What is the content of the TOEIC test?
The TOEIC test was designed to meet the needs of the working world. The test questions are developed from samples of spoken and written language collected from various countries around the world where English is used in the workplace. Test questions include many different settings and situations, such as:
- General business contracts, negotiations, marketing, sales, business planning, conferences
- Manufacturing plant management, assembly lines, quality control
- Finance and budgeting banking, investments, taxes, accounting, billing
- Corporate development research, product development
- Offices board meetings, committees, letters, memoranda, telephone, fax and e-mail messages, office equipment and furniture, office procedures
- Personnel recruiting, hiring, retiring, salaries, promotions, job applications and advertisements
- Purchasing shopping, ordering supplies, shipping, invoices
- Technical areas electronics, technology, computers, laboratories and related equipment, technical specifications
- Housing/ corporate property construction, specifications, buying and renting, electric and gas services
- Travel trains, airplanes, taxis, buses, ships, ferries, tickets, schedules, station and airport announcements, car rentals, hotels, reservations, delays and cancellations
- Dining out business and informal lunches, banquets, receptions, restaurant reservations
- Entertainment cinema, theater, music, art, media
- Health medical insurance, visiting doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals
While the language from these settings provides the context of the test questions, candidates are not required to know specialized business and technical vocabulary. The TOEIC test is suitable for use in all environments where English is used by native speakers of other languages.