transportation & Booking
Total: 23
Listening Part 4 - Short Talks Total: 148
Total: 29
Broadcast & News Report
Total: 15
Company Announcement
Total: 8
Company Speech
Total: 29
Event Speech
Total: 11
Total: 5
Telephone Message
Total: 40
Tour Talk
Total: 11

TOEIC Reading Section

The reading test is the second section in the TOEIC test and as we mentioned. You'll answer exactly 100 multiple choice questions, and just like in the listening section, you'll be given an answer sheet to fill in. The test is 75 minutes long and consists of three parts. You can complete the 3 parts in any order you choose and allocate your time in any way you wish. Let's have a brief look at each part of the Reading section.

Three Parts of the TOEIC Listening Section
PART 5 - Incomplete Sentences

In this part, there are 30 questions in total. For each question, you will see an incomplete sentence and four answer choices given below each sentence. Your task is to select the best answer to complete the sentence.

Sample Questions

101. The new sales agent solved the customer complaint by ______ offering a full refund for the damaged goods.
(A) prompt
(B) promptness
(C) promptly
(D) prompting

102. _____ by the well-renowned expert in this field, the strategy was immediately adopted by the chief executive and was soon implemented.
(A) Proposing
(B) To propose
(C) Propose
(D) Proposed

103. Human Resources must obtain _____ from the Executive Director before any job candidate can be rehired.
(A) authorization
(B) allowance
(C) contribution
(D) prediction.

104. Managers who have not submitted their ______ quarterly reports need to attach them to an email and send them to Mr. Johnson by noon today.
(A) revise
(B) revised
(C) revising
(D) revision

105. There are noticeable signs of ___ on the office furniture that was purchased approximately 8 years ago
(A) wear
(B) edge
(C) failure
(D) pattern

106. _____ the shipment arrived on time, the majority of items were either missing or damaged.
(A) If
(B) Unless
(C) While
(D) So

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    Answer: (C)(D)(A)(B)(A)(C)
PART 6 - Error Recognition or Text Completion

In this part, you'll see 4 reading texts and answer 16 multiple choice questions. Each reading text is followed by 4 multiple choice questions. A word, phrase, or sentence is missing in parts of each text. Your task is select the best answer to complete the missing part.

Sample Questions

Huge Blowout Sale!

It's time for the semi-annual clearance sale at Gordon's Shoes, featuring massive discounts on all shoes in addition to bonus deals on new arrivals! The popular event will take place as soon as the store opens on Friday morning at 9:00 A.M. and will carry out until closing time on Saturday evening at 9:00 P.M. As always, shoppers will be able to apply gift certificates to these purchases. Additionally, we will be honoring (1) coupons during the sale.

Gordon's Shoes is the largest shoe store in the greater metropolitan area and offers fashionable footwear for all types of activities at great rates. Prices on all items, ranging from previously discounted shoes to our newest arrivals, will be reduced by at least 40 percent during this time! 

Given the popularity of this sale, each customer will be strictly limited to (2) a maximum of five pairs of discounted shoes. (3). We thank you in advance for your cooperation in making this sale accessible for all.

Remember to take advantage of this weekend of great deals, (4) your next favorite pair of shoes is waiting for you right here at Gordon's!

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    Answer: (A)(D)(C)(B)
PART 7 - Reading Comprehension

In this part you will read passages in a form of ads, articles, e-mails, notice, instant messages, etc. From question 147 to question 175, you will read 10 single passages and be asked 2-4 questions about each single passage. From question 176 to question 185, you will read 2 double passages and be asked 5 questions about each double passages. From question 186 to question 200, you will read 3 thripe passages and be asked 5 questions about each thriple passages. In total, there are 15 reading texts and 54 multiple choice questions. The following table shows the structure of Reading Part 7.

Question Range Type of Reading Text Number of Reading Text
Question 147-175 Single Passage 10
Question 176-185 Double Passages 10
Question 186-190 Thriple Passage 10
Sample Questions

To: Richard Thompson <>

From: Stephen Warren <>

Date: November 4

Subject: Our apologies for the late delivery!

Dear Mr. Thompson,          

At Matino Wear, we appreciate you placing your order with us. Regrettably, there will be a slight delay in the delivery because of the recent wildfire in the southern part of the country.

Unfortunately, the incident has caused several road closures. We are effortlessly working with the government and drivers to resume our regular deliveries as soon as possible. Notable adjustments have already been made, as the employees who can't commute are advised to work from home, and we expect to resume our deliveries at full capacity within 24 hours. We can guarantee that your order will be shipped at the end of the week.

Please bear with us. As a token of our appreciation, all the shipping fees for this order will not be charged, and the shipment of your next three orders will also be free of charge.

Thank you for your patience!

Best regards,

Stephen Warren

Customer Relations Manager

1. Why is the order late?
2. What will Mr. Thompson receive?
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    Answer: (D)(B)

Now let's look at our TOEIC reading practice questions grouped by different categories.

Reading Part 5 - Incomplete Sentences Total: 526
Total: 210
Parts of speech
Total: 173
Total: 143
Reading Part 6 - Error Recognition or Text Completion Total: 71
Total: 40
Total: 31
Reading Part 7 - Reading Comprehension Total: 236
Total: 41
Total: 35
Total: 3
Total: 12
Total: 4
Total: 23
Multiple Reading Texts
Total: 75
Total: 15
Total: 3
Total: 2
Text Message
Total: 23


The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test is not a pass-or-fail test. Test results indicate your English proficiency levels at work. Scores on the TOEIC Listening and Reading test are determined by the number of correct answers, which is converted to a scaled score. Each test taker receives independent scores for listening and reading comprehension on a scale from 5 to 495 points. The total score adds up to a scale from 10 to 990 points. The table below gives a description of each level of TOEIC scores reflecting the test taker's ability in English.

Able to communicate effectively in any situation.
Able to satisfy most work requirements with language that is often, but not always, acceptable and effective.
Able to satisfy most social demands and limited work requirements.
Speaker has functional, but limited proficiency. Able to maintain very simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics.
Able to satisfy immediate survival needs.