In 2016, there were changes to the TOEIC in Japan and South Korea. Below are some examples of the changes. Please visit this link if you want more detailed information about these changes.
General changes include movement from structured language and genres to potentially more informal and contemporary genres. These can include:
- Sentence fragments instead of complete sentences (“Sure, in a minute”)
- Elisions (combining frequently occurring words; “I am going to” →“I’m gonna”)
- Up to three speakers and passages in Parts 3 and 7
Section-specific changes include:
- Conversations (Part 3) will include up to three speakers.
- Statements in conversations may be shorter and simulate naturalized discussion.
- Some questions in Parts 3 and 4 will not have visual aids.
- Multiple passages (Part 7) will include up to three passages.
- Text messaging, instant messaging, and chat room genres will be included.
- A new Part 7 question type is finding the most appropriate location to place a full sentence (instead of a single word or phrase).
|Old ToEIC||New ToEIC|
|Part||Listening (45 min)||Question Amount||Part||Listening (45 min)||Question Amount|
|3||Conversations (with and without visual image and 2-3 speakers)||39
|4||Talks (with and without visual image)||30
|Reading (75 min)||Reading (75 min)|
|5||Incomplete Sentences||40||5||Incomplete Sentences||30|
Multiple (2-3) Passages